Doyu no Warito

A symbol of Sado Gold Mine with impressive remains of mining activities

Doyu no Warito is a relic of opencast mining from the Edo Period (1603-1867), which is said to be a pit in the early stages of the development of Sado's gold and silver mines. As the digging went deeper and deeper to extract more gold ore, the mountaintop was split into a V-shape. The crack on the summit reaches approximately thirty metres in width and seventy-four metres in depth. The mountain with the crack holds a mother lode of gold, stretching about ten metres wide, called the Doyu Vein, and after the Meiji Period (1868-1912), large-scale development was carried out under the Warito.

  • Heritage and Relics
  • Gold and Silver Mines
Address
1-1 Aikawa Ginzanmachi, Sado, Niigata 952-1500
Transport Access
Ryotsu Port Approx 50 by car
Nearest bus stop
Sado Kinzanmae [Sado Gold Mine](Honsen (Main Line)、Nanaura Kaigansen Line) Approx. 5 minutes on foot from bus stop
Parking
Not Available