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“Silver Mines in the Edo period”

Iwami-Ginzan Silver Mine
Reviewed 11 March 2013

Omori is a small town leading to the silver mines with a population of 400. The intimacy and history of the town is captivating. Take a hike or rent a bike to the mines. Along the way, you will encounter many finds along the way. While the beauty of the trees and animals set the tone, look around and you will inevitably find a shrine, temple, castle, and ruin along the way. With so much to look at, spend a day in the town and explore the town and forests. The road leading up to the shrine is not treacherous but full of nature and beauty. Once at the opening of the mines, it is a 20 minute walk through the tunnel itself. The cool darkness of the tunnel gives us a sense of what it was like for the miners. The town has preserved its history quite well. There are many souvenir shops and restaurants. Here you can visit old samurai residents, and even have a meal in a samurai house. If you want to have a real Edo period experience, Omori is the perfect place to visit.

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Reviewed 9 January 2012

The area is beautiful, the hike invigorating, and the museum and mine shafts fascinating. Highly recommended. The town of Omori is worth a half day visit. The wonderful temples and shrines are well kept and atmospheric.

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