Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine and its Cultural Landscape
January to December 2023
Yunotsu Night Kagura Dance
At one point, Japan was said to have produced a third of the world's silver. The heart of that production was the silver mine at Iwami. Along with the silver mine site, Yunotsu, with its old port, streetscape, and hot spring, has also been made a World Heritage site. Every Saturday, special performances of Iwami kagura, sacred dances, are offered at Tatsunogozen Shrine. This is the only place you can visit a World Heritage site, bathe in a hot spring that has bubbled forth for 13 centuries, and see traditional culture live, first-hand.
【Information on the experience】
【Information for visiting the World Heritage site】
*The schedule and content of the above event information may be changed depending on the weather or the organizer's circumstances. Please check the website before going out.
Tracing Japanese History via World Heritage Sites
For details of the event, please contact the tourist association.