Oya mine is located in Kesennuma city for the mining of gold, but abolished already.
The history of gold mining of this region can date back 1,000 years and supported the golden culture of Hiraizumi.
The peak period was in 1938 with 1,300 workers produced 1 tons of gold per year. It was mined 55 km in total length.
It was closed in 1976, because of depletion.
Unfortunately the mine is closed for the public because of the leakage of arsenicum caused by Grate East Japan Earthquake of 6 years ago.
We can go only to the museum beside the mine.
Only 40 minutes from Hotel Kanyo to Ooya gold mine museum to discover its golden dream.