1. Historic Site Sado Kinzan Gold Mine
Gold and Silver Mines Heritage and Relics

Historic Site Sado Kinzan Gold Mine

A historical epic depicted by the largest gold mine in Japan

Sado Kinzan Gold Mine is a collection of historic relics which tell the 400-year history of Sado's gold and silver mines. On the Edo Kinzan Emaki (illustrated scrolls of gold mines) course (Sodayu Tunnel course), full-size dolls and robots provide accurate presentations of the workings of the mines in the past. On the Meiji Government-Controlled Mine course (Doyu Tunnel course), relics of modernization and industrialization still remain. Furthermore, there is also a guided tour course which includes facilities such as "The Best Gold Processing Plant in Asia" and "Japan's First Wetsern-Style Vertical Tunnel", that will cause visitors to marvel at the impressive scale.

Facility Basic Information

1305 Shimoaikawa, Sado, Niigata 952-1501
Official site
Payment Methods
Transport Access
Ryotsu Port Approx 50 minutes by car
Nearest bus stop
Sado Kinzanmae [Sado Gold Mine] (Honsen [Main Line], Nanaura Kaigansen Line) Approx. 0 minutes on foot from bus stop
Cars:500  Buses:23 

[Opening Times] April - October: 8:00 - 17:30 / November - March: 8:30-17:00 No-booking required, except for guided courses.

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