Welcome to Sado-ga-shima

The S-shaped Sado-ga-shima (佐渡島) is a remote, sparsely populated island with a unique cultural heritage and dramatic natural landscape. Its history as a penal colony, gold mine, religious retreat, and a bastion of cultural preservation gives Sado a special place in the Japanese psyche, even if foreign travellers are still rather thin on the ground.Crowds peak during the third week in August for the Earth... Read More

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