A World Heritage Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine Walking Tour

Day Trip

Ritsuko Y.

5.00
(3) reviews
Shimane
English
9 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 6 people

A whole day walking tour in old Omori town with silver mine shafts: UNESCO World Heritage Site. Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine produced 1/3 of the world production of silver at its peak period.

Itinerary

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Meeting Point

At your hotel in Izumo or JR Izumo Station

09:30

JR Isumo Station

meeting, take a train and bus

11:00

Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine

Hike and walk inside the tunnel (mine shaft)

13:00

Omori Town

Lunch, walking along Omori town, shops, a temple and a shrine, old residences of silver manegers and more

14:30

Iwami Ginzan World Heritage Center

Learn about the silver mine and what their silver brought to us

16:30

JR Oda Station

Take a train

17:30

JR Izumo Station

Tour ends

Ending Point

At your hotel in Izumo or JR Izumo Station

What to Expect

* You will learn how the silver produced from Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine played an important role in cultural and economical dedelopment of the world around the 15 Century.

*If you are interested in nature walking and traditional Japanese culture, this place is highly recommended. You will know how the local people lived their life in a small town.

The Omori town is a part of the World Heritage Site and it is well preserved.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

* guide fee

* guide's transportation fee between guide's place and a meeting/ ending place

What‘s not included

* transportation fees (you and guide): total 1990 yen/person (one way):

(train from JR Izumo Station to JR Oda Station:590 yen/person, bus from Oda Station to Omori Town and inside the Omori Town:1400 yen/person)

* lunch (you and guide): around 1500 yen/person

* entrance fee (you and guide)/ 900 yen/person (World Heritage Center, mine shaft, 500 Buddha statues & temple)

Important Information

Please inquire my exact availability.

Please wear comfortable shoes, and wear warm clothes during fall and winter seasons.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

Reviews

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Mark E.

Jan 8, 2020

Shimane tour

I enjoyed two and a half days of customized tours with Ritsuko visiting multiple temples, shrines, caves, rivers coastline and waterfalls around the Izumo and Matsue regions. The days were very well organized and more than fulfilled my wishes to visit sacred places in Shimane. I’m grateful to Ritsuko for her easy and informative companionship and for ensuring a very happy few days stay.

Ritsuko Y.

Dear Mark, I'm so happy with your nice review.Thank you so much again for visiting here. You inspired me a lot with profound understanding and respect for different cultures. Each spot was memorable for me too but I will always remember the freshness and coldness of the water you got from the waterfalls. It was a great pleasure to be able to complete the year 2019 with an amazing guest. I hope you keep exploring Japan I'd like to share your views and ideas again. Ritsuko

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Alan L.

Sep 16, 2019

A most excellent guide

I was a Lucky man today in Sakaiminato to have found a nice, informative , and flexible guide. Perfect English. I was shown some of the most beautiful sights. A day to remember. Thank you again Ritsuko and the Big boss man. Most highly recommend.

Ritsuko Y.

Alan, Thank you so much for the great review. We were so glad to have you in Tottori and Shimane area on a day with nice weather. Each spot has become even more impressive for us by accompanying you. I will remember your kindness and smiles you gave us and other people during the tour. I hope your upcoming journey will be wonderful as well. Ritsuko

Mary O.

May 4, 2019

Superb Guide

We arranged a day tour with Ritsuko from Azamara Quest docked in Sakaimenato. Ritsuko arranged a wonderful trip for us with our own car and driver to the Adachi Museum of Art with its stunning garden. Then we went on to visit the beautiful castle at Matsue, followed a boat ride around the moat. The boat has a roof that comes right down as you go under the low bridges - great fun! We also went to the fascinating Lafcadio Hearn Museum and his home. Lafcadio was the first European to gain real insight into Japan and write about it for the European market. An amazing man! Also fitted in a quick visit to the Samarai House. Had a delicious Japanese lunch too. Ritsuko was a superb guide, who arranged a great day for us. She Is a very knowledgeable, fully qualified guide who speaks excellent English as well as being a pleasure to be with. It was very easy to communicate with her beforehand via Triplelights to arrange exactly the itinerary we wanted - a very packed day! Book a tour with Ritsuko and you should have a great day.

Ritsuko Y.

Mary, It was great for me to guide you and your husband in Matsue. I am very glad to know you had a great fun there. I was so happy we arranged the tour together as you like not only on the web, but also on the day. You chose Lafcadio Hearn Museum and his home instead of matcha green tea, that you had already experienced. I was inspired by your deep interest in our culture. Thank you for trying the pleasure boat around the moat of the castle even on the chilly day. It was good they provided us a blanket! Take, the taxi driver, let me know he sent you off at the port without a problem. Thank you again for giving me this opportunity. I was so happy to have such nice and considerate guests like you. Ritsuko

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