Saiwaimaru Exhibition Hall

"Saiwaimaru", the last traditional Japanese-style woden ship

Saiwaimaru is a Japanese-style wooden ship which belonged to the Kan-uemon Hasegawa family who were in the shipping business for three-generations in old Teradomari Town. Later, it was donated to Ogi Town. The ship made round trips over the Sado Straits until 1961, carrying daily commodities from Teradomari, and bamboo, charcoal and firewood from Ogi. Saiwaimaru measures 19.1 metres in length and 3.8 metres in width, with a mast height of 13.0 metres, and reminds us of the booming shipping industry of the olden times.

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Address
1941-1 Ogimachi, Sado, Niigata 952-0604
Official site
Web URL
Opening Times
8:30 - 17:00
Closed
March - November: Open 7 days a week / December - February: Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays
Admissions
Adults: 200JPY / Children: 100JPY (Admission to Kaiun Shiryokan (Maritime Museum) is included.)
Booking
Not required
Internet
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
Parking
10
Assistance in Foreign Languages
No

About by car from Ryotsu Port.