Historic Relic Sado Gold Mine, Sado

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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 planner, you can arrange your visit to Historic Relic Sado Gold Mine and other attractions in Sado.
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  • I was told by multiple trusted sources that the Sado Gold Mine was really worth visiting, and I am so glad I did. Inside the mines you can really imagine previous eras, the historical, technical...  more »
  • I am not much one for gimmicks, but the recreations of the mining conditions (using animatronic robots!) in the Edo gold mine was really neat. You can also get soft cream with gold flakes at the shop....  more »
  • An amazing experience. The robots in the mine shafts show you exactly how the minds worked back in the days of old. If you go through both tunnels you can see both the old methods and the new methods at work. You can see almost every landmark around the gold mines if you go through both tunnels. Doing the tours is the best way to see everything.
  • Pretty interesting, though most of the signage is in Japanese so it may a little less interesting to visit for those that do not read the language. However, you will be plenty intrigued by the robot reenactments of the mining conditions. I can appreciate the level of detail they put into the exhibits, but man..those robots are creepy.
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