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.

  • Heritage and Relics
  • Gold and Silver Mines
1305 Shimoaikawa, Sado, Niigata 952-1501
Contact Information
Sado Kinzan Gold Mine:0259-74-2389
Official site
Transport Access
Ryotsu Port Approx 50 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.