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Iwami ginzan UNESCO World Heritage Japan
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Iwami ginzan is an ancient silver mine in Shimane prefecture, Japan.  Its existance was significant in the Japanese history (as well as the world history back then).  What you are looking at is one of the tunnels used to dig the silver in the Edo period.  Iwami Ginzan has been designated as UNESCO world heritage since 2007. I hope you enjoy the panorama, let me know if you have any questions regarding this place. 

more info here:   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iwami_Ginzan_Silver_Mine

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