1. Sado Nishimikawa Gold Park
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Sado Nishimikawa Gold Park

  • 平安時代の『今昔物語』に記載がある西三川砂金山跡地に建ちます。

  • 砂金採り体験が大人気です。

  • 「金」の歴史が分かる展示室を併設。

  • 売店ではオリジナルスイーツや貴金属などを扱っています。

  • 砂金採り体験

  • 指導員のレクチャーで誰でも簡単に砂金を採ることができます。

  • 採った砂金は目の前で加工してもらえます。

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.

Facility Basic Information

835-1 Nishimikawa, Sado, Niigata 952-0434
Official site
WEB  Instagram
Payment Methods
Credit cards not accepted 
Assistance in Foreign Languages
Not Available 
General Accessibility
Not Available 
Transport Access
Ogi Port Approx 20 minutes by car
Nearest bus stop
(Ogi Line) Approx. 0 minutes on foot from bus stop
Cars:200  Buses:10 


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 1,200 yen, children 1,000 yen (including gold dusting experience fee)
Not required  Please reserve for groups.
Facilities and Service
Souvenir shop, exhibition room, gold panning experience, etc.

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