- Dive Shop and School Freeway, Sado Branch
Dive Shop and School Freeway, Sado Branch
A long-established dive shop, guiding you to the world's best diving destinations
Dive Shop & School Freeway is located in the Sawata area in central Sado. They offer advice for everyone, from novice to expert. You can get your diving certification, through PADI licensing courses, after 3 to 4 lessons. Freeway offers personal instruction according to each participant's level and purpose, and provides introductions to various kinds of diving. You will be guided into the beautiful sea as it changes with the seasons.
Facility Basic Information
- 1211-3 Higashiodori, Sado, Niigata 952-1307
- Payment Methods
- Cards accepted VISA, MASTER, JCB
- Assistance in Foreign Languages
- Not Available
- General Accessibility
- Not Available
- Transport Access
- Ryotsu Port Approx 25 minutes by car
- Nearest bus stop
- Higashioodoori （Honsen [Main Line], Kuninaka Line, Kanamarusen Line, Akadomarisen Line, Kaifu Line, Ogi Line, Iwakubi Line） Approx. 1 minute on foot from bus stop
Transfer services available.
- Opening Times
- 10:00 - 20:00
- Open 7 days a week
- Hands-on Experience Prices
- Scuba Diving Introductory Course: 13,500JPY / Two boat dives: 13,000JPY / Licensing course: 68,000JPY
- Required By two days before the date of arrival
- Facilities and Service
- Dive shop, etc.
Stay & Work Sado
A coworking space produced by Shimafumi, Stay & Work Sado is perfect for business, private use and workations. Stay. Work. Live. Enjoy your time to the fullest in the spacious 132㎡/1,423 sq ft space.
A 5-minute walk from Sawata Bathing Beach, Hostel Tatsumiya offers dormitory-style rooms, private rooms and and a shared room with tatami-mat flooring. For business or pleasure, please make yourself at home.
Sado-no-Kakimochi Honpo produces and sells mochi and other confectioneries prepared only from Sado-produced ingredients, with a focus on individual flavors. The products of Kakimochi Honpo include persimmon mochi pounded with dried Okesa persimmons (Sado's specialty), deep-fried persimmon mochi, yuzu-citrus mochi, yomogi (Japanese mugwort) mochi, egoma perilla mochi and dried persimmons. The products of Sado-no-Kakimochi Honpo are available at Shima Marché on the grounds of Shimafumi on Saturdays and Sundays.
Ryokan (Japanese-style Inn)
Nakazawaya Ryokan has a long history of over 100 years in the Sawata area. At the entrance, Bunya Puppets and Noh Theatre masks, created by the Okami's (female manager) grandfather, provide a distinctively Sado atmosphere. Walking down the front street, sea breezes will draw you to the sea. This ideal location enjoys popularity for both business and leisure. Meals prepared with concern for health are especially appreciated among long-stay visitors.
Stores where you can eat and drink nearby
Casual Eatery Chinese Ramen Noodles
Daimaru Ramen (Chinese noodles)
Daimaru Ramen serves healthy ramen noodles prepared by an all-female staff. These noodles are gaining popularity with people of all ages. Aiming for locavore palates, all ingredients are organic and cooked without additives. One of the best menu items is "Shiromiso Ramen", which is prepared with a soup base made from Sado-produced white bean paste, and it has a rich, yet refreshing, delicate flavour. The chashu (pork) baked every day has a tender, melt-in-the-mouth texture. Gyoza dumpings to-go are also popular.
Restaurant Fish Dishes Sushi
Conveyor Belt Sushi Benkei
Benkei is a fish shop-run conveyor belt sushi restaurant with high popularity for its unbeatably fresh toppings. Seafood caught off the coast of Sado Island caught fresh every morning is prepared on the day. Many fans within Sado and outside of Sado say this is the place to come for sushi. The taste of sushi topped with carefully selected seasonal fresh fish has earned a reputation. The foodies' favourite seasonal toppings such as "blackthroat seaperch " and "kanburi (winter yellowtail)" are unique to Benkei. The added bonus is that the price is reasonable. Benkei is always packed with men and women of all ages.
As the authentic Kansai-style okonomiyaki can be enjoyed for casual occasions, Koume gains a gathering of families and high school students who commute to school in the neighbourhood. It offers a choice of about twenty kinds of okonomiyaki, ranging from healthy options to heavier options. The top recommendation is a basic okonomiyaki with pork and egg. Also recommended is a classic menu item, which is the deluxe "mix" okonomiyaki with squid, shrimps, and scallops. The menu has a selection of items other than okonomiyaki, such as yakisoba (stir-fried noodles), takoyaki (savory balls with octopus), and monjayaki (crispy grilled runny pancake).
Casual Eatery Izakaya (Japanese-style pub) Set menus/Rice bowls/Kamameshi(hot pot rice) Grilled Skewers/Yakitori/Chargrill
Yajima is a casual yakitori (grilled chicken skewers) restaurant, which is a great option for family visits. It will meet your needs whether you are up for lunch or dinner, or having a party. The menu consists of filling dishes served in large portions, such as rice dishes using Sado-grown rice incuding kamameshi (rice cooked in a pot with other ingredients) and oyako-don (chicken and egg over rice), noodles, deep-fried dishes, etc. Yakitori skewers including the popular hand-kneaded chicken meatball (tsukune) is served at dinnertime. Tsugaru Chicken (cross-bred free range chicken) is slowly cooked over charcoal.