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Sado Kinzan Gold Mine

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Enjoy the history of Japan with a visit to Sado Kinzan, a world heritage candidate. Sado Kinzan has been Japan's largest gold and silver mine for 400 years. The "Doyu no Warito", a symbol of Sado Kinzan, is a magnificent V-shaped cravas that divides the center of the mountain. Visitors can also see many remnants of mine tunnels on the walls. After going through the mine tunnels that were used in the past, visitors can experience what the weight of real gold bullion feels like.

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MYSTICAL VISTAS

Street address

1305 Shimo Aikawa, Sado City, Niigata Prefecture

Access

Route1

  • At Ryotsu Port take the bus to "Sado Kinzan" (about 70 minutes)

Route2

  • At Ryotsu Port take the bus going to "Aikawa" (about 60 minutes) ⇒ At "Aikawa" transfer to the bus going to "Sado Kinzan" (about 10 minutes)

Opening Hours

April–October: 8:00–17:30
November–March: 8:30–17:00

Closed

Open year round

Website

http://www.sado-kinzan.com/en/

Best season

All year

Point

Experience gold leaf decorating and making silver accessories is also possible. Make your own unique creation.

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