Coal Mine Heritage Tour(Iwaki Heritage Tourism Association)

The coal industry supported Japan’s modernization. Find treasures inherited from the past to leave for the future!

Iwaki City was once home to the Joban coal mines, which boasted the largest production of coal in Japan. However, the mines were closed in the mid-Showa period (1926–1989), and the buildings from that time have been left in ruins. In this historical tour, you will explore the normally off-limits remains of the coal mines guided by a former mine worker, who will share with you the dreams of the coal-mining era.

General Information

Address
福島県いわき市常磐湯本町向田3-1
Prices
¥10,000 (Incl. tax)
*For both adults and children
Opening Times
9:00am - 5:00pm (Last entry 4:30pm)
Closures
Every 3rd Tuesday of the month (if the 3rd Tuesday is a public holiday or substitute public holiday, closed on the following day) and January 1
Duration
Around 1 hour 30 minutes
Notes
COVID-19 Prevention Measures: Limiting or guiding visitors, providing hand sanitizing equipment, wearing masks, ventilating indoor spaces, performing temperature checks, disinfecting used areas, etc.

Contact

Contact
Iwaki Heritage Tourism Association
Telephone Number
0246-42-3155