Sado Nishimikawa Gold Park

Get rich at a gold dust mine with a history of over 1,000 years!

Sado Nishimikawa Gold Park is a hands-on facility situated on the old site of Nishimikawa Gold Dust Mine, which is thought to be the oldest among others. Anyone can easily try panning for gold on three levels: beginner, Intermediate, and advanced. On the advanced course, you will pan for gold on a river! The gold you panned for can be made into a phone strap or pendant (for a charge). You can learn about the history of gold in the exhibition room on-site, and there is a souvenir shop featuring their original goods including sweets and jewellery.

  • Gold and Silver Mines
  • Gift Shops
835-1 Nishimikawa, Sado, Niigata 952-0434
Telephone Number
Official site
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Payment Methods
Credit cards not accepted:
Assistance in Foreign Languages
Not available
Opening Times
May - August and March - April: 8:30-17:00 / May - August: 8:30-17:00 / December - February: 9:00-16:30
Open 7 days a week
Adults 1,000JPY, Children 900JPY (including gold panning fee)
Not required (Please reserve for groups.)
Facilities and Service
Souvenir shop, exhibition room, gold panning experience, etc.
Not Available
General Accessibility
Not Available
Transport Access
Ogi Port Approx 20 by car
Nearest bus stop
西三川GP(Ogi Line) Approx. 0 minutes on foot from bus stop
Cars:200, Buses:10