Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine Ruins

One of the most important mine remains in Japan
Culture SHIMANE

The mine, one of the biggest in Japan, was exploited from 1600 to 1700 (during the Edo Era). In 2007 it was registered as a World Heritage site.

The 600 meter Rhugenji Shaft was opened in 1715. Visitors can still see remaining marks of chisels, so we can imagine how strenuously the miners worked.

 

Admission: 410 yen for people over 12 years old 200 yen for elementary school students

Information

ADDRESS:183, Omori, Oda, Shimane Prefecture
TEL:0854-88-9950
OPEN:9:00~17:00 from March to November,9:00~16:00 from December to February
CLOSED:January 1.
Culture SHIMANE
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