Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine (Oda City, Shimane Pref.)
Inscribed as a World Heritage Site in 2007
Visions of the medieval silver rush, the more you learn, the more profound is your impression - historical reports, etc.
- (Mar. - May)
- (Jun. - Aug.)
- (Sept. - Nov.)
- (Dec. - Feb.)
- : Culture
- : Gourmet
- : Relaxation
- : Shopping
- : Scenery
- : Convenience
- The Ryugenji and the Okubo Mabu
Silver mine shafts were called mabu in Japanese, and these are unique because they are open to the public. There are chisel marks on the walls left as the miners dug out the shafts, a testimony to the power of the human spirit.
- The Town of Omori
The town of Omori, which grew alongside the silver mine and which has also been designated by the government as a protected townscape area, features rows of old buildings, silversmith establishments and other souvenir shops, restaurants serving soba noodles and other delicacies, and more.
- Yunotsu Onsen
Yunotsu, which once flourished as a port from which silver products were shipped, is also an onsen area. Travelers can be relieved of the weariness of their journey in inns and open-air baths imbued with character. The streets of Yunotsu have also been designated by the government as a protected townscape area.
- By air:
- Haneda Airport - Izumo Airport; about 1 hour 20 minutes
- Itami Airport - Izumo Airport; about 1 hour
- By train:
- Izumo Airport - Izumo City Station by bus - Oda City Station by train; about 1 hour
- By bus:
- Oda City Station - Omoridaikanshoato (Omori magistrate's office site) (Iwamiginzan); about 30 minutes
- Iwami-Ginzan Silver Mine Sites