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Sado Nishimikawa Gold Park佐渡西三川ゴールドパーク

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A hands-on museum built on the site of the former Nishimikawa Gold Mine in Sado City, Niigata Prefecture. Mentioned in the Konjaku monogatarishu, a collection of stories dated to the end of the Heian period, this ancient and historic mine even helped fund the war efforts of Uesugi Kenshin, a historic figure. The museum presents a variety of materials relating to gold and gold mining in its exhibition rooms and theater. There’s also a museum shop. The museum lets visitors try panning for gold and participants can take home the gold dust they find stored in a keychain or pendant.


Nigata Pref. Sadoshi Nishimikawa 835-1

phone 0259582021


Review of Sado Nishimikawa Gold Park

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/08/31 Fun
Must try the gold panning. It was something on our bucket list. The staff were very helpful. We will definitely visit again
Reviewed:2015/06/25 Panning for gold was more fun that I thought it would be
We went to the gold park, not really expecting to have this much fun. Working through the first pan of sand was hard and frustrating. I thought I wasn't getting anything at all when one of the...
Reviewed:2015/05/10 Fun but tiring
Joined a Japanese bus tour in Sado Island, and this was one of the places on the itinerary. You can try your hand at panning for gold! It's pretty fun, but all of us on the tour agreed that it hurt...

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Nigata Pref. Sadoshi Nishimikawa 835-1 [map]



open everyday
[Usage Fee]
[Adults (Junior high school students and older)] 800yen
[Elementary School Students] 700yen
[Child] Visit Free/Sand Friday Trial Experience 500yen
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No smoking

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          Found along the northwestern coast of Japan, Niigata prefecture is celebrated for its high-quality rice and breathtaking nature, most notably its spectacular mountains, whose white peaks draw in snow sports lovers from far and wide over the winter months. Hit the slopes at Yuzawa, pick out your favourite modern artist at Echigo Tsumari, or take a ferry over to Sado Island for an extra adventure.

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