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
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!
An ancient temple surrounded by a cedar forest with an impressive five story pagoda that took two generations of temple carpenters to complete
This ancient temple in the lush green mountain was built in the Heian Era to resemble Kiyomizu-dera Temple in Kyoto
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 nature
Experience gold panning as you learn all about the historic gold mines of Sado
A gallery amassing the elegant pottery of Sekisui Ito, a Living National Treasure
Enjoy a cruise viewing scenery interweaving sheer cliffs and a complex bay
Try a 90-minute sea kayaking course that takes you into the rough waves of the Sea of Japan!
The transportation system linking Sado Island and the mainland. Enjoy a pleasant marine trip while viewing the ocean
A novel experience! The history of Sado is told through robots in the costumes of old
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
A wide swath of terraced rice paddies cultivated on a slope through natural agricultural methods
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!
The two large rocks that burst from the sea form an ever-changing secluded beach depending on the season and weather
Head for the brewery for high-grade sake. Sample famous first-class sake from Sado
Get to know Mumyoi-yaki through a DIY workshop and find out about the subtlety and beauty of clay.
A course touring the history of a modern mine where you can get a sense of its huge scale and dramatic evolution
There are 30 kinds of Buddhist experiences. This is a temple filled with entertainment!
A mystical cedar forest which has existed for about 300 years with huge trees uniquely shaped through the actions of strong winds and snow
Fresh seafood cuisine at the northernmost tip of Sado Island featuring local ingredients specially selected by shopkeepers.
The distinguished pottery known as Mumyoi-yaki created by Sekisui Ito, the master potter of his times made into a Living National Treasure
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!
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
A superb dish with deep-fried yellowtail covered in a special ago-dashi soy sauce topped on Sado rice
Tons of sashimi piled on! Fresh fish on rice able to be savored thanks to Sado
Mumyoi-yaki created from the clay unearthed in the Sado Gold Mine with its beautifully vivid reddish-brown color
Enjoy a dynamic whole abalone fresh from the grill!
Gakkogura is a premium sake with a woody aroma that was created on the grounds of a former “…school with Japan’s best sunset”
An activity-filled island bringing together nature and art in harmony.