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Sado Gold Mine
Actively producing gold and silver for 388 years, this mine is said to be the biggest mine of its kind in the early modern period of Japan. This mine is said to have supported the finances of the shogunate government in the Edo Period, but the mine is inactive today due to the depletion of its resources. It is now open to public as an industrial relic.
1305 Shimo-aikawa, Sado, Niigata
April to October 8:00-17:30November to March 8:30-17:00
Apr., May, Jun., Jul., Aug., Sep., Oct., Nov.
The site is well maintained, including Sodayu-ko shaft, a popular tourist attraction, and there is a park adjacent to this historic site, which is an ideal spot where you can take a break from your busy day touring around at a park blessed with nature.
From "Ryotsu-ko (Ryotsu port), take a bus on the main line bound for Aikawa, and get off at the "Aikawa" stop.
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