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Iwami Ginzan World Heritage Center石見銀山世界遺産センター


Museum / Science Museum

This is a museum located in Omori Town, Ota City, Shimane Prefecture, introducing the history and mining technology of Iwami Silver Mine, a World Heritage site. The exhibition content is arranged in a way that is easy for both adults and children to understand, focused mainly on models, images and replicas. The permanent exhibit also features a diorama of the entire silver mine and actual silver ore that can be held. A limited guided walking tour of the mine’s largest tunnel “Okubomabu” is also popular.


Shimane Pref. Odashi Omorichou A) 1597-3 (Izumo / Iwami GinzanArea)

phone 0854890183

[Exhibition room viewing Hours] 9:00-17:00 (Last entry 16:30)
*Mar.-Nov. is extended by 30 minutes

Review of Iwami Ginzan World Heritage Center

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Reviewed:2020/01/02 Look closer than the statistics do
I spent 6 hours to go around the village and the former mining place. The village has 405 residents. The mining activities started from 1300s until 1900s.
If you just look into that statistics and...
Reviewed:2019/04/25 Tolle Erlebnisse in Iwami Ginza
We went to the silver mining area as there was a recommendation in the lonely planet guidebook. The area is not as touristy as the big cities but they have a lot of handy features vor foreign...
Reviewed:2017/12/13 Great way to start visit to silver mine ...
This is a great place to start the visit to silver mines, as it gives a good introduction and context. English signs are limited, but staff gave me an iPad with English explanations for everything...

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Shimane Pref. Odashi Omorichou A) 1597-3 [ map ]
Izumo / Iwami GinzanArea
[Exhibition room viewing Hours] 9:00-17:00 (Last entry 16:30)
*Mar.-Nov. is extended by 30 minutes
Monthly Final Tuesday, New Year's Holiday
[Admission fee] Free
[Charge exhibition room Admission fee to view] General 310yenyen (Group 260yen), Elementary and middle school students 150yen (Group 100yen)
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Available 400spaces
Credit Card
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          Shimane Areas


          What Shimane prefecture lacks in size and population, it makes up for in scenery and ancient mythology. Izumo-taisha, in the middle of the prefecture, is said to be Japan's oldest Shinto shrine, where stories that delve into the creation of the Japanese race have been passed down over centuries. The 180 Oki Islands, a 40-minute ferry ride north of Sakaiminato, offer an undiscovered paradise well off the beaten track.