Videos in Sado

Kitazawa Flotation Plant

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

Shukunegi

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

Onogame

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 temple carpenters to complete

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

Sado

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

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

Access to Sado

Sado Historical Legend Museum

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

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

The sight of recreated mine workers from 400 years ago

Toki Forest Park

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

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 drumming linked to the heart!

Futatsugame

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

Gyokudo Kamamoto

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

Obata Sake Brewery

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

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

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

Chokoku-ji Temple

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

Osado Ishina Natural Cedar Forest

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

Leisure Facility Sashisuseso

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

Tenryo Ryotsu Sado Takigi Noh

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

Shiawase Jizo (Bodhisattva of Happiness)

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

Sadokoku Ogi Folk Museum

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

Sekisui Ito Pottery – Mumyoi-yaki

The distinguished pottery known as Mumyoi-yaki created by Sekisui Ito, the master potter of his times made into a Living National Treasure

Rengebu-ji Temple

An ancient serene temple whose appearance within a valley surrounded by small mountains has been extolled as being like a lotus blossom

Buri-katsudon

A superb dish with deep-fried yellowtail covered in a special ago-dashi soy sauce topped on Sado rice

Mumyoi-yaki Pottery

Mumyoi-yaki created from the clay unearthed in the Sado Gold Mine with its beautifully vivid reddish-brown color

Kaisendon (Sashimi Bowl)

Tons of sashimi piled on! Fresh fish on rice able to be savored thanks to Sado

Abalone

Enjoy a dynamic whole abalone fresh from the grill!

Orientation

An activity-filled island bringing together nature and art in harmony.

Gakkogura Sake

Gakkogura is a premium sake with a woody aroma that was created on the grounds of a former “…school with Japan’s best sunset”