Travel on Sado Island by Car
Visits in Nichiren's Footsteps
Nichiren, founder of the Nichiren School of Buddhism, was exiled to Sado Island and lived there for three years. During that time, he built temples such as Konpon-ji, Myosen-ji, and Myosho-ji, and is said to have had a great influence on Sado Island. This itinerary will take you to the three main temples on Sado Island and the bronze statue of Nichiren Daido, all of which are associated with Nichiren Shonin.
Visit in the footsteps of Zeami
The itinerary will take you by car to places associated with Zeami, who perfected Noh theatre, such as Chokokuji Temple, where Zeami is said to have moved after being exiled to Sado, and Mount Momijiyama, which is mentioned in “Kintosho (Writings of the Golden Isle)," in which Zeami quietly described the scenery of Sado.
Seven Lucky Gods
Pilgrimage to Ancient Temples of Sado's Seven Lucky Gods
This itinerary to make a pilgrimage to the Seven Lucky Gods was organized by Mabori Hogen, a master painter, when he donated large paintings to temples related to the Seven Lukcy Gods. Mabori Hogen came to Sado in love with Shuntokuin and has loved Sado for several decades
Royal Route for first timers on Sado Island: Minami-Sado
If this is your first trip to Sado, this is the course you should definitely see. Feel the history of Sado and be healed by the nature of Minami Sado area.
Kuninaka area with historical sites and historical romance
History is an essential element of sightseeing on Sado Island. This tour will take you to the Mano District, where historical sites from ancient and medieval times are concentrated, and the historical romance of the exiles who influenced the culture of Sado Island.
Terraced Rice Paddies
A Trip around Terraced Rice Paddies
Terraced rice paddies can be seen throughout Sado Island, which has been registered as a World Agricultural Heritage site. Why not experience the profound charm of Sado Island, which is nestled in nature?
Gold Mine Geosite
A gold rush town and the beauty of the coast with its huge and uniquely formed rocks
This is a course to enjoy Aikawa, the "town of gold mines" and the magnificent beauty of the coast, which is a staple of Sado sightseeing. You will visit representative spots such as the historical site "Sado Gold Mine" and "Onogame."
Taraibune (tub boat) Sengokubune (large wooden trading ship)
Enjoy the rich culture and nature of the Minami Sado area!
This itinerary takes you to the Ogi Peninsula, which attracts visitors with its seasonal nature and varied coastal beauty. You can also enjoy Shukunegi, a designated important preservation area for traditional buildings and architecture, and taraibune (washtub boats)..