Niibo Museum of History and Folklore

A tourist attraction where visitors are enchanted by the charms of Sado

The collections of Niibo Museum of History and Folklore feature items of traditional performing arts and closely related to the everyday life of the common people, resources of Sado's history and culture including toki (Japanese crested ibises), as well as numerous archaeological objects such as the Japanese ancient bronze mirror unearthed at Tamatsukuri Ruins in Niibo. Workshops of rag-weaving and magatama making (both for a fee) are available. You can also have a chance to see works by Kiyoshi Yamamoto, who is remembered as having a deep connectiong with Niibo, and final works by the Niibo-native brothers of Bakusen Tsuchida (Japanese-style painter) and Kyoson Tsuchida (philosopher).

  • Museums, Art Galleries and Resource Centres
492 Niibo Uryuya, Sado, Niigata 952-0106
Telephone Number
Official site
Payment Methods
Credit cards not accepted:
Assistance in Foreign Languages
Not available
Opening Times
8:30 - 17:00
Mondays (if Monday is a public holiday, it will be open but closed on the following day) / Closed from December - February
Adult: 200JPY / Child: 100JPY
Required (Magatama making (Sado Museum 0259-52-2447); Sakiori rag-weaving (Niibo Museum of History and Folklore 0259-22-3117).)
Facilities and Service
Advance reservations are needed to attend the sakiori rag-weaving and magatama (apostrophe-shaped ornament) making workshops (both for a fee).
Not Available
General Accessibility
Available(Accessible toilets are available.)
Transport Access
Ryotsu Port Approx 15 by car
Nearest bus stop
Niibo Yubinkyokumae(Minamisen (South Line)) Approx. 3 minutes on foot from bus stop
Cars:100, Buses:6