Kuroki Palace

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.

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