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Sado Nishimikawa Gold Park

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Address: 835-1 Nishimikawa, Sado 952-0434, Niigata Prefecture
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Panning for gold was more fun that I thought it would be

We went to the gold park, not really expecting to have this much fun. Working through the first pan of sand was hard and frustrating. I thought I wasn't getting anything at all... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2015
Father_Stephen
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Galveston, Texas
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Galveston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2015

We went to the gold park, not really expecting to have this much fun. Working through the first pan of sand was hard and frustrating. I thought I wasn't getting anything at all when one of the staff pointed out two gold flecks on my pan. I got into the groove and kept thinking I wasn't doing well. When it... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 10 May 2015

Joined a Japanese bus tour in Sado Island, and this was one of the places on the itinerary. You can try your hand at panning for gold! It's pretty fun, but all of us on the tour agreed that it hurt our hips and back after swirling for a while. It's pretty fun though, and I think kids would enjoy... More 

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Orange, Australia
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Reviewed 24 July 2012

The park is made up of a souvenir shop, small museum and gold panning site. When we visited, there were many children on their school trip and the park was the most crowded tourist attractions we visited in Sado. It looked suitable only for children at first, but I was really enthusiastic about gold panning. Because you can get a... More 

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