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
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.
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.
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