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Toi Gold Mine (土肥金山)


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A gold mine which once boasted the second highest output in the nation from the Edo to the Showa periods located in the Toi area of Izu City, Shizuoka Prefecture. The mine was turned into a tourism facility in 1972 after its closure, and today it is open to the general public. The mine contains a 350 meter stretch of tunnel which recreates a mining scene from the Edo period. Visitors can also view a giant, 250 kilogram chunk of gold which is registered in the Guinness Book of World Records, try panning for gold, enjoy a meal at the mine’s restaurant, or go shopping in the souvenir shop. The most popular souvenir sold in the shop is the Kinpaku Castella, castella sponge cake sprinkled with gold leaf.


Shizuoka Pref. Izushi Toi 2726 (IzuArea)

phone 0558980800

[Admission] 9:00-17:00 (Last entry 16:30)
[Sand Friday picking experience] 9:00-16:20
[Admission/Sand Friday picking experience set] 9:00-15:50

Review of Toi Kinzan

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/02/12 大人が楽しめる、夢中になった砂金採り
Reviewed:2018/11/15 Unless u like history.
Is the hottest spot in Toi. As I am not so much of a museum person I just talk around the gift shops and had my lunch. The restaurant at the 2nd floor serve good food. BTW you need to pay $800 to...
Reviewed:2018/05/08 Good place and very interesting
My wife and I visited here on a recent trip to Izu Peninsula. Quite good fun. I did not know Japan had a gold mining industry. We got to pan for gold as well. Good place for adults and kids alike

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Shizuoka Pref. Izushi Toi 2726 [map]
[Admission] 9:00-17:00 (Last entry 16:30)
[Sand Friday picking experience] 9:00-16:20
[Admission/Sand Friday picking experience set] 9:00-15:50
Irregular holidays (Dec. Is closed)
[Admission fee (common to sightseeing tunnel & Huang Friday building)]
[Adults (Junior high school students and older)] 1,000yen
[Children (Elementary School Students)] 500yen
[Child] Free

[Sand Friday picking experience]
[Adults (Junior high school students and older)] 750yen
[Children (Elementary school age students and under)] 650yen
Parking Lot
Credit Card
Available (VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, UnionPay, DISCOVER, Diners Club)
Not available
Vegetarian Menu
Not available
English Menu
Temporary suspension of business:Closed until May 31, 2020 (Information as of May 15, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes (with umbrella rental)
* Admission and tours are possible
Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly
Pet friendly
Yes (Admission, tour only)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          Shizuoka Areas


          With the giant Pacific Ocean to the south and the great Mount Fuji to the north, Shizuoka prefecture is blessed with some of the best views the country has to offer. The white sand beaches of the Izu Peninsula are a rare find on mainland Japan, neighbored by beautiful cliffs, tumbling hills, and natural hot springs. As Japan’s largest producer of green tea, the age-old tradition of tea drinking is ubiquitous in Shizuoka, from the miles of tea fields to the old tea houses hosting traditional tea ceremonies.