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Tomb in Mano & Sawata

Mano Go-ryō

Pine and cherry trees mark the entrance to this cremation mound, which honours Emperor Juntoku who was forced into exile on Sado in the early 13th century.
Buddhist Temple in Mano & Sawata

Kokubun-ji

Sado-ga-shima's oldest temple (dating from AD 741); although sadly neglected, it's still beautiful.
Museum in Mano & Sawata

Sado Museum of History & Tradition

Tireless robots and holograms illustrate Sado's history and festivals.
Buddhist Temple in Mano & Sawata

Myōsen-ji

This Buddhist temple exhibits a five-storey pagoda.