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Address: 2726 Toi, Izu 410-3302, Shizuoka Prefecture
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Phone Number:
+81 558-98-0800
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Touch the World's Largest Gold Bullion

This gold mine (now closed) used to be No. 2 gold mine in Japan after Sado. Do not miss (actually to touch) the world's largest gold bullion. This place was quite enjoyable.

Reviewed 1 January 2017
Ryusuke M
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299 reviews
121 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

This gold mine (now closed) used to be No. 2 gold mine in Japan after Sado. Do not miss (actually to touch) the world's largest gold bullion. This place was quite enjoyable.

Thank Ryusuke M
Singapore, Singapore
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27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2015

Gold was what attracted me to visit! There is a beautiful garden where you can take photos but it was raining when I visited, so I went straight indoors. The tunnel museum gives a good illustration of history of the mine and how life was working in the mine. I enjoyed panning for gold, though it was tiring!

Thank StarDust-ASH
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140 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2015

Delightful old display about gold mining in Japan. Worth while visit just to see the figures and mechanics of display. Some interesting info and a good long walk underground. Easy access.

Thank cricketfanBB
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

I was trying to visit this one, many times before, but I did not find it open (arriving to late, Monday - closed, obon or new year holidays...) Final this time we arrived in time so it was perfect to visit it. I had visited some other mines in Japan, but this one seems to have the most bad conditions... More 

Thank lia1966
Kawaguchi-shi, Saitama, Japan
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37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2015

土肥金山が、佐渡金山に次ぐ日本第2位の金山で、かつてはとても賑わっていたことを、この施設に入って初めて知りました。生憎の雨で観光できなかったため、この施設に立ち寄ったのですが、雨宿りにはちょうど良いと感じました。 I knew a fact that a gold mine in Sado was the biggest one in Japan and one in Toi was the second for the first time. This area used to be bustling thanks to this gold mine. The reason why I entered into this museum was not able to enjoy other sightseeing spots due to rain. I felt... More 

Thank Sho0910
Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2015

I strongly recommend this place to visit when you are in Izu. In the mine, you can see many figures dressed in Edo style. This figure is so elaborately made. It would make you imagine how people worked in Edo period. Here, You can find English illustration everywhere. Also, you can touch the biggest gold block in the world. And... More 

1 Thank Kandata
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2014

gold mine cave, gold panning experience, museum, ice cream with gold dust on top, all in a big park

1 Thank Re&Jo_P

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