1. Torigoe Library
Museums, Art Galleries and Resource Centres

Torigoe Library

A theatre-themed library nestled in a quiet mountain village

Torigoe Library is situated in the Saruhachi area deep in the Kosado mountains. About 20,000 books were donated by Bunzo Torigoe, who is an expert in the studies of classical performing arts and serves as a professor emeritus at Waseda University. Ken Nishihashi, a Bunya puppeteer who came to live in Saruhachi from the mainland, also had a role in the donation. Bunzo Torigoe was inspired by Ken Nishihashi, who were actively involved in the community revitalisation by making use of the Bunya Puppet Theatre. Trigoe Library offers access to books related to performing arts and theatre, and other books in a wide variety of genres.

Facility Basic Information

329 Saruhachi, Sado, Niigata 952-0215
Official site
Assistance in Foreign Languages
Not Available 
General Accessibility
Not Available 
Transport Access
Ryotsu Port Approx 45 minutes by car
Nearest bus stop
Hatano Nishimachi (Minamisen [South Line]) Approx. 90 minutes on foot from bus stop

(free of charge)

Opening Times
9:00 - 17:00
Wednesdays and the 3rd Friday of the month (if the Friday is a public holiday, it will be open but closed on the following day.) Closed at year-end and New Year's

Nearby Spots

Stores where you can eat and drink nearby