The Sado Gold Mine is said to have been founded in 1601 by three mountain masters.
In 1603, the Sado Magistrate's Office was established under the direct control of the Tokugawa shogunate, and the production of gold coins was also carried out, supporting the finances of the Edo shogunate.
In March 1989, unfortunately, operations were suspended due to resource depletion, and the long history of nearly 400 years came to an end.
～There are various sightseeing courses where you can fully enjoy the historical site of Sado Gold Mine～
Sodayu Mine/Doyu Mine Course: The basic course of the Sado Gold Mine. You can clearly see how the gold and silver ores were mined over time.
ILAND MIRRORGE Course: Attraction using the Doyu Mine. Recommended for families with children!
Volunteer tour: Feel like an engineer who mines gold and silver ore, and tour the tunnels as they were at the time with a guide.
Industrial Heritage Tour (Groups Only): Your guide will take you on board your bus through a series of industrial heritage sites related to gold and silver production. (Mine tour is not included.)
In addition to the tour of the sightseeing course, we offer two experience plans.
You can see a model that faithfully reproduces the Sado Gold Mine in the Edo period,
and take on the challenge of extracting a pure gold bar.
Sado is an island that is 1.5 times the size of Tokyo's 23 wards and is blessed with the rich colors of the four seasons.
There is no railroad, so getting around the island can take longer than expected.
Please check the access method to Sado Gold Mine.
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Please check here forcourse and tour fees for individuals,groups, and school trips.