The Story ofMichinoku Gold

Itinerary  Kesennuma  Rikuzentakata

Day trip: The Oya & Mt. Hikami Tamayama Gold Mines

Trace the history of gold mining in Japan

Itinerary highlights

Oya Mine History Museum
During the mine’s operation from Meiji 38 (1905) to Showa 51 (1976), the surrounding area developed into a mining town. Relics and memories of that time are vividly preserved at the museum.

Cape Iwaisaki
Search for gold veins: a geopark where you can see up-close the precious geological “borders” that indicate their presence.

Mt. Hikami Tamayama Gold Mine crystal collecting experience
A gold mine from the time of Masamune Date, where mineshafts remain to this day. Along the way, an area where quartz crystals can be collected is a must-see.
*Bus transit times listed in this itinerary reflect private vehicle or charter bus use, not public transportation.

*Travel times and itinerary may vary depending on actual traffic conditions.
*Itinerary and travel times based on the aviation and JR train timetables current at the time of publication (February 2020). Future timetables subject to change.