SADO ISLAND～A Mine to Remember（By Luke Fosterling）～2022.12.19
The parking and tour rendezvous points are all centered around the same area. Once there, you can choose from a variety of wonderful experiences and foods. Several tour options are available, including entering and (with a guide) exploring gold mines which date back hundreds of years. A wide and well lit mine has been modernized and is full of animatronics! For food, a soba noodle restaurant offers a place to eat a full meal, while outside the souvenir shop there is a vendor that sells local sweets and ice cream sprinkled with REAL GOLD! In the souvenir shop, you can choose and make your own pendant from a variety of molds. There is also a sign sharing the unbelievable amount of gold, silver, and other precious minerals mined from the area! Above the souvenir shop is a museum FULL of dioramas.
Sado Gold Mine is a great destination for everyone! Nature lovers can simply breathe in the fresh mountain air, as you leisurely walk around ruins. History buffs will learn what the miners sang, hoping the mountain would soften its rock and make mining easier. Adventure seekers will marvel at how little light was used to see in the total darkness of the mines. Please go and experience all that Sado Gold Mine has to offer!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Hi! My name is Luke. I'm an English teacher and a YouTuber. I love the outdoors and discovering new things! Niigata City has been my home for more than 10 years. The closeness to nature and convenience of a big city make it great for me to adventure in!