Toi Gold Mine

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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.

Spot details

Shizuoka Pref. Izushi Toi 2726
[Admission] 9:00-17:00 (Last entry 16:30)
[Sand Friday collecting experience] 9:00-16:20
[Entrance/Sand Friday collecting experience set] 9:00-15:50
Irregular holidays (closed on Dec.)
[Admission fee (Tourist Tunnel & Yellow Friday Museum)] [Adults (Junior high school students and older)] 1,000yen [Children (Elementary school students)] 500yen [Toddlers] 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
Average budget
[Lunch] 1,001-3,000yen
Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly
Pet friendly
Available (entrance and tour only available)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


  • 大人が楽しめる、夢中になった砂金採り
    5.0 Reviewed:2019.02.12
  • Unless u like history.
    4.0 Reviewed:2018.11.15
    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...
  • Good place and very interesting
    4.0 Reviewed:2018.05.08
    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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