1/2 day itinerary

Half Day Afternoon Plan in Sado

Day 1

Kitazawa Flotation Plant ( 01:10 PM ~ 01:40 PM )
Sado Nishimikawa Gold Park ( 02:30 PM ~ 03:10 PM )
Ogura Senmaida (Terraced Rice Fields) ( 04:00 PM ~ 04:40 PM )

Day 1 - Sado

01:10 PM 01:40 PM   -   Kitazawa Flotation Plant

The remains of a gigantic ore processing plant that was once the largest in East Asia. The then-cutting edge industrial complex that was necessary for the prosperity of the gold mine is now a historic site covered in the flora of the area.

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Business Hours Everyday

Kitazawa Floatation Plant is normally always open
The photo gallery is open 9am—4pm but closed during the winter season
Price FREE
Address 北沢浮遊選鉱場跡 3-2 Aikawasakashita, Sado,Niigata See map
Telephone 0259-74-2389

02:30 PM 03:10 PM   -   Sado Nishimikawa Gold Park

This is the place to try panning for gold! This tour is divided into 3 courses: beginner, intermediate and advanced. The advanced course is where you can enjoy panning by entering the river. Any gold dust you find is yours for the taking as a souvenir.

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Business Hours Everyday ( 09:00 AM ~ 04:30 PM )
Price Adults: 800 JPY
Child: 700 JPY
Address 835-1 Nishimikawa, Sado-shi, Niigata See map

04:00 PM 04:40 PM   -   Ogura Senmaida (Terraced Rice Fields)

Head for the terraces where rice is grown using ancient farming methods. The scene of these wide rice paddies arranged in layers is truly unique and impressive. The best time to visit is between April and November.

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Business Hours Everyday
Price FREE
Address Ogura Senmaida Ogura, Sado, Niigata See map
Telephone 0259-55-3589

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By Minaka