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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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  • I think a good summer. Interesting, a very clear explanation. Take a look at all once it??
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  • Sado gold mine unexpectedly found in 1601 (after the battle of Sekigahara) is slower. I was thinking something without permission in Uesugi Kenshin at its gold mine already was known as. In 1603, already placed under the jurisdiction of the magistrate of Sado as a feudal Tokugawa shogunate. Because there are several types of courses go, visited in the late hours of the evening, wellbore tayu courses but I had no choice but it was interesting.  Course of about 30 minutes, but suggest reservations are required courses in the course of total darkness with headlights, to explore in earnest is quite fun. Before entering in the midsummer visit was sweaty, but pretty low temperature is in the hole, so he cold coat is required, but I just was at the sensitive to heat. If you want to slowly around too much in the evening, not to go during the day.
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  • What shouldn't be put in the Sado Island tourist facilities. You can choose a tour according to the pattern. Note When you are cold.
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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!

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