Top things to do in Aikawa

Historic Site in Aikawa

Sado Kinzan

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…
Soba in Aikawa

Isonoya

Popular with locals, this friendly soba show does a delicious tempura set. 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 (sunsha…
Cafe in Aikawa

Kyōmachi Chaya

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 delightful.
Yakitori in Aikawa

Kimpuku

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.
Museum in Aikawa

Sado Hanga-mura Museum

Art lovers shouldn't miss this rambling gallery where local artists display vibrant hanga (woodblock prints) depicting country life in Sado.