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Historic Relic Sado Gold Mine, Sado

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History Museum Museum
Journey back in time and into the earth at Historic Relic Sado Gold Mine, a museum detailing the history of the region's gold and silver mines. Displays and exhibits of life-size mannequins and animatronic puppets trace the last 400 years of the endeavors, from the Edo period (when convict-workers would dig by hand), up to the carts and rails of the Meiji period. Be sure to bring a jacket along as it can get chilly in the shafts, and come with some sturdy footwear. By using our Sado trip itinerary builder, you can arrange your visit to Historic Relic Sado Gold Mine and other attractions in Sado.
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  • 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.  more »
  • Go and visit, two separate gold and silver mines! a bit expensive but worh this praise. u need 3-4 hours to see all  more »
  • Very interesting site, captivated by the history of Kinzan. Well maintained. Clean. Souvenir shop available on site.  more »
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  • Very interesting sightseeing place. It's exactly the used goldmine from the Edo era. They have explanations in English. Definitely a recommendation if you're in the area!
  • Love it.. Amazing place to learn how for hundreds years gold was mined
  • worth visiting, but a bit scary cause i went there during rainy day
  • The robots sell the place, but what made it special for me is that they had detailed models of the mine and mining facilities and explained exactly how the mine worked, from manually-transported mine ore to refining, smelting and, finally, minting. See if you can lift that 12.5KG massive gold bar.
  • short visit but good explanations and robots showing what it was like in the old days!