1 day itinerary

Sado 1 day itinerary (Toki Forest Park & Obata Sake Brewery)

Although there aren’t too many buses which may make things a bit inconvenient, you can take the local transit bus to get a sense of the lifestyle on Sado. In addition to a conservation center for the rare Japanese toki (crested ibis) living on the island, you can also enjoy a venerable sake brewery and a tour of temples.



Day 1

Ryotsu Port ( 09:00 AM ~ 09:00 AM )
Toki Forest Park ( 09:40 AM ~ 10:40 AM )
Obata Sake Brewery ( 11:35 AM ~ 01:15 PM )
Myosen-ji Temple ( 01:50 PM ~ 02:20 PM )
Seson-ji Temple ( 02:30 PM ~ 02:45 PM )
Daizen Shrine ( 02:55 PM ~ 03:15 PM )
Ryotsu Port ( 04:12 PM ~ 04:12 PM )

Day 1 - Sado

09:00 AM 09:00 AM   -   Ryotsu Port


Ferries from the mainland including Niigata stop here. To go to Toki Forest Park, board the 9:17AM Minami Line bus from Platform 2 at the bus terminal.
*The number of buses is small and the schedule will change in time depending on the seasons, weekends and holidays. Please check the latest information at the tourist information center inside Ryotsu Port or the information booth (Niigata Kotsu) at the bus terminal in front of the station. Get a bus schedule and plan your tour accordingly.


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Business Hours Everyday ( 04:00 AM ~ 10:00 PM )

There may be changes depending on the conditions of arrival and departure for the ferries
Address 353, Ryotsuminato, Sado, Niigata See map
Telephone 0259-27-5111

09:40 AM 10:40 AM   -   Toki Forest Park


Observe Sado Island’s representative bird, the crested ibis. At this conservation facility which continues breeding and research for the toki that had been extinct in Japan, you can see the rare ibis very closely.
Board the 10:49AM bus to head for Mano-Shinmachi.


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Business Hours Weekdays ( 09:00 AM ~ 06:00 PM )

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March-November: open every day
December-February: closed Mondays
Closed over the New Year’s holidays
Price Adults: 400 YEN
Child: 100 YEN
Address 383-2 Niibo-nagaune, Sado, Niigata Toki forest park See map
Telephone 0259-22-4123
Website http://tokinotayori.com/en/

11:35 AM 01:15 PM   -   Obata Sake Brewery


It’s a 15-minute walk from Mano-Shinmachi to the venerable Obata Sake Brewery which has high praise from Japan and abroad. Inside the brewery, you can see displays of information on sake brewing as well as enjoy sake tasting and shopping.
After the tour, have lunch in town. On the way back from the brewery to the bus stop, there is the “Restaurant & Bar Kosado” where you can dine on dishes made from local ingredients such as Sado-gyu steak.
Take the 1:27PM bus from Mano-Shinmachi to head for Myosen-ji Temple and get off at the bus stop “Takedabashi”.


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Business Hours Everyday ( 08:00 AM ~ 05:00 PM )
Price FREE
Address 449 Manoshinmachi, Sado, Niigata See map
Telephone 0259-55-3171
Website http://www.obata-shuzo.com/en/Default.htm

01:50 PM 02:20 PM   -   Myosen-ji Temple


After getting off at “Takedabashi”, walk about 20 minutes to reach Myosen-ji. Walk through the area of historic sites within a serene countryside setting and enjoy a tour of the temple. At Myosen-ji, you can stroll through the impressive Niomon Gate, the main hall and the garden. The temple’s symbolic five-storied pagoda has a beauty that cannot be missed.


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Business Hours Everyday ( 08:00 AM ~ 04:00 PM )

April-October 8:00am-5:00pm
November-March 8:00am-4:00pm
Price FREE
Address Myosenji Temple 29 Abutsubo, Sado, Niigata See map
Telephone 0259-55-2061
Website http://enjoyniigata.com/english/02/myosenji-temple.html

02:30 PM 02:45 PM   -   Seson-ji Temple


Walk over to the ancient Seson-ji which is close to Myosen-ji. Tour the temple grounds and the garden which retains its beauty all throughout the year.


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Business Hours Everyday ( 07:00 AM ~ 05:00 PM )
Price FREE
Address 643 Takeda, Sado, Niigata See map
Telephone 0259-55-2262

02:55 PM 03:15 PM   -   Daizen Shrine


Head to Daizen Shrine which has the island’s oldest surviving Noh stage within its grounds. After visiting the shrine that seems to have been built to welcome visitors, have a look at the thatch-roofed Noh stage which evokes a sense of history. It’s a 15-minute walk back to the “Takedabashi” bus stop. Paying attention to the bus schedule, take the 3:34PM bus from there to head back to Ryotsu Port.


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Business Hours Everyday ( 08:00 AM ~ 05:00 PM )
Price FREE
Address 562-1 Takeda, Sado, Niigata See map
Telephone 0259-55-2953
Website https://www.visitsado.com/en/spot/detail0106/

04:12 PM 04:12 PM   -   Ryotsu Port


Take a walk through the town of Ryotsu until your boarding time for the ferry or relax at a café. There is also a coffee shop inside Ryotsu Port where you can also enjoy shopping at a souvenir shop.


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Business Hours Everyday ( 04:00 AM ~ 10:00 PM )

There may be changes depending on the conditions of arrival and departure for the ferries
Address 353, Ryotsuminato, Sado, Niigata See map
Telephone 0259-27-5111

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