1. Kuroki Palace
Heritage and Relics

Kuroki Palace

  • 黒木御所跡は順徳上皇が22年間住んだと伝わる場所です。

  • 7月の黒木御所例大祭では奉納行事が行われます。

  • 明治から昭和にかけて整備され、現在はきれいな日本庭園になっています。

  • 順徳上皇は御所の四隅に観音・弥陀・薬師・天神を祀り日夜礼拝されたと伝わります。

  • 百人一首で知られる順徳上皇御製が歌碑になっています。

  • 歌人、文人の句碑や歌碑が立っています。

Emperor Juntoku's residence for twenty-two years in Sado

Kuroki Palace is the ruins of the residence where Emperor Juntoku lived after being exiled to Sado as an alleged mastermind of the Jokyu Disturbance in 1221. The shabby palace building constructed using rough-hewn timbers was called Kuroki (black wood) Palace. The present-day mound has been maintained since the Meiji Period (1868-1912), after Kenkichi Kawakami, a local, proposed it necessary. The grounds are covered with many pine trees, including one planted by Emperor Showa, and there are also monuments inscribed with poetry by Mokichi Saito and Hiroshi Yosano.

Facility Basic Information

Ne-440 Kou Izumi, Sado, Niigata 952-1212
Transport Access
Ryotsu Port Approx 25 minutes by car
Nearest bus stop
Izumi (Honsen [Main Line]) Approx. 10 minutes on foot from bus stop

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