The World Heritage Site "Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine" in Shimane Prefecture was Japan’s largest silver mine, supplying silver domestically and internationally from the 16th to 20th century.
One of the reasons why Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine was designated as a World Heritage site was the site’s consideration of environmental protection, a key concept in the 21st century.
Site : Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine and its Cultural Landscape
Location : Shimane Prefecture
Date of Inscription : 2007
Minor modification inscribed year : 2010
Criteria : (ii) (iii) (v)
Property : 529 ha
Buffer zone : 3,134 ha
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"Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine and its Cultural Landscape"
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