Iwami Ginzan is a UN World Heritage site in the mountains of Shimane, Japan. During the sixteenth century, it was one of the largest silver mines in Japan, and one third of all the silver in circulation at that time was said to have come from this mine.
When you come to Japan on vacation, you must try local Japanese food. Iwami is on the sea of Japan coast, and it's famed for its seafoood. On the main street in Iwami-Ginzan, you can find a really cool variety store with a nice atmosphere called "Gungendou" (群言堂). They sell clothes, shoes, glasses, dishes, post cards…and so on. They also have a restaurant inside the store. In the restaurant, you can eat really unique delicious dishes which you cannot eat at an ordinary restaurant. They are also healthy too, using many vegetables. All of dishes are about 1000 yen. There is a display gallery upstairs, and in early summer 2014 you could see decorations made from bamboo. Here are some pictures.
The address：183 Ohmori, Ohdashi, Shimane, Japan
Important Information : Opening hours From 10AM to 6PM.
Closed on New years holiday
Tel. (0854)89-0077 (Japanese only)
(written by Narumi)