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Niigata Discovery Tour2 Sado & Joetsu course (Oct 3-4)report 11

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Niigata Discovery Tour2 Sado & Joetsu course (Oct 3-4)report 11

According to the schedule of the tour to Sado island I have visited following places: Senkaku Bay, Sado Golden Mine, Sado Kinzan museum, Toki no Mori Park, seaside where I could try to rideあ Tarai-Bune, Iwanohara Vineyard, and traditional Japanese style ryokan hotel.

It should be noted that the tour was well organized, the staff was very helpful.

I was very excited to have an opportunity to visit Senkaku Bay, it’s steep rocky cliffs and beautiful scenery was thrilling.

Further, I was pleasantly shocked to know that from Edo Period, Japanese hard working nation was able to invent unique to its time techniques of gold processing in Sado Golden Mine. I had a lots of fun by walking the mining tunnels and seeing the illustration of working process of miners. I also had a chance to visit Sado Kinzan museum, where everyone tried to lift a real gold bar through a small hall.

By visiting Toki no Mori Park, I learned more about Japanese philosophy of harmony which emphasizes the coexistence of wild nature and people without harming each other.

It was very interesting to know that originally Tarai-Bune were practical items used for navigating around the cliffs to collect seaweed. Moreover, I had a great opportunity to ride Tarai-Bune by myself.

Iwanohara Vineyard is very unique place with the natural cooler system which uses snow as a source for chilling. I enjoyed tasting wine in winery store and had the chance to buy the best and tasty wine.

The hotel we stayed was in traditional Japanese style ryokan, even it has onsen inside and Wi-Fi available. It’s good to have such experience. Food was delicious: great flavors, great rice, and fresh fish.

Finally, I would like to reveal my sincere gratitude for such opportunity to visit amazing Sado island.

Khurshid Rakhamanov

Niigata Discovery Tour2 Sado & Joetsu course (Oct 3-4)report 11

Niigata Discovery Tour2 Sado & Joetsu course (Oct 3-4)report 11

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