Iwami Ginzan Travel Guide What to do around Iwami Ginzan
Iwami Ginzan is a historic silver mine in the mountains of Oda City Shimane Prefecture. The most prominent silver mine in Japan it was discovered in the early 16th century and was mined for nearly 400 years. The main attractions are divided into three areas.
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Iwami Ginzan Model Course: Silver Mines and Onsens SHIMANE
Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine was an active mine from the 16th to the 20th century. The fine quality of silver produced here had an influence on economics all over the world. This tour traces the remains of a mining town and the olds streets that once prospered as a town founded by silver.
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Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine World Heritage Site Pictures
Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine and its Cultural Landscape is a relict mining landscape that flourished between the 17th and 19th centuries due to an exchange of ideas and trade with East Asia and Europe. It gives an overall picture of mine management from silver production to shipment.
Iwami Ginzan Travel: Silver Mine
Silver Mine. Silver. Mine. At its peak Iwami Ginzan was one of the top producing silver mines in the world. Its yearly output of 38 tons of silver made up approximately a third of the world 39s production. Silver from the mine known as quotSoma Silverquot was of exceptionally high quality and control of the mine was fiercely contested by local
Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine and its Cultural Landscape UNESCO
Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine and its Cultural Landscape. The Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine in the southwest of Honshu Island is a cluster of mountains rising to 600 m and interspersed by deep river valleys featuring the archaeological remains of largescale mines smelting and refining sites and mining settlements worked between the 16th and 20th centuries.
Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine GaijinPot Travel
Iwami Ginzan sits within the historical city of Oda which encompasses not only Omori but the oldschool bathing town Yunotsu Onsen as well. Collectively the area was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007 dubbed as Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine and its Cultural Landscape.
Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine and Omori Town VISIT SHIMANE
Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine and Omori Town. Iwami Ginzan opened in 1526 and for around 400 years was an active mine. It flourished between 1500 and 1700 and was fought over by many rulers in the area. It came under strict control around the end of the Tokugawa Shogunate. At one period Japan produced a third of the worlds silver and most of
Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine UNESCO Travel Japan JNTO
Between 1526 to 1921 Iwami Ginzan flourished as one of the world 39s great silver mines with as much as onethird of the world 39s 16th century silver sourced here. Lo ed over a wide area in the central region of Shimane Prefecture of the Chugoku Region the mine and the surrounding area retain the same features as they did centuries ago.