- Japan Amateur Masterpieces Museum
Japan Amateur Masterpieces Museum
A palace of varied amateur artists' works
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).
Facility Basic Information
- 1946-6 Ogimachi, Sado, Niigata 952-0604
- For inquiries
- Ogi Library： 0259-86-3841
- 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
- Shared parking available
- Opening Times
- 9:00 - 17:00
- Mondays and national holidays
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.
Gift Shops Pleasure Boats Tub Boat Rides
"Tub-boat" Rikiya Kanko Kisen
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.
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.
Outdoor Activities Heritage and Relics
Shiroyama Park is located up on a hill facing the sea. After hiking the steep, cobbled path to the top, a large, open green stretches out before you. The park features trail paths, a resting point, a viewpoint and a monument inscribed with a poem written by Koyo Ozaki, a famous novelist and poet closely associated with the area. The park is filled with seasonal flowers: about 3,000 camellia trees come into full bloom from the beginning of February until early April, 500 cherry trees, dwarf azaleas and hydrangea. Shiroyama Park is a popular relaxing place among locals in the Ogi area.
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.
Casual Eatery Kappo Japanese Fine Cuisine at a counter Set menus/Rice bowls/Kamameshi(hot pot rice) Unagi (eel)
Inayoshi is a popular Japanese restaurant in Ogi. It has earned its reputation for delicious grilled and basted eel. The eel, which is rarely available all year around in Sado, is cooked and glazed with their special sweet sauce that is a signature taste of Inayoshi. Kamameshi (hot pot rice) and rice bowl with sauce-flavoured pork cutlet are also popular dishes. They offer three private dining rooms, set meals and noodles, so families can also have a great dining experience. You can also find their popular bento box lunch and cooked food to take away.