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2023.02.10 Information

DiscoverPass Now on Sale!

This pass is only for foreign tourists and includes a Round Trip Ferry Ticket and Experience Program Coupons valid for use at various sites on Sado Island.

  • Price
    Adults, 12 years old and over: 6,900 yen
    Children, elementary students:3,480yen
    Big Savings with Experience Program Coupons(Adults:2,000yen,Children:1,000yen)Included:
    Compare to the Standard Fare from Niigata – Ryotsu Route: Adults: 6,740 yen, Children 3,380 yen.
  • Promotion Period
    February 10 2023 – March 10 2023
  • Sales Locations
    「General Information Counter」on the 3rd floor of Sado Kisen Niigata Port terminal
  • Notes on Using the Sado Kisen Ferry Discount Ticket
    ・Includes Round-trip 2nd class fare on the Sado Kisen Niigata-Ryotsu Car Ferry.
     Valid for 10 days from the date of boarding. No day trips.
    ・You can upgrade the cabin or change boarding to jetfoil by paying an additional fee at the ticket office.
    ・List of additional charges (one way) Niigata Port ⇔ Ryotsu Port
     1st class cabin: 2,060 yen(Adults) 1,030yen(Children)
     Jetfoil: 4,090 yen(Adults) 2,050yen(Children)
    ・Advance reservation is not required for the car ferry. You can board the ferry on the day you purchase the ticket.
    ・This ticket is not valid for direct boarding. Bring this ticket to the Sado Kisen counter to exchange it for your ferry boarding tickets.
    ・For the ferry schedule, port maps, and more on how to board the ferry, please check the Sado Kisen website.
    ・If you plan to bring your private car on the ferry, advance reservation is required. Inquire directly with Sado Kisen, and get a discount on vehicle transportation, including one round-trip ferry ticket for the driver. When bringing your own car, you'll get a greater discount by paying for our experience programs in cash separately, without using this pass.
    However, if you have accompanying passengers, we recommend that they book the Discover Sado Pass.
  • Notes on Visiting Experience Program Facilities
    ・Cut out the coupons in advance and submit them to each ticket counter.
    ・If the program cost is higher value than submitted coupons, please pay the remaining balance in cash.
    ・Coupons have no cash value. They cannot be redeemed for cash, and no change will be given.
    ・Depending on the season, open hours may vary. Check the operating hours of each facility in advance.
  • Notes on handling of Coupons
    ・Coupons can not be reissued, even in case of loss or theft. Refunds will not be issued unless the car ferry is canceled and you cannot get to Sado. Refunds will only be made at the original point of purchase.
    ・Coupons are non-transferable. Please tear coupon along the perforated line and submit to the facility receptionist.
    ・No advance reservations are required for the ferry (advance reservation required if bringing your own car). Some experiences do not require advance reservation, however there are exceptions – please inquire in advance.
    ・The validity period is within 10 days from the date of embarkation from Niigata.
    ・Photocopies of the coupon(s) will not be accepted.
    ・The pass is not valid for day trips.
  • Experience Program
    Please check below.

■Obata Sake Brewery TEL:0259-55-3171

①Sake Tasting Challenge(Adults 1,000 yen)
Compare the sake! If you can guess all the sake that are the same pour correctly, you’ll win a 720 ml bottle of Manotsuru Sake!

②Special Sake Tasting Experience(Adults 1,000 yen)
Compare six different kinds of sake and get a sake cup to take home with you!

③Special Sake Tasting Experience(Adults 500 yen)
Compare three different kinds of sake and get a sake cup to take home with you! 

※Not for drivers or those under the age of 20

■Rikiya Kisen Tub Boats TEL 0259-86-3153

①Taraibune (Tub Boat) Ride(Adults 1,000 yen)
Take a tub boat ride and get a pack of Sado Wakame as a gift!
②Taraibune (Tub Boat) Ride(Children 1,000 yen * children ages 4-6: 400 yen)
Take a tub boat ride and get a cookie souvenir gift!

■Sado Gold Mine TEL 0259-74-2389

① Island Mirage(Adults 3,000 yen Children 2,550 yen)
* 6 times daily 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, there is a limit on the number of daily participants, so we recommend reservation in advance MR Attraction Experience
(Advance Reservation) Reservation:Email: gsado2389@gmail.com

MR Attraction Experience(No Advance Reservation)
Adults 3,300 yen Children 2,850

②Gold Mine Tunnels Ticket (including both tunnels)(Adults 1,400 yen Children 700yen)
Explore both Sodayu and Doyu tunnels

※Can also be used for regular entrance ticket 「Adults 900yen / Children 450yen」

■Meoto Iwa Tours TEL 0259-76-2511

*the daily number of participants are limited, reservation recommended
Reservations:Email: reserve@meoto.net

①Time Slip Back to the Edo period! Sado Gold Mine Picture Scroll Experience(Adults 3,000yen / Children 2,000yen)
Learn about the Gold mine picture scroll. Wear mining costumes, try carrying ores, and challenge the mining course. Get an experience certificate and Niibo silver mine ore to take home.

②Salt-Making and Rice ball Cooking Experience(Adults / Children 2,000yen)
Use sea water to make fresh salt, and cook locally-grown Sado rice. Put everything together in a traditional bamboo wrapped rice ball! Get a special pack of Sado Salt to take home (200g).