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Usotannai Placer Gold Mining Park

ウソタンナイ砂金採掘公園

Give placer gold digging a try and feel for the gold rush of the past

Experiences, Spring, Summer

About 100 years ago, the Kitami Esashi Placer Gold Mine was discovered at the Usotannai River. It is said that over 2 tons of gold was mined in the Kitami Esashi Placer Gold Mine; no other mine in Japan has been found with such a large scale of placer gold.

At the Usotannai Placer Gold Mining Park, you can experience real mining for placer gold using traditional Japanese tools from the months of June to September. It’s recommended that you come in the summer time as the water volumes become calmer and the water gets warmer.

 

Usotannai Placer Gold Mining Park

MAPCODE: 644 508 094*06?

Address: Sotan, Hamatombetsu Town

Tel: 01634-2-2346

URL: http://www.town.hamatonbetsu.hokkaido.jp/sightSeeingEvent/index_usotan.phtml