Sado Kinzan

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Historic site Sado Kinzan
Historic site Sado Kinzan (Photo: Historic site Sado Kinzan – 伊藤善行 / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Sado Kinzan is located off the shore of Niigata Prefecture on Sado Island. Once hailed as a major contributor to Tokugawa’s flourishing finances, today the mine is not operational but preserved for its industrial and historical worth.



1305 Shimoaikawa, Sado, Niigata 952-1501 (Map) (Directions)


8:30 - 17:00 Open Now

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 8:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 8:30 - 17:00
Thursday 8:30 - 17:00
Friday 8:30 - 17:00
Saturday 8:30 - 17:00
Sunday 8:30 - 17:00
Holidays 8:30 - 17:00

Phone Number



General Amenities

  • Information Counter
  • Free guides/pamphlets

Payment Method

  • Pay by cash


A ferry leaves from Niigata Port several times a day. Please check the ferry website for times.

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