Rocks of Sotochichibu Mountains and a large fault that runs between strata of Chichibu Basin can be observed. This location is said to be the remains of an ancient copper mine.
Copper found in Chichibu was presented to the imperial court and Japan’s first currency in circulation “Wadokaichin” was made. Hijiri Shrine located here enshrines a god of money and is a popular power spot.
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Kanayama Mine Remains
This is the remains of a copper mine in the Edo period, 800–1,000 years after copper had been presented to the imperial court.
Kuroya Copper Smelter Remains
This is the remains of a smelter during the Edo period discovered by a local researcher in 1934.
Uchida Family House
This is a housing with a thatched roof from the early 17th century that finely preserves the features of a Yosan Nouka (silk-raising farmer) in the Chichibu region.
This is a viewing point that commands a sweeping view of the Chichibu Basin.
Train: 20-minute walk from Chichibu Railway Wado Ruins Open-pit Mining (to Wado mining open-air remains).