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Historic Relic Sado Gold Mine

1305 Shimoaikawa, Sado 952-1501, Niigata Prefecture
+81 259-74-2389
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Gold was mined here from 1601 to 1989. You can descend into the mine and local guides interpret for... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2017
Alan S
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Brisbane, Australia
Maybe the historical place to visit first in Sado

Quite impressive visit of the old gold mine. We went through the two tunnels but the first one with... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2017
Sophie C
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Paris, France
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1305 Shimoaikawa, Sado 952-1501, Niigata Prefecture
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

Gold was mined here from 1601 to 1989. You can descend into the mine and local guides interpret for you. There is also a gold bar in a container that you can try to remove and a very good gift shop, featuring lots of excellent...More

Thank Alan S
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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Quite impressive visit of the old gold mine. We went through the two tunnels but the first one with the animated persons was very informative about the -hard- working conditions of the laborers a few centuries ago. The second tunnel, more modern was less impressive....More

Thank Sophie C
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

This place is a must see place in Sado but sight seeing bus tour gives us less time than necessary so it may be beter to visit in other way.

Thank Keizo
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Reviewed 8 April 2017

Go and visit, two separate gold and silver mines! a bit expensive but worh this praise. u need 3-4 hours to see all

Thank Urszula15
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Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Very interesting site, captivated by the history of Kinzan. Well maintained. Clean. Souvenir shop available on site.

Thank YenlengMY
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Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

This gold mine operated from 1601 until 1974 and was the source of revenue for the Tokugawa shogunate. The tour takes you through a section of the mine (a wonderful place to be on a hot, muggy afternoon). The displays are very realistic - Disney...More

Thank Patricia B
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Reviewed 1 August 2016

These types of places interest me - historical sites that talk about the beginning of the industrial revolution and in this case, the site's much more lengthy history of gold mining. I thought the two separate tours (modern tunnel and ancient tunnel) were laid-out quite...More

Thank Stephen S
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

They have the mechanical to show you how they do mining in that era. It's a little bit cold inside the cave you should bring some jacket.

Thank Chalisa W
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Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

It was very interesting and the "broken" mountain is kinda cool, but overall it's just okay. Do make sure to take a coat or sweatshirt because it is cold down below!

Thank Gregg A
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Reviewed 22 June 2016

You can trace the history of gold mine, how people lived there how the town prospered. It will tell you how the industrialization took place. And surrounding nature was beautiful, you can do short hiking there!!

Thank Kyoko Y
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