1. Odate Tateko (Grand Shaft)
Gold and Silver Mines Heritage and Relics

Odate Tateko (Grand Shaft)

Representation of modernisation of gold mines in Sado

Odate Tateko is the oldest Western-style shaft in Japan. German engineers and others started excavation of the Odate Tateko shaft in 1875, and it was sunk in 1877. Odate Tateko is vertical haulage with a lift. It is about 5.7 metres by 3.3 metres rectangular , and the final depth reaches 352 metres. The hoist was first operated by horse power, and later powered by, first steam, and then electric motors. Until it shut down in 1989, it had been the focal point for mining activities.

Facility Basic Information

3-2 Shimoaikawa, Sado, Niigata 952-1501
Transport Access
Ryotsu Port Approx 50 minutes by car
Nearest bus stop
Sado Kinzanmae [Sado Gold Mine] (Honsen [Main Line], Nanaura Kaigansen Line) Approx. 8 minutes on foot from bus stop

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