What to See & Do


Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine (World Heritage Center, Ryugenjimabu and Kumagai Family Residence)

Asia's First Industrial Heritage Site Coexisting with Nature

The remains of this silver mine were listed as a World Heritage Site in 2007. A large amount of silver was mined in the world in the 16th and 17th centuries. Japanese silver accounted for about one third of the total silver produced. A considerable part of this is believed to have been output from Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine. Ryugenjimabu is the only horizontal tunnel (mine tunnel entrance) where silver ore was mined to be open to the public. You will be introduced to the full picture of Iwami Ginan Silver Mine with a wealth of materials and dioramas in the World Heritage Center. The Kumagai Family Residence is the most prominent mercantile house that flourished with Iwami Ginzan Mine.

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Basic Information
Address Oda-shi, Shimane
Telephone Number 0854-89-9090 (Oda City Tourist Association)
Website http://www.ginzan-wm.jp/en
Business Hours Differs by facility
Closed Days Differs by facility
Price and Admission Differs by facility
Directions Approx. 30 minutes by bus from Odashi Station on the JR San'in Main Line