Sado Rekishi Densetsukan

History of Sado revived by high technology

Full-size robots intriguingly tell of the history and legends of Sado. On the first floor, famous scenes with historical significance are introduced by robots in elaborate clothing which are exact replicas of historical figures. Witness Emperor Juntoku mourning his fate with the moon at the place of his exile, or a famous Tsukahara debate between Nichiren and other priests from other schools, and Zeami (14th-15th-century Noh actor and playwright) dancing to pray for rains. On the second floor, photographs and art objects inspired by Sado's ambiance are on exhibit. Shodo Sasaki Museum is located within the museum, where the works of lost-wax casting by Shodo Sasaki, a living national treasure, are on display. You may also enjoy the taste of Sado at a restaurant on site.

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655 Mano, Sado, Niigata 952-0313
Telephone Number
Official site
Payment Methods
Credit cards not accepted:
Assistance in Foreign Languages
Not available
Opening Times
April - November: 8:30-16:30 / December - March: 9:00 - 16:30
Open 7 days a week
Adult: 900JPY / Child: 400JPY
Not required
Facilities and Service
Restaurant, gift shop, garden, etc.
Transport Access
Ryotsu Port Approx 30 by car
Nearest bus stop
Sado Rekishi Densetsukan [Sado History Museum] (on Saturdays and Sundays, for a limited time only)(Minamisen (South Line)、Ogi Line) Approx. 0 minutes on foot from bus stop
Cars:80, Buses:25
Some display information is in English.