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Iwami Ginzan World Heritage Center and the townscape of Omori

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The Iwami Ginzan was Japan's biggest silver mine that at its peak had produced a third of all the silver mined throughout the world. The entire area is listed as a World Heritage Site.
The Iwami Ginzan World Heritage Center is an exhibition facility introducing the history of Iwami Ginzan and the technology that was used there.The Omori district has samurai residences from the Edo Period, the residence of the wealthy merchants of the Kumagai family, as well as other historical buildings, retaining the atmosphere of the time. There is a cafe which is a renovated old Japanese-style house and is a popular spot for relaxing.
We recommend taking a relaxing 40 minute walk by the beautiful stream in the forest as you go between the mining shafts and Omori Town. But make sure to dress appropriately for the walk.

Street address

(Iwami Ginzan World Heritage Center)
1597-3 I-Omoricho, Oda City, Shimane

Access

  • (Iwami Ginzan World Heritage Center)
    Ride the JR San-in Line to Odashi Station. Ride the Iwami-Ginzan-Go of Iwami Kotsu Local Bus from Odashi Station --> Sekai-isan Center (around 25 minutes / 710 yen)
    (The townscape of Omori)
    Get off the JR San-in Line at Odashi Station. Ride the Kawamoto Line or Omori-Oe Line of Iwami Kotsu Local Bus from Odashi Station --> Omori-Daikansho-Ato (around 25 minutes / 590 yen)

Opening Hours

(Iwami Ginzan World Heritage Center)
8:30-17:30
Exhibition rooms: 9:00-17:00 (last entry at 16:30)
Hours extended for 30 minutes from March to November
(Ryugenji Mabu Mine Shaft)
9:00-17:00 (winter: 16:00)
Last admission 10 minutes before closing.

Closed

(Iwami Ginzan World Heritage Center) The last Tuesday of every month, and the end-of-year and New Year period
(Ryugenji Mabu Mine Shaft) New Years Day

Fee

Overseas visitors
(Iwami Ginzan World Heritage Center)
Adults: 200 yen
Elementary school and junior high school students: 100 yen
(Ryugenji Mabu Mine Shaft)
Adults: 200 yen
Elementary school and junior high school students: 100 yen

Website

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

Best season

All year

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