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Former Mikobata Concentration Plant


The Former Mikobata Mine was developed along with the Ikuno Silver Mine in the early Meiji Era. Later, the mine served as an concentration site of the Akenobe Silver Mine. The Mikobata Mine was one of east Asian’s largest processing sites and operated both day and night. The glow of the lights at night made it look as if the site was floating atop the mountainside, earning it the nickname the “Nocturnal Castle.” Today, all that remains of the facility is the huge foundation resting on the hillside, and the thickeners. However, the impressive construction of the Former Mikobata Mine is often compared to that of Hashima, the Battleship Island.

Spot Name Former Mikobata Concentration Plant

1826-1 Sano, Asago City

Tel +81-79-677-1165 (Asa

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