Niibo Ginzan Silver Mine

Mysterious silver mine relics in Okuyama, Niibo

Situated in Okuyama, which is a releasing point for toki (the Japanese crested ibises), Niibo Ginzan Silver Mine, also known as Takizawa Ginzan Silver Mine, first produced silver around the same time as Tsurushi Ginzan Silver Mine. Although records and a pictorial map from the Edo Period (1603-1867) remain to this day, little is known about this silver mine, including the year of its discovery. Sparsely inhabited today, in the olden days the surrounding area prospered so much that it was called "a town with 1,000 houses." Mining structures, including "Hyakumai Mabu (pit)" and "Ogon Mabu (pit)," still remain.

  • Heritage and Relics
  • Gold and Silver Mines
Address
Niibo, Sado, Niigata
Transport Access
Ryotsu Port Approx 20 by car
Nearest bus stop
Konponjimae(Minamisen (South Line)) Approx. 25 minutes on foot from bus stop
Parking
Not Available