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Historic Relic Sado Gold Mine

1305 Shimoaikawa, Sado 952-1501, Niigata Prefecture
+81 259-74-2389
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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
Paris, France
via mobile
very informative

This place is a must see place in Sado but sight seeing bus tour gives us less time than necessary... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2017
Kawasaki, Japan
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1305 Shimoaikawa, Sado 952-1501, Niigata Prefecture
+81 259-74-2389
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Reviewed 19 November 2015

It was an interesting experience seeing how the gold was mined by convicts. The replica display of the workers and the work they did in the gold mine was very well done. The tour through the tunnel is kind of long, so be sure you...More

Thank Rainbow50
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