- Kato Shuzoten Sake Brewery
Kato Shuzoten Sake Brewery
The sake brewery of "Kintsuru," a product of good quality water and good rice
Founded in 1915, Kato Sake Brewery is located in the Kanai area, where they transferred to seek out good quality water. Seventy per cent of their sake is consumed within the island. "Kintsuru," a favorite among Sado Islanders, is a hidden gem not very known outside the island. However, the company's sake-making policy and the resulting flavors, which are embodied in Jogen no Tsuki (a pure sake with highly polished rice organically cultivated with natural farming methods by their own workers), are attracting local sake connoisseurs all around Japan. Free tasting available!
Facility Basic Information
- 50 Sawane Sumiyamachi, Sado, Niigata 952-1431
- Official site
- Payment Methods
- Cards accepted VISA, MASTER, Diners Club, AMEX, JCB, UnionPay（銀聯）, Discover
- Assistance in Foreign Languages
- Transport Access
- Ryotsu Port Approx 40 minutes by car
- Nearest bus stop
- Ikari Jounoshita （Honsen [Main Line], Nanaura Kaigansen Line, Kaifu Line） Approx. 3 minutes on foot from bus stop
- Opening Times
- 9:00 - 18:00
- Open 7 days a week
- Facilities and Service
- Gift shop, sake tasting, etc.
Ryokan (Japanese-style Inn)
Ryokan Kiyose is a family-run inn famous for the staff's exceptional efforts to meet every guest's needs. Behind the inn lies Sawane Fishing Port. The inn prides in their dishes with seafood caught fresh on the day. The inn is conveniently located in the Sawane area, halfway in between Sawata and Aikawa, and is a perfect place for both sightseeing and business. Sawane Fishing Port has an established reputation as a great fishing spot with an abundance of catch. There is a fish tackle shop nearby, and many fishers visit for fishing.
Ryokan (Japanese-style Inn) Hot Spring
Sawata Onsen hot spring Ryokan Iriumi
Ryokan Iriumi is located by the seashore in Kubota and is surrounded by the sound of waves of Mano Bay. The majority of the spacious guestrooms have a sea view. Run by a master fisherman, the inn owns a fixed fishing net, and the seafood they serve is exceptionally fresh. The meals which maximizes the unique flavours of Sado has established reputation, and their specialty menu is okoze (stonefish) dishes. White flesh with simple, light flavour is served deep-fried and as sashimi. The ginger-coloured hot spa water will warm you up from inside and ease your fatigue.
Gift Shops Craft Experiences
Mumyouiyaki Gyokudou Kamamoto
Mumyouiyaki Gyokudou Kamamoto is a pottery gallery and gift shop with its factory in the Hatano area. You can, not only, see, touch, and purchase potteries, but also create your own pottery at workshops (throwing or hand carving courses), for a fee.
Sawata Fresh Fish Centre Kasuke
Sawata Fresh Fish Centre Kasuke is located on the Sawata bypass. It sells fresh fish from the surrounding sea of Sado, processed products such as dried fish, and other Sado specialties. Founded in 1848, and specialising in fugu processing, Kasuke is the only fishmonger in Sado which produces and supplies the special delicacy, "Fugunoko Kasuzuke". Kasuke also offers nationwide shipping and online shopping. At Fish Restaurant Kasuke next door, you can enjoy dishes prepared from locally sourced fish to your heart's delight.
Stores where you can eat and drink nearby
Restaurant Tea House/Coffee Shop French Cuisine
French Restaurant La Plage
La Plage is a restaurant located in the East Wing of Ryokan Urashima. It serves authentic French cuisine prepared from meticulously selected local ingredients, such as fresh seafood and Sado's Berkshire black pork. Over "Koshino Matsubara" (a seashore with beautiful green pine trees), the vast expanse of Mano Bay spreads out in front of you. La Plage, as a leading restaurant in Sado, takes pride in its fascinating, beautifully presented dishes finished with rich, flavourful sauce and excellent, warm service.
Restaurant Italian Cuisine French Cuisine
SEISUKE Next Door
SEISUKE Next Door is the sister restaurant of the hidden-gem "Restaurant Seisuke" in Ryotsu. Chef Ozaki produces true excellence whilst keeping a loving eye on Sado. He has set his new stage on the seashore. He now runs the restaurant located within a complex facility standing on Sawata Bathing Beach. Ozaki offers French and Italian cuisine by cooking the delicious blessings from the sea and the mountains of Sado with culinary magic at reasonable prices only available in Sado. Linger over a brilliant breakfast served with special bread and coffee whilst enjoying the sea view. SEISUKE Next Door also provides its own, creative menu items prepared with distinctive ingredients only available in Sado, such as natural wines, cocktails made from wild fruit, Sado-grown chemical- and pesticide-free vegetables, fresh seafood (including oysters and fish caught in the surrounding sea), Sado Beef, and so on.
Tea House/Coffee Shop Steak and Burger steak Italian Cuisine Japanese-style Curry with Rice Light meal Sweets
The cafe attracts regular customers who seek a place to relax during lunchtime and teatime. The ample selection of food menu including spaghetti, Japanese curry, noodles, set meals, sandwiches, desserts, etc and drinks have established its great reputation. A sizzling home-made burger steak served on an iron plate is especially recommended. Home-grown rice is also popular for its delicious flavour.
Located by the sea, Akachochin serves ramen noodles, set meals and rice bowls, as well as DIY yakiniku (grilled meat), all of which enjoy popularity. Many customers find it easy to pop in during their motorcycle tours and drives, as there is a large parking lot available right in front of the restaurant. If you are in the neighborhood, please visit us! We look forward to serving you soon.