Kaiun Shiryokan (Maritime Museum)

A building of white walls dedicated to the history of port-town Ogi

At Kaiun Shiryokan, you can learn the history of Ogi Port, which thrived as a trading hub of gold and silver and as a station on the kitamaebune shipping route. The museum exhibits items connected with sengokubune (large wooden freight ship), including elaborate sea chests and antique porcelain shipped from Kitakyushu to Sado. There is also an information corner of Shuzo Shibata, who was a Dutch scholar native to Shukunegi. At the archaeology exhibition section, over 4000 objects such as ancient Jomon potteries unearthed at Chojagahara Ruin in Ogi (a historical site designated by the national government) relate the trace of cultural exchanges beyond the sea. An exhibition hall with Saiwaimaru, a Japanese-style ship, is right next to the museum. The admission ticket allows you to enter both the museum and the exhibition hall.

  • Museums, Art Galleries and Resource Centres
1941-1 Ogimachi, Sado, Niigata 952-0604
Telephone Number
Official site
Opening Times
8:30 - 17:00
March - November: Open 7 days a week / December - February: Saturdays, Sundays and National Holidays
Adult: 200JPY / Child: 100JPY *Admission to Saiwaimaru Exhibition Hall is included.
Not required
Payment Methods
Cards not accepted:
Not Available
Disabled Access
Not Available
Transport Access
Ogi Port Approx 1 minutes by car
Nearest bus stop
Ogi(Akadomarisen Line、Ogi Line、Shukunegi Line) Approx. 1 minutes on foot from bus stop
Assistance in Foreign Languages

About by car from Ryotsu Port.