Iwami Ginzan is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Japan and is located in the Shimane Prefecture. It is a former silver mine that operated between the 16th and 20th centuries and was one of the largest producers of silver in the world during its peak. The site includes a series of mining tunnels, mining settlements, and storage facilities. The mining settlements include traditional Japanese homes, workshops, and shrines, showcasing the daily life and culture of the miners and their families. The site also features a large collection of cultural and historical artifacts that provide insight into the history of silver mining in Japan and the role it played in shaping the nation’s economy and society.

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