Sado Hanga-mura Museum
Lovers of Japanese art will appreciate this rambling gallery where local artists display hanga woodblock prints depicting country life...
Sado Former Magistrate's Office
Formerly the centre of island government under the Tokugawa shogunate (in the Edo period), these beautifully reconstructed buildings and...
Senkaku Bay Ageshima Park
Glass-bottomed boat tours of pretty Ageshima Bay depart from this small aquatic-themed amusement park.
Stop in at this wonderfully restored merchant's house for an ice coffee or tea as you walk back down into town. The views and...
This little soba shop, a few minutes' walk up the coast from the bus stop, is popular for its isonoya teishoku (a crisp assortment of...
1305 Shimo-Aikawa · interesting places nearby
Sado Kinzan information
You'll have to venture up a steep mountain to access this gold mine, which produced large quantities of gold and silver until its demise in 1989. Descend into the chilly depths, where you'll encounter robots that dramatise the tough existence of former miners. A further 300m up the mountain is Dōyū-no-Wareto, the original opencast mine where you can still see the remains of the workings. Public transport is scarce.
Ask for directions to the Kami-AIkawa walk, starting from car park 3: it's a fascinating downhill ramble past hidden temples along a historic street with wonderful vistas.