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Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine World Heritage Site

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At its peak, the Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine was Japan's largest silver mine, pushing Japan to produce about one-third of the silver in all the world. The entire area is now a World Heritage Site.
The Omori district features a number of historical buildings preserved in their original state, including the homes of samurai and merchants, as well as the Kumagai Residence, all from the Edo period. The cafe located in a renovated old house is a popular spot to relax and unwind.
It takes about 40 minutes on foot from Omori town to reach Ryugenji Mabu,* the mine shaft where silver was once mined. Be sure to wear comfortable fitting clothes for the long walk.

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Street address

Omori-cho, Oda City

Access

  • [Iwami Kotsu Bus Kawamoto Line or Omori/Oe Line] Oda-shi Station-->→Omoridaikansho-ato Around 25 minutes
    40 minutes by foot to Ryugenjimabu.

Opening Hours

*09:00-17:30 (16:00 from December to February)

Closed

New Year holiday

Website

http://ginzan.city.ohda.lg.jp/1750.html

Best season

All year

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* Discount for foreigners available

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