Culture & History in Sado

Kitazawa Flotation Plant

A cutting-edge facility of the time due to its productivity and technology as the quintessential domestic mine The Kitazawa Flotation Plant consists...

Shukunegi

A community built by shipwrights that reached its peak in the Edo Era Developed in the Edo Era as a port of call for the shipping industry moving co...

Myosen-ji Temple

The five-story pagoda designed with the heart and soul of two generations of carpenters Myosen-ji’s five-story pagoda was built in the latter...

Seisui-ji Temple

Guze-den Hall resembling Kyoto’s Kiyomizu-dera Temple was established in consideration for the people of Sado who could not make it as far as Ky...

Sado Mine

The mountain of gold and silver which financed the Edo shogunate There was a gold rush in the town of Aikawa in the northwestern area of Sado Island...

Sado

Mother Nature and the inherent culture born from this island of exiles The lush natural island of Sado, surrounded by the sea and with a wide plain...

Sado Nishimikawa Gold Park

Nishimikawa Gold Mine and the history of gold panning The existence of Sado’s Nishimikawa Gold Mine has been known since the Heian Era. Howeve...

Sekisui Ito Pottery Museum

5 generations of distinguished potters from the founder of Mumyoi-yaki to a Living National Treasure Mumyoi-yaki is created from the reddish clay kn...

Sado Historical Legend Museum

A dazzling Sado picture scroll of the ages Between the 13th and 15th centuries on Sado Island where noblemen, warriors, artists and high priests wer...

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

The excavation site of “The Edo Gold Mine Picture Scroll” faithfully recreated via dolls In the Edo Gold Mine Picture Scroll/Sodayu Cour...

Obata Sake Brewery

From Sado to the world, a venerable brewery creates local sake that is sought the world over At Obata Sake Brewery, which has a long history going b...

Sado Gold Mine: Meiji Government-controlled mine (Doyu Tunnel) Course

The Doyu Tunnel, symbolizing the modernization of the Sado gold mine In the Doyu Tunnel, the highlight of the course, you can walk on every step dev...

Chokoku-ji Temple

Experiential courses of every kind and a tour by the chief priest himself within this historical temple A famous temple of more than 1200 years of hi...

Tenryo Ryotsu Sado Takigi Noh

A unique island with deep roots of Noh culture among the citizens On Sado Island, the traditional Japanese entertainment of Noh permeates the local...

Sadokoku Ogi Folk Museum

With a total number of around 30,000 artifacts, a museum which speaks about the glory days and lifestyle of Shukunegi The history and culture of the...

Shiawase Jizo (Bodhisattva of Happiness)

Rengebu-ji Temple

Rengebu-ji Temple, fulfilling its role as spiritual protector of the Heian Era capital of Kyoto The origins of Rengebu-ji Temple lay in its establis...

Daizen Shrine

Seson-ji Temple