Iwami Ginzan World Heritage Center
The Hinoki studded entrance features a diorama covering the entire Ginzan site; get to actually hold a 30kg lump of silver, experience an exhibition room faithfully recreating a part of the "Okubo Mabu"; the center offers an easy-to-understand introduction to the history of the Iwami silver mines and mining technology. Also hosts a variety of programs that introduce the mines in more depth. Every Monday and Wednesday, get hands-on and try the "Chogin silver making workshop", using low melting point alloys (tin, bismuth alloys) and plastic sheets to make your own custom keyrings and phone straps. Come face to face with the "who?", "what?" and "why?" of the Iwami mines.
Last Tuesday of the month, New Year peri
1597-3 Omori-cho, Oda City, Shimane Prefecture
With an Tour Pass
Adult 310 yen for adults, 150 yen -> 0 yen for children 1 free original ballpoint pen