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This rocky crag looks like two crouching turtles, hence its name meaning “two turtles”. A great place for swimming, with the clearer water than anywhere else around Sado Island.

(Address) Washizaki, Sado City
(Best time to go) July to August


Tarai-bune is the symbol of Ogi. Take a ride in the boats actually used to collect shellfish and seaweed from the rocky coastal waters. At Ogi Port, anybody can experience a ride.


Feel the beat reverberating between humans and the earth at this exciting international festival!

Sado Island is the home of the world famous taiko drum ensemble Kodo, and every August they invite artists and performers from around the world to join them for their international arts festival, “Earth Celebration.”

The festival offers a range of attractions including outdoor concerts at Shiroyama Park, EC Theatre (special indoor concert), workshops, fringe events (free-admission performances by invited and general guests), and the Harbour Market (food/drink, crafts, ethnic goods, et al). As the name suggests, "Earth Celebration" transcends borders and cultures to bring a brilliant collage of art and music to a very special corner of the world. Come and celebrate with us!

Hosted by   Earth Celebration Committee

Dates and Times   August 17st (Friday) to August 19rd (Sunday) 2018.

Location   Ogi, Sado Island Website (English) : http://www.kodo.or.jp/ec/home/index_en.html

Inquiries: Earth Celebration Committee Email:ec-info@kodo.or.jp

Directions   ● A 10 minute walk from Ogi Port, 1 minute by car
             ● A 5 to 10 minute walk from the nearest bus stop, Ogi Futō (Ogi Bus Line)


Starting with April’s Island Festival, enjoy traditional festivals and events all year round where you can taste the wonders of the Sea of Japan. At the Ogi Port Festival, you can see Tarai boat races and Kojishimai dances.


Hakusanmaru Festival


Times: 18:00-22:00

Location: Urban area of Aikawa, Sado Island

Directions: 50 minutes by bus from Ryotsu Port to the “Aikawa” bus stop


Mano Park has 2,000 cherry blossom trees and is famous for being one of the best viewing spots on Sado. The cherry blossoms are lit up when they reach full bloom. The 120 paper lanterns made by the local residents are also a must-see. In late April, there will be local performing arts unique to Sado on an outdoor stage at Mano Park for Sado’s Spring Performing Arts Festival.

April 2017
Mano Park
35 min. by car from Ryotsu Port.
30 min. by car from Ogi Port.


Aikawa, Sado City
Effective against cuts, burns, chronic skin diseases
(Special Qualities)
A hot spring in the Aikawa area near the Edo Period’s financial supporter, Sado’s Gold Mine, the beautifully sculpted coastline of Senkaku Bay and many places of interest.


Effective against neuralgia, fatigue recovery, joint pain, shoulder pain
(Special Qualities)
A hot spring in the Aikawa area near the Edo Period’s financial supporter, Sado’s Gold Mine, the beautifully sculpted coastline of Senkaku Bay and many places of interest.
Around 45 min. by car from Ryotsu Port.


Sawata, Sado City
Effective against rheumatism, cuts, women’s diseases
(Special Qualities)
A hot spring located in Sawata, the heart of Sado. Enclosed in a red pine forest, the song of birds can be heard in early spring.


Fresh fish and shellfish caught near Sado Island will be sold at very low prices. Everyone can join the amateur fish auction, and you will be amazed to see the expert’s outstanding skill in the giant tuna cleaning show.

Dates:Sunday, November 13th, 2016

Location:Sado Fish Market, 1-1 Kasuga, Sado City


The representatives of Sado’s autumn flavors, Okesa Persimmons are characterized by their smooth, fully rounded and superior flavor. In addition to wine and sake, young persimmon leaf tea and persimmon cakes, there are numerous other edible souvenirs from which to choose.


Come and celebrate kanburi, Niigata’s delicious yellowtail that represents the very best of winter delicacies of Sado. Beginning with fishing with large nets, get you fill of yellowtail through fish cutting demonstrations, fresh fish for sale, and yellowtail fish races.
The first 1,000 people to arrive at the hall will get free fish soup and welcome sake tasting.

Date:Sunday, December 4th, 2016
  (The first Sunday of December each year)

Time:10:00a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Venue:Washizaki Harbor event plaza, Sado City

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