The Story ofMichinoku Gold

Mt. Hikami



ContentsJapan Heritage

This 874-meter-high mountain is part of the Sanriku Geopark. It is is made of Hikami granite from 450 million years ago. Known for over 1,000 years as a valuable source of high-quality gold and crystals, the ruins of Tamayama Gold Mine are located  here on the slopes of Mount Hikami.

Cultural assets status / Classification

undesignated (Place of Scenic Beauty, Natural Monument)

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