Tag: JP – Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine and its Cultural Landscape

A Trip Through Japan’s Chugoku Region: Yamaguchi, Hiroshima,Tottori and Beyond; Tsunagu Japan

Abundant with pristine beaches, lush forested mountains, unworldly desert landscapes, and incredible stories – it is a wonder why Japan’s Chugoku region is still relatively off the beaten tourist track. The Chugoku region is a place deeply rooted in mythology, overflowing with delicacies from both land and sea, and has unexpected wonders at every turn. Here Tsunagu Japan will take you on a trip through the five prefectures of Yamaguchi, Hiroshima, Shimane, Okayama, and Tottori, showing wondrous tourist attractions and explaining local delicacies.

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What once was Japan’s largest silver mine is now its most historic; GaijinPot Travel; Japan Today

During the 17th century, a third of the world’s silver was produced in the small town of Omori in Shimane Prefecture. In fact, the town was home to the largest silver mine in Japan’s long history– Iwami Ginzan. Closed down in the 1920s, the skeletons of Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine remain, waiting to…

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Yunotsu Onsen: Home of rustic onsen and fighting demons; Japan Today

Visiting Yunotsu is like jumping into a photograph from the 1900s—a time when Japanese houses didn’t have baths, so hot springs were the only bathing option. The sole street of this western district of Shimane Prefecture’s Oda city is lined with ryokans and hot springs. Some even date back to 1,300 years…

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