- Hachiman Wakamiya Shrine
Hachiman Wakamiya Shrine
A Shinto shrine in the Minato area, for watching the departure and arrival of vessels
Called "Wakamiya-san", Hachiman Wakamiya Shrine is familiar to locals in the Ryotsu Minato area. Every year on the 5th of May, Minato Matsuri, the most important annual festival at the shrine, takes place. Along Wakamiya Street, fisherman's good-haul banners (used to indicate a good catch) are hoisted and flutter, and a mikoshi (portable shrine) is carried, bounced and shaken through the street in a wild procession. It is a distinctly heated, port-town festival. Within the grounds of the shrine, along with the Main Hall, there is a hall enshrining Tenmanten Shrine, Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine and Otokai Shrine together, and a monument built in memory of the Kita brothers, Ikki and Reikichi.
Facility Basic Information
- 213-3 Ryotsu Minato, Sado, Niigata 952-0014
- Transport Access
- Ryotsu Port Approx 3 minutes by car
- Nearest bus stop
- Sado-shi Ryoutsu Shisho （Honsen [Main Line]） Approx. 1 minute on foot from bus stop
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Ryokan (Japanese-style Inn)
Kanazawaya Ryokan is: - an inn where you can stay even if you come to Sado on the last ferry. - an inn which is conveniently located so you can take the first ferry. - an antique inn with a deep history. A popular inn with great access to the Sado Kisen Ferry Terminal.
Sea Town Shopping Street
Sea Town Shopping Street is attached to Sado Kisen's Ryotsu Ferry Terminal. Souvenir shops, including Sado Kisen Shoji (0259-27-5673), Ebisu Shoji (0259-27-5007), and Nakamise Kanko (0259-23-3335), are lined up on either side of the street. They offer an extensive variety of Sado souvenirs, such as local sake, seafood, famous confectioneries, crafts, and so on. Yellowtail Curry is served only at Sea Town Shopping Street and enjoys great popularity.
Stores where you can eat and drink nearby
Casual Eatery Light meal
Pot stickers & coffee Oni Café
Oni Café is a coffee shop serving locally loved handmade potstickers, which were passed down from a longtime ramen shop after it closed its doors. Enjoy chatting with the owner who has a deep affection for Ondeko (deity [oni
Kappo Japanese Fine Cuisine at a counter Fish Dishes Sushi
Sushi Uohide is located in front of Sado Kisen's Ryotsu Ferry Terminal. The owner/chef wholeheartedly crafts sushi with Sado-grown Koshihikari rice and toppings purchased from auctions at the Ryotsu Market. The chief draw is "Sado's Local Fish Nigiri Sushi Set," hand-crafted with seven toppings from the day's best catch. The signature item at Sushi Uohide is a creative one: "Sushi with Squid Innards." Squid innards are used instead of wasabi. This dish has an exquisite balance of flavours and is truly a masterpiece of hand-crafted sushi.
Izakaya (Japanese-style pub) Tempura/Deep-Fried Dishes Grilled Skewers/Yakitori/Chargrill Chinese Ramen Noodles
Hotaru is a Japanese-style pub with a home-like atmosphere. Nibbles such as deep-fried natto (fermented soy beans) and squid balls are well regarded for its deliciousness. Among them, the grilled pork skewers, which are freshly prepared once an order is made, is especially scrumptious. They are grilled with sweet miso (bean paste) sauce, which compliments the pork perfectly. Hotaru is also famous for its flavourful Chinese ramen noodles. The ever-popular "chilled Chinese ramen noodles" has a light taste and is also highly recommended.