Sifting a gold dust, Ride on a basin-sharped boat

Spend your holiday sloshing around the waters panning for gold, take a cruise along the river on a Taraibune wood boat, and observe the native wildlife such as Toki birds and rabbits.

  • Experience Style
    Discover Culture
  • Region
  • Activity Level -
  • Group Size Small Group
    ~ 4

Sifting a gold dust, Ride on a basin-sharped boat

Dip your feet into the waters as you pan for gold, sit back and relax on a taraibune wood boat, and observe toki birds, rabbits and other little creatures on this trip. The journey commences at Niigata Port and heads toward Ryotsu Port on Sado Island. From there, hop on a bus and explore the following destinations:


* Sado Nishimikawa Gold Park★1

(Panning for gold: Approximately 50mins)

Gain insight into the world of gold at Sado Nishimikawa Gold Park


* Rikiya Kanko Kisen★2

(Boatride: approximately 30mins)

Take a boat ride on the tarai-bune, a highly celebrated activity for anyone who comes to visit Sado Island


* Sado Museum ★3

(Tour: Approximately 70mins)

Learn about the history of Sado Island through astonishing life-sized robots.


* Chokokuji Temple

(Tour: Approximately 30mins)

Visit the "temple of flowers", a treasure of Japanese culture. Catch the scent of peonies that cover the area inhabited by over 140 adorable bunnies under the protection of the Rabbit Kannon Statue.


* Toki Forest Park★4

(Tour: Approximately 40mins)

Here, at this cultural heritage of Japan, enjoy feeding various live species and get in-touch with nature.


Board the ferry for the return trip, from Ryotsu Port, heading back to Niigata Port.

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