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Shukunegi

The historic community of houses crowded around the island bay that has survived since the Edo Era

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Onogame

A giant rock that soars high into the sky from ocean surface. You can sense the dynamism only found on Sado!

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Tour an inlet by tarai bune (tub boat). Enjoy your time on the gently undulating sea

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A gigantic industrial heritage site which was once the largest ore floatation plant in East Asia is back in the spotlight

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An ancient temple surrounded by a cedar forest with an impressive and beautiful five-story pagoda that took two generations of temple carpenters to complete

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This ancient temple on a lush green mountain built to resemble Kiyomizu-dera Temple in Kyoto was established in the Heian Era

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Sado Mine

The remains of a once-flourishing gold mine which boasted Japan’s highest ore output, discovered during the Edo Era

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Sado

An island which was a former penal colony where you can fully enjoy traditional culture together with Mother Nature

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Try panning for gold as you learn all about it by the historic Sado Gold Mine

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Sado Kisen

The transportation system linking Sado Island and the mainland. Enjoy a pleasant marine trip while viewing the ocean

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Try a 90-minute sea kayaking course that takes you into the rough waves of the Sea of Japan!

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Get to know Mumyoi-yaki through a DIY workshop and find out about the subtlety and beauty of clay.

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A wide swath of terraced rice paddies cultivated on a slope through natural agricultural methods

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The precious toki, or crested ibis, that had once disappeared from the skies of Japan, have returned

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The sight of recreated mine workers from 400 years ago

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Futatsugame

The two large rocks that burst from the sea form an ever-changing secluded beach depending on the season and weather

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As soon as you hear it, your heart will throb, as soon as you beat it, your heart will sing! The attraction of taiko drumming linked to the heart!

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A gallery amassing the elegant pottery of Sekisui Ito, a Living National Treasure

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A course touring the history of a modern mine where you can get a sense of its huge scale and dramatic evolution

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A novel experience! The history of Sado is told through robots in the costumes of old

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Enjoy a cruise viewing scenery interweaving sheer cliffs and a complex bay

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A mystical cedar forest which has existed for about 300 years with huge trees uniquely shaped through the actions of strong winds and snow

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There are 30 kinds of Buddhist experiences. This is a temple filled with entertainment!

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Fresh seafood cuisine at the northernmost tip of Sado Island featuring local ingredients specially selected by shopkeepers.

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As mysterious Noh performances float amid the fire illuminating the darkness, the true charm of outdoor Noh is experienced with all five senses

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Marvel at the spectacular display of the completely reproduced Edo Era cargo ship with a total length of 24m!

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Head for the brewery for high-grade sake. Sample famous first-class sake from Sado

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A spiritual spot where Japan’s largest jizo statue prays for the happiness of the people

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An ancient serene temple whose appearance within a valley surrounded by small mountains has been extolled as being like a lotus blossom

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Sado Island’s gateway which is most used by ferries arriving and departing. This is the starting point for tourism on the island

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A convenient port to travel around famous sites in southern Sado Island. Come here to reach the historical district of Shukunegi and tarai bune.

 

Hire a guide for your Sado Trip

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