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City from about three and a half hours by car Kyoto – “Ikuno silver mine” hideout full sense of the Kansai region of the views of

Introduce recommended spot to enjoy Kansai weekend trip regardless even in the rain. From Kyoto city about three and a half hours by car, some in the immediate vicinity of the Castle in the Sky, “Takeda Castle”, “Ikuno silver mine”. Likely to have been used in the hideout of Kaito anime, not say downright dim atmosphere. Silver mine tunnel entrance of the waterfall is also, without doubt that put a fire in the adventure. Let dance mind in the future begins with adventure, the first to start a deep in the mountains of the tunnel search.

Tunnels, such as the hideout that tickle the waterfall and the adventurous spirit of the superb view

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Mine of Japan’s leading silver in the Hyogo Prefecture Asago “Ikuno silver mine”. Full-fledged mining starts from the Muromachi period, it has been supporting the authority of the finance of the time as Nobunaga and Ieyasu under the direct control land. Through the heyday of the era of Yoshimune, the state-run alpine government under the direct control of the Meiji first year. In 1896 the Mitsubishi joint-stock company, but has been subjected to mining as one of Japan’s leading mining, closure in 1973. It is open to the public as a tourist facility in the following year 1974.

Lot recommend point of tourism in such Ikuno silver mine.

First of all, tunnel entrance of the waterfall. Approximately of about 20 meters of height “Fudodaki” the attraction of the beginning of the adventure. As little shooting spot, it is also popular from the camera lover.

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Enjoy the approximately 40 minutes of adventure

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Mine is kept at about 13 degrees throughout the year, summer is cool, be a winter feel warm for overdress. However, to follow about 40 minutes tunnel for tourism, because the last person who comes cold from the core of the body, the summer is long sleeves is necessary.

Not only firmly establish location, there is also a rock face bare of location, can you boost the adventure mood. Just because for tourism, there is how to Kind regards there was reproduced mannequin of the time work, when I saw for the first time in the dim underground is, a mind that Zottosuru. If willing to go and zot, an explosion sound echoes in the heart. This is also in the reproduction of attraction the mining method by blasting at the time, it is possible to press the switch on their own. Since a very large volume, Toka children sometimes cry in fear.

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Further advance and, reaching the location of likely to create a counterfeit atmosphere. Likely this device, called “Mekuaga motor” had serves to carry away the mined ore. But is not currently in motion, and visualize the situation that were running at the time, bud feeling that excited coming back to the kid.

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Where little went in the back from Mekuaga machine

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In addition, and waterfalls flowing through the underground, you see the things like the earth of tear, should the explorer mood to enjoy. Autumn leaves of return, such as after seeing the “Takeda Castle”, be fun even try a little adventure.

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Ikuno Ginzan
residence: Hyogo Prefecture Asago Ikuno-cho Ono 33-5
-running industry Time: April to October: 9: 00-17: 30 (subject to final payment 16:50)
November: 9: 00-17: 00 (subject to final payment 16:20)
December to February: 9: 30-16: 30 (subject to final payment 15:50)
March: 9: 30-17: 00 (subject to final payment 14:20)
the Close: Regular holiday from December to FebruaryのMi 3 ka month periodのevery week Huoyao ri (Huoyao ri ga Good dayのoccasion wa next day)
parking lot: thou ri
admission material: adults 900 yen, high school students 600 yen, primary schoolchild 400 yen, pupils did not Man no material
※ Tuan body cut lead thou ri

“Text, Photo: Naoyuki Nakagawa”



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