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Hyogo Prefecture (Himeji city, Fukuzaki town, Ichikawa town, Kamikawa town, Asago city, Yabu city)Silver carriage road and mining road going through Bantan:
73km long wheel track to trace back the memory of resource-rich Japan

Complete view of former Ikuno mine headquarters

Complete view of former Ikuno mine headquarters

Summary

The Bantan district is located in the center of Hyogo Prefecture. A road with the name of “silver carriage road” goes through this district from Himeji/Shikama port to Ikuno mine in a straight line from south to north. It is further extended to “mining road,” which is connected to Akenobo mine and Nakase mine.
A 73km long road, heading for Japan’s leading mine group, leads you to a mining town through a post town that shows signs of the Meiji era. If you proceed further, you will reach the mining tunnels in calm atmosphere.
A trip heading for mine group, which was the starting point of modernization and is the destination of this road, invites you to the memory of mineral resource-rich Japan with an oxidized silver scenery of mining towns and access to people’s lives of the present and past.

Cultural properties

  • Remains of Shikamatsu Monoageba
    Remains of Shikamatsu Monoageba
    Remains of Shikamatsu Monoageba
  • Silver carriage road going through a post town (Tsujikawa town)
    Silver carriage road going through a post town (Tsujikawa town)
    Silver carriage road going through a post town (Tsujikawa town)
  • Tunnel of Ikuno mine
    Tunnel of Ikuno mine
    Tunnel of Ikuno mine
  • Tunnel of Akenobe mine
    Tunnel of Akenobe mine
    Tunnel of Akenobe mine

Map of cultural properties