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 dr…
From the bus stop, walk north for 200m, turn right in front of the police station and, where the road bends, look for the blue noren curtain to discover this popular soba shop that does a delicious tempura set.
Grab a slice of fluffy chiffon cake and an iced coffee at this cafe and gallery in a restored merchant's house. The views and sea breezes from inside or the small plaza outside are magnificent.
Lovers of Japanese art will appreciate this rambling gallery where local artists display hanga woodblock prints depicting country life in Sado. Workshops (in Japanese) are available.
Kimpuku operates on a simple premise: few seats, fast service, hot grill, quality meat, succulent sauces. Sado islanders often clock in here when passing through Aikawa.