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


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


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


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


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


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

Sado Mine

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


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


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

Sado Kisen

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


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


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


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


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


The sight of recreated mine workers from 400 years ago


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


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!


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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