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Historic Relic Sado Gold Mine

1305 Shimoaikawa, Sado 952-1501, Niigata Prefecture
+81 259-74-2389
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Excellent Educational Opportunity

Good technical presentation - was once one of the biggest mines in the world, similar to Potosi in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Janis857
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Lima
Amazing history

A great place to visit and see how Sado flourished a 100 plus years ago. There is also a great... read more

Reviewed March 10, 2018
usbengoshi
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Tokyo, Japan
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1305 Shimoaikawa, Sado 952-1501, Niigata Prefecture
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+81 259-74-2389
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good technical presentation - was once one of the biggest mines in the world, similar to Potosi in Bolivia and Zacatecas in Mexico - and as in the other cases in that era, the mine worked people to death. In Sado case, homeless people from...More

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Reviewed March 10, 2018

A great place to visit and see how Sado flourished a 100 plus years ago. There is also a great shop to pick up souvenirs on the way out.

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Reviewed November 19, 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 September 8, 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

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Reviewed May 24, 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 April 8, 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

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Reviewed February 9, 2017 via mobile

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

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Reviewed September 30, 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 August 1, 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 July 11, 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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