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.
This place is near Iwami-ginzan park (Look for 石見銀山公園 on the map, or ask for directions to "Iwami Ginzan Koen"). If you walk about 5 minutes from the park, you can reach here. (See the map below. You can pick up these maps free in the town.) Look out for the red sign with CAFE written on it in block letters.
Cafe Ju-ru serves delicious curry and pizza, sweets and drinks. This restaurant’s curry is really good. It's made of Shimane beef and the rice is grown in Ohda city. You can also eat parfait, cake, and ice cream for dessert. The parfait is made of fresh fruits, including some raspberries grown near the store. The restaurant’s atmosphere is lovely. It looks like an old Japanese house. You can relax and enjoy the retro interior.
Address: 206 ha O-moricho Hamada Shimane
Tel:0854-89-0866 (Japanese only)
Hours of opening: Tuesday to Sunday (Monday is holiday)
10:00 ~ sunset
Average budget: 420 yen~1300 yen
(written by Ruri)