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Toi Kinzan
Vacation Travel Guide

Toi Kinzan which includes interior views and caves
Learn the early history of the Izu Peninsula at this dedicated gold museum or try panning for gold at the mine next door.

Visit Toi Kinzan (Gold Mine Museum) to see examples of the different forms gold can take, learn about the manufacturing processing involved in turning the raw gold into a commodity and explore nearly 100 kilometres (60 miles) of tunnel used by miners in the region.

For nearly four centuries, the Izu Peninsula stood at the heart of Japan’s gold industry. The largest of the peninsula’s mines was located in Toi and is today a major tourist attraction of the region.

Walk through the museum galleries to learn about the different techniques used for gold mining in Japan. While the mine in Toi hasn’t been operational since the late 17th century, some extremely advanced techniques were used. See the various pans, sieves and mechanical devices used by miners.

Take a look at the large collection of gold nuggets from various gold regions of Japan. See the differences in size, texture and colour as you compare each. One of the most popular attractions at the museum is the world’s largest gold bar. Certified as the largest by the Guinness Book of World Records, the bar weighs 250 kilograms (550 pounds) and is worth many millions of dollars.

Try your luck at finding your own gold. Tour some of the 100 kilometres (60 miles) of tunnels and pan for gold in the Sakin-kan hall. Sieve dirt and water through your pan as you search for the gold flecks. While most of the big nuggets have long been found, it’s common to find smaller pieces which make for memorable souvenirs.

Toi Kinzan is located in the town of Toi, on the western coast of the Izu Peninsula. The town is best reached by car or bus and there is free parking at the museum. The museum is open daily and an admission fee applies.

Learn the early history of the Izu Peninsula at this dedicated gold museum or try panning for gold at the mine next door.

Visit Toi Kinzan (Gold Mine Museum) to see examples of the different forms gold can take, learn about the manufacturing processing involved in turning the raw gold into a commodity and explore nearly 100 kilometres (60 miles) of tunnel used by miners in the region.

For nearly four centuries, the Izu Peninsula stood at the heart of Japan’s gold industry. The largest of the peninsula’s mines was located in Toi and is today a major tourist attraction of the region.

Walk through the museum galleries to learn about the different techniques used for gold mining in Japan. While the mine in Toi hasn’t been operational since the late 17th century, some extremely advanced techniques were used. See the various pans, sieves and mechanical devices used by miners.

Take a look at the large collection of gold nuggets from various gold regions of Japan. See the differences in size, texture and colour as you compare each. One of the most popular attractions at the museum is the world’s largest gold bar. Certified as the largest by the Guinness Book of World Records, the bar weighs 250 kilograms (550 pounds) and is worth many millions of dollars.

Try your luck at finding your own gold. Tour some of the 100 kilometres (60 miles) of tunnels and pan for gold in the Sakin-kan hall. Sieve dirt and water through your pan as you search for the gold flecks. While most of the big nuggets have long been found, it’s common to find smaller pieces which make for memorable souvenirs.

Toi Kinzan is located in the town of Toi, on the western coast of the Izu Peninsula. The town is best reached by car or bus and there is free parking at the museum. The museum is open daily and an admission fee applies.

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Top Hotels Close to Toi Kinzan

Shin-Kaikatei Izumi
Shin-Kaikatei Izumi
3.5 out of 5
2914-6 Toi, Izu, Shizuoka
The price is ¥18,327 per night from Jun 21 to Jun 21
Situated by the ocean, this ryokan is within a 10-minute walk of Toi Beach and Toi Kinzan. Matsubara Park and Fujisan are also within 15 minutes.
4.6/5Exceptional! (61 reviews)
"The staff here are exceptional. From the moment we arrived, they made us feel like VIPs with their excellent service and hospitality. Our kaiseki meal was so beautifully plated. Our room was spacious and that outdoor tub with a breathtaking view of Suruga Bay is unbeatable!! If I have a small criticism ..."

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2018

Shin-Kaikatei Izumi
Aoki-nagi-no-yado Meijikan
Aoki-nagi-no-yado Meijikan
3.5 out of 5
2849-3 Toi, Izu, Shizuoka
The price is ¥19,364 per night from Jun 22 to Jun 22
Situated in Izu, this spa guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Toi Beach and Toi Kinzan. Matsubara Park and Anrakuji Temple are also within 15 minutes.
4/5Very Good! (1 review)
"料理が夕食も朝食も良かった。 部屋、大浴場は、古いが清潔で良かった。"

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

Aoki-nagi-no-yado Meijikan
Toi spa MINAMISOU
Toi spa MINAMISOU
2.5 out of 5
Toi 336-1, Izu, Shizuoka
Situated near the beach, this ryokan is within a 10-minute walk of Toi Beach and Toi Kinzan. Matsubara Park and Fujisan are also within 10 minutes.
4/5Very Good! (1 review)
"フロントの対応となかいさんの対応が非常に良かった。 夕食時に生ビールが、アワがなく、緩く冷たくなかったのが残念です。"

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2019

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IRORI Dining Yutorelo Nishiizu
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The price is ¥10,788 per night from Jul 1 to Jul 1
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The price is ¥18,327 per night from Jun 21 to Jun 21
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3.5 out of 5
2849-3 Toi, Izu, Shizuoka
The price is ¥19,364 per night from Jun 22 to Jun 22
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2.5 out of 5
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Yururi NISHIIZU
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The price is ¥14,000 per night from Jun 18 to Jun 18
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3 out of 5
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Gyokushoen Arai
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3 out of 5
284-2, Toi, Izu, Shizuoka
The price is ¥16,000 per night from Jun 23 to Jun 23
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2.5 out of 5
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The price is ¥11,552 per night from Jul 1 to Jul 1
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363-2 Toi, Izu, Shizuoka
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Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.