Accommodation in the village of handicraft surrounded by lush greenery
Fusubemura is a hands-on learning centre located in Kodomari, with an accommodation available on-site. One cottage contains a dining room, living room and bedrooms for five people, and this is perfect for families and groups of friends. While staying in the spacious centre, you can enjoy making your original pieces of work in workshops including classes for pottery, rag-weaving, bamboo craft, etc. The surrounding natural environment such as Sobama Bathing Beach is also fascinating.
Facility Basic Information
- 1141-1 Hamochi Kodomari, Sado, Niigata 952-0421
- Official site
- Payment Methods
- Credit cards not accepted
- Assistance in Foreign Languages
- Not Available
- General Accessibility
- Not Available
- OK Please let us know in advance.
- Transport Access
- Ogi Port Approx 15 minutes by car
- Nearest bus stop
- Kodomari Nakayama （Ogi Line） Approx. 10 minutes on foot from bus stop
- Opening Times
- Mondays (if Monday is a public holiday, it will be open but closed the following day.)
- Hands-on Experience Prices
- Pottery making: 1,300JPY, rag-weaving (sakiori) : 1,500JPY, bamboo craft making: 1,200JPY
- Price per night （Tax included）
Simple Package without Meals 3,600 yen～
The price varies depending on the number of people staying in one cottage.
* November - March / 2,600JPY/person * 500JPY discount per person from the fourth consecutive day of stay onwards * Self-catering available. Preschool children can stay for free.
5 persons per cottage
- Number of rooms
The cottage has: a living room, dining room and bedroom with two beds or three beds
- Business Period
- Open all year
- Book Online
- Facilities and Service
Lodging (contains a kitchen, a refrigerator, a washing machine, cooking tools), pottery studio, craft studio, exhibition room, etc.
- En-suite bathroom
- Available In one cottage
- Transfer Service
Shrines and Buddhist Temples Noh Stages
Kodomari Hakusan Shrine Noh Stage
Sitting along Route 350, Kodomari Hakusan Shrine features a well-kept precinct and buildings. The shrine is believed to have originated from a small shrine built by a samurai warrior of the Taira clan, who was defeated by the Minamoto clan in the late 12th century. Kodomari flourished as a masonry center along with the adjacent Tsubakio community in the Mano area. Spectacular lion-dog statues welcome visitors to the precinct, which is known for its mound of millstones, where ones that were no longer in use were once collected from households and dedicated to the shrine. Repaired in 2012, a Noh stage stands to the right of the shrine building. The stage is comprised of main and rear stage areas, and is equipped with a chorus area and a "noble passageway" (where nobility could pass without bowing), as well as a space to hang the big temple bell that appears in "Dojoji," one of the great Noh plays. The wall at the back has a painting of a pine tree, and the one on the east side has a painting of bamboo. The passageway connects the stage and the room behind the curtain where actors prepare, and that room is attached to the worship hall. This Noh stage is designated a City Cultural Property.
Heritage and Relics
Ishiusuzuka (millstones mound)
Kodomari in the Hamochi area prospered from masonry, together with the adjacent Tsubakio area in Mano. Masons in Kodomari also gained a widespread reputation as sculptors of Buddhist stone statues. Millstones used to be one of life's necessities, but with the progress of the times, they slid into obscurity. The mound of millstones was founded by locals to express regret. In 1977, millstones at each household were collected and and then dedicated to Hakusan Shrine in the area.
Gold and Silver Mines Gift Shops
Sado Nishimikawa Gold Park
Sado Nishimikawa Gold Park is a hands-on facility situated on the old site of Nishimikawa Gold Dust Mine, which is thought to be the oldest among others. Anyone can easily try panning for gold on three levels: beginner, Intermediate, and advanced. On the advanced course, you will pan for gold on a river! The gold you panned for can be made into a phone strap or pendant (for a charge). You can learn about the history of gold in the exhibition room on-site, and there is a souvenir shop featuring their original goods including sweets and jewellery.
Stores where you can eat and drink nearby
Casual Eatery Soba (buckwheat) and Udon Noodles Tempura/Deep-Fried Dishes
Kinchan Honten aims to vitalize the local community and create employment through agricultural diversification by making full use of local produce blessed with nature's bounty. Kinchan Honten utilizes local abandoned fields to grow rice for rice powder and other products, including noodles. (A great alternate of wheat flour, rice powder inhibits a rise in blood sugar levels after meals.) Kinchan Honten also produces and sells processed products made using locally-sourced fruit. At Kinchan Honten, you can enjoy local dishes prepared with the bounties of the sea and mountains. Kinchan Honten aspires to provide a place for communication and exchange.
Tea House/Coffee Shop Italian Cuisine Japanese-style Curry with Rice Sweets
Surrounded by persimmon trees, the farmhouse café "Pouteau Indicateur" stands in the Hamochi Murayama area. You can use the ichirizuka to find the cafe, an old Japanese version of a milestone, the only one still in existence on the Aikawa and Ogi road. The menu items are all hand-made, using home-grown vegetables and fruits. The top reccommendations are pasta and curry with rice. Beef curry is made from the famous Sado Beef. All dishes are served with a fresh salad. Desserts which fully express the taste of the season are also popular. The name "Pouteau Indicateur" means signpost/milestone in French.
Casual Eatery Tea House/Coffee Shop Set menus/Rice bowls/Kamameshi(hot pot rice) Tempura/Deep-Fried Dishes
Japanese Restaurant Shun
Shun offers daily rotating lunch specials on weekdays, and a "petit" buffet featuring plenty of Sado and Niigata-produced vegetables on weekends and national holidays. This spot serves as a Japanese-style café, too. Visitors can expect a relaxing, leisurely dining experience at dinnertime. Enjoy browsing the handcrafted goods available for purchase, too.