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Ikuno Silver Mine

The exploitation of Ikuno silver mine started in 1542. The mine has been controlled by feudal lords as Nobunaga Oda, Hideyoshi Toyotomi , Ieyasu Tokugawa during Muromachi and Edo periods.

After the unification of Japan, the Ikuno mine came under the direct control of the government, then under the jurisdiction of the imperial estate after the restoration of the Emperor.
The mine went through various modernizations with the presence of the French engineer Jean-François Coignet. A great quantity of silver and mineral has been extracted while the mine was in activity.

The village of Ikuno has been recognized by the government of Japan as an important cultural landscape.
It is the first one in the prefecture of Hyogo! The designation aims to protect the mine of Ikuno and the village around. It is also, the first time in Japan that a mining industry town is selected by the government as an important cultural landscape.

The Ikuno silver mine is one of the great industrial heritage of Japan that it is possible to visit !
Come to learn more about the story and the industrial heritage of the Ikuno Silver Mine.

  • Fees:    Adult – 900 Yen
                Junior High-school 600 yen
                Elementary School 400 yen
                Under Elementary school free
    Possibility of:   Reduction for groups above 15 people                     

  • Opening hours:  
    9:00 AM ~ 5:30 PM (Avril to October)
    November  9:00 AM ~ 5:00 PM
    December to February 9:30 AM ~ 4:30 PM
    March  9:30 AM ~ 5:00 PM

    ※last admission for visiting the shaft 40 minutes before closing.

  • Close every Tuesday from December to February (However, in the case of the national holidays is a Tuesday, the closing day will be transferred to the following day.)

    The New Year holidays (December 29th to January 2nd)

  • ・Duration of the visit around 40minuts.
    ・Parking : free of charge (210 spots for car, 10 spots for bus).
    ・People who are handicapped or under welfare assistance, please show your identification and receive 50% discount.
    ・ In the shaft, using wheelchair and pushchair is possible.
    ・ Pets allowed.

  • How to come to Ikuno Silver Mine?

  • Please check the access page for the access until Asago City.
  • By train:
    Get off at JR Ikuno Station. From the station take a bus and get off at "Ikuno Ginzan Yamaguchi".
    10 minuts away from the bus station.
  • By Bus or Car
    On the Bantan highway, take the exit Ikuno Dai 1 Ranpu (the junction)..
    Thenm take the road 312, follow a little and turn right to take the road 429. Follow until the Ikuno Silver Mine.
  • By taxi:
    Please find the information concerning taxi’s company in Ikuno below:

    Ikuno Taxi - +81-79-679-3156
    Ikuno Kankou Taxi - +81-79-679-2301

    Silver Ikuno Corporation
    33-5 Ono, Ikuno-cho, Asaga-shi, Hyogo, JAPAN 679‑3324 
    TEL.079‑679‑2010 /FAX.079‑679‑2755