"Kirarium" is an information center and
the starting point for visits to the remains of Sado Gold and Silver Mines.

Operating
hours
8:30 AM - 5 PM
(Last entry to the exhibition room is at 4:30 PM)
ClosedBetween December 29 and January 3 of the following year
Admission
fee
Free (Fee required for the exhibition room)
Entry fees of
the exhibition
room
For adults ¥300, For age 7up to 15 ¥150
Groups (15 people or more): For adults ¥250, For age 7 up to 15 ¥100

From Ryotsu port

From Ogi port

Facility Overview

Information Counter

Information Counter

Visitors can find some information about Sado Gold and Silver Mines, tours to heritage sites and around and towns.

Lecture HaII (accommodates 100 people)

Lecture HaII

This hall is for events and lectures and can be rented out.

Facility overview

Enjoy Four Theaters

Theaters showcase how goId and siIver were processed through a variety of visuaI techniques. You can browse digital archives and movies from the field survey at the library.

In this mining-tunnel-shaped room, you can experience the history of the goId and silver mines of Sado, starting from the 17th century.

entrance

Sado: IsIand of Riches

The IsIand of GoId, Through the Eyes of a Magistrate

Sado: IsIand of Riches

An introduction video to the three mines, including the history of Sado GoId and SiIver Mines

Onagashi: The "Great FIow"

Method for Mining PIacer GoId that InvoIved the Scraping of the Mountains

Onagashi: The

An introduction to placer gold mining in the village

In Search of Hidden Gold: The Aikawa Gold and Silver Mine in the Edo Period

In Search of Hidden Gold: The Aikawa Gold and Silver Mine in the Edo Period

An introduction to the production process, from ore to koban coins

Sado Mine: The Dawn of Modem Mining in Sado

Sado Mine: The Dawn of Modem Mining in Sado

An introduction to how the mines flourished through mechanization

Three Typical Mines on Sado

Nishimikawa Placer Gold Mine

Nishimikawa Placer Gold Mine - The oldest placer mine on Sado (early 11th century - 1872)
Approx. 45 min. from Kirarium Sado (no parking)
for more information

Tsurushi Siver Mine

Tsurushi Siver Mine - The mine that connects Japan's medieval era with the modern era in the history of mining (1542-1946)
Approx. 20 min. from Kirarium Sado
for more information

Aikawa Gold and Silver Mine

Aikawa Gold and Silver Mine - One of the largest and most important mines in Japan's history (1596-1989)
Approx. 10 min. from Kirarium Sado
for more information

Guide app for an adventure !

Explore Sado Gold and SiIver Mine

you can see where the recommended spots are.

You can see where the recommended spots are.

CoIIect the commemoative stamps at each spot.

CoIIect the commemoative stamps at each spot.

At AR points,you can see what happened in the areas.

At AR points, you can see what happened in the areas.

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No smoking throughout the entire center, No pets, No food or drink in the exhibition room, No photographing (except where stated)

Kirarium Sado: Sado Gold and Silver Mine Guidance Facility

Address18-1, Aikawa Sanchome - Hamamachi, Sado City, Niigata
TEL+81-(0)259-74-2215
FAX+81-(0)259-74-2223
Operating
hours
8:30 AM - 5 PM
(Last entry to the exhibition room is at 4:30 PM)
ClosedBetween December 29 and January 3 of the following year
Admission
fee
Free (Fee required for the exhibition room)
Entry fees of
the exhibition
room
For adults ¥300, For age 7up to 15 ¥150
Groups (15 people or more): For adults ¥250, For age 7 up to 15 ¥100
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