Sado gold mine – Niigata

Sado gold mine

photo by muramasa from wikipedia

Sado gold mine – Niigata

Sado gold mine was discovered in 1601 (right before the Edo period began.) The operation of mining gold was continued until 1989. Here has been listed as a candidate of the world heritage.

Access :

About 2 hours and 15 min by ship from Niigata port

Addtional info :

Now Sado island has the famous event “Earth Celebration” held in the middle of August.

Earth Celebration Web (English ) >> here

 

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