Nurtured by Zeami, Noh culture in Sado blossomed in the Edo Period. June is the "Month of Noh" in Sado! Come and see a variety of Noh programs performed on Noh stages throughout the island.
On Sado Island, April is the best season for Ondeko (Deity mask dance). On April 15th especially, to mark the official start of Sado's sightseeing season, Ondeko troupes give performances in about forty communities. Please do visit Sado in spring, when the Oni, Shinto Deities, dance and the sounds of drums reverberate.
In addition to tokis, many kinds of birds, such as rare and migratory species, inhabit Sado Island. How about taking a bird-watching trip to Sado, "a wild bird paradise," where both experienced enthusiasts and beginners can have a wonderful time?
"Sado Kinzan Gold Mine G-grade Cuisine Society," organized by eight restaurants in the Aikawa district on Sado Island, offers original menus associated with Sado Kinzan Gold Mine. All menu items are unique and characteristic. The "G" in "G-grade Cuisine" stands for "Gold" and "Gotochi," which means "local." When you visit Aikawa, please take time to savor the "G-grade Cuisine," or tasty local food, to your heart’s content.
On Sado, winter is the season of new sake. New sake is shipped out continuously from various breweries. How about soaking yourself in Japanese sake on Sado this winter? Please enjoy the flavors of exceptionally fresh sake: hot, cold or on the rocks―however you like it.
Sado's nature, climate and people nurture deliciousness. You can experience the pleasure of traditional cuisine passed down over generations as part of your dinner or breakfast at one of our designated locations! Feast on delicious, lovingly prepared dishes.
Relax in the hot spring waters and unwind with sake nouveau and fish in season. What about a laid-back winter break while holing up in Sado? Treat yourself to a winter luxury.
Ever-popular kan-buri and snow crab. Why not enjoy Sado's two, top-choice winter flavors to your heart's content? You can always savor fresh delicacies from the sea at Sado's hotels, inns and restaurants. And don't miss "Sado Kaifu Kanburi Tairyo Matsuri (big catch festival)" held in December.
Come and see the autumn leaves! Sado offers many spots to view autumn colours, such as Osado Skyline Drive, Mt. Donden, Momijiyama Park, and more. Witness the beautiful foliage while enjoying driving, hiking, and events with fall food and entertainment. Discover the bounty of Sado's seasonal charms.
From newly-harvested Koshihikari rice to Okesa persimmons and Le Lectier pears, autumn in Sado is packed full of amazing local produce from the harvest. Come visit Sado to try out the flavours of its bountiful autumn, while enjoying gourmet-related events.
The waters around Sado Island have exceptional clarity! You can find a variety of coastlines and bathing beaches all over Sado Island, and you can enjoy not only sea-bathing, but also many other marine activities such as diving, snorkeling and sea-kayaking. And don't miss the beauty of the evening glow that turns the horizon crimson! Why not spend this summer on or near Sado's waters?
Wild plant hikes and summer mountaineering are fun, but how about visiting the cool pristine cedar forests to escape the summer heat? The Osado Ishina Natural Cedar Forest Walk is a comperatively gentle, 1-hour stroll. There is a resting point with a view, so it is perfect for a family day out, too. Our At-a-Glance related spots list will help you plan your trip.