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Iwami Ginzan World Heritage Center and the townscape of Omori

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

More Information about Iwami Ginzan World Heritage Center and the townscape of Omori

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)
    (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)

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 (from December to February: 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

Website

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

Best season

All year

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