Sights in Sado

Kitazawa Flotation Plant

A gigantic industrial heritage site which was once the largest ore beneficiation plant in East Asia


The historic community of houses that has survived since the Edo Era

Yajima Taiken Koryukan

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


A giant peak that soars high into the sky from ocean surface. See this dynamic scene only found on Sado!

Myosen-ji Temple

An ancient temple surrounded by a cedar forest with an impressive five story pagoda that took two generations of temp...

Seisui-ji Temple

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

Sado Mine

The remains of a once flourishing gold mine boasting Japan’s highest output, discovered during the Edo Era


The island was a former penal colony but now is a place you can enjoy traditional culture together with the beautiful...

Sado Nishimikawa Gold Park

Experience gold panning as you learn all about the historic gold mines of Sado

Sekisui Ito Pottery Museum

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

Senkaku Bay Ageshima Park

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

Ogi Diving Center

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

Sado Kisen

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

Sado Historical Legend Museum

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

Toki Forest Park

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

Sado Gold Mine: Edo Gold Mine Picture Scroll (Sodayu) Course

The sight of recreated mine workers from 400 years ago

Ogura Senmaida (Terraced Rice Fields)

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

Sado Island Taiko Center

As soon as you hear it, your heart will throb, as soon as you beat it, your heart will sing! The attraction of taiko ...


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

Obata Sake Brewery

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