- "Tub-boat" Rikiya Kanko Kisen
"Tub-boat" Rikiya Kanko Kisen
Take a tub-boat ride and enjoy the beautiful sea of Sado!
You cannot talk about Sado's special tub-boats without mentioning Rikiya Kanko Kisen. Lady skippers skillfully shift the oars, and this is a unique experience that you will never forget. Other popular activities are a cruise around Nansenkyo (the best part of the Ogi Coast) and Sawasaki Lighthouse aboard a high-speed pleasure boat, and another speedy cruise on a high-speed motor boat, to visit other scenic spots. The waiting room houses a ticket booth, souvenir shop and light-meal eatery.
Facility Basic Information
- 1935 Ogimachi, Sado, Niigata 952-0604
- Payment Methods
- Credit cards not accepted
- Assistance in Foreign Languages
Assistance is available in English. （a little）
- General Accessibility
- Not Available There are stairs to the boarding point of the tub-boats.
- Transport Access
- Ogi Port Approx 1 minute by car
- Nearest bus stop
- Ogi （Akadomarisen Line, Ogi Line, Shukunegi Line） Approx. 1 minute on foot from bus stop
- Cars：50 Buses：6
- Opening Times
- Hours of Operation: March-early October, 8:20 - 17:00 / Late October - late November, 8:20 - 16:30 / Late November - February, 9:00 - 16:00
- Open 7 days a week
- Hands-on Experience Prices
- Tub-boat ride: Adults 500JPY, Children 300JPY/High-speed motor boat cruise: from 6,000JPY (10 - 35 minutes, whole ship hire)/one 10 to 35-minute course charter
- Not required Reservations required for groups.
- Facilities and Service
- Souvenir shop, etc.
Museums, Art Galleries and Resource Centres
Saiwaimaru Exhibition Hall
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.
Museums, Art Galleries and Resource Centres
Japan Amateur Masterpieces Museum
Japan Amateur Masterpieces Museum is located adjoined to the Ogi Library. This is one of the rare museums in the world that exhibits only amateur artists' works. The final work by Shikita Nakagawa, a native to Ogi who brought passion into teaching art to amateurs, is on display. You will find oil paintings by British Prime Minister Chuchill and Japanese Prime Minister Toshiki Kaifu, and a monochrome ink painting by Soseki Natsume, an outstanding Japanese novelist of the Meiji Period (1868-1912).
Situated just a five-minute walk from Ogi Port, Hotel Ogi offers single and twin rooms as well as Japanese-style rooms with tatami-mat flooring. We make a perfect base whether you are here for business or pleasure. As we do not serve meals, we encourage you to explore the restaurants around us, indulge in the local food of Ogi and experience the downhome kindness of the villagers.
Sado Seaside Villa
Sobama Seaside Villa are holiday cottages to rent dotted on Sobama Coast with a long sandy beach. All of 11 cottages has a sea view. Dining at an open terrace is popular among guests. You can shop groceries and snacks at shopping street in Ogi. Optional DIY barbecue catering, assorted sashimi, and rental beer server service, all of which are available upon reservation, has good reputation. The setting sun seen from the swimming pool or jacuzzi will stay memorable.
Stores where you can eat and drink nearby
Kappo Japanese Fine Cuisine at a counter Fish Dishes Sushi
Sakaezushi is a sushi bar facing the port of Ogi. Sakaezushi earned a good reputation for its delicious but reasonably priced sushi from fish connoisseurs. The sushi bar serves locally landed fish as much as possible, and it is their passion to get the freshest fish, and only from fishermen whom they trust. Delicate flavours of their generously cut toppings will spread through your mouth. Enjoy a pleasant time with the warm, friendly chef and delicious sushi.
Casual Eatery Izakaya (Japanese-style pub) Fish Dishes Set menus/Rice bowls/Kamameshi(hot pot rice) Tempura/Deep-Fried Dishes
You cannot talk about dining in Ogi without mentioning Matsuhama. Matsuhama has been the locals' favourite, where they can leisurely enjoy the unbeatably delicious seafood, meat, and drinks. Matsuhama's specialty is a set menu of "Ogi Irifune Gozen", which was created to commemorate Ogi Port's 400th anniversary (reservation required). It is served in a deluxe two-layer box containing sashimi, grilled fish, deep-fried dish, grilled turban shellfish, igoneri (seaweed jelly), and you can enjoy Ogi-landed seafood to the full.
Gift Shops Restaurant Tea House/Coffee Shop Fish Dishes Set menus/Rice bowls/Kamameshi(hot pot rice) Japanese-style Curry with Rice Other Sweets Other
Omiyage Ichiba Ogiya
Connected with Sado Kisen's Ogi Port Terminal, Ogiya is a shopping centre offering a great selection of Sado specialties. The selection includes sea products, traditional crafts and famous confectionery. The cafe/restaurant offers a wide variety of menu options, such as kamameshi (rice cooked in a pot) with fresh seafood and set meals. Their specialty menu is "kamameshi with squid". The sumptuous dish consists of "Toki to Kurasu Sato", special rice recognised by Sado City, which is cooked in special broth, and colourful toppings of seafood including squid, shrimp and scallops, plus bamboo shoots and shiitake mushrooms.