- Meiji Kinendo Memorial
Meiji Kinendo Memorial
A memorial hall dedicated to war veterans who died overseas
Meiji Kinendo was founded by Ryokan Honjo, a Buddhist monk of Tokushoji Temple, to comfort the souls of Sado Islanders who died for their country in the First Sino-Japanese War, and is funded by donations. Later, the souls of the dead in the Russo-Japanese War, Japanese Siberian Intervention, and Manchuria Incident were enshrined here, too. A board inscribed by calligrapher Banko Yoshida with the words of Meiji Kinendo, is hung in front, and the hand-written notes of Field Marshal Iwao Oyama, Katsu Kaishu (a naval officer and mediator in the Meiji Restoration in 1898), and Marshal Admiral Togo are hung inside. A graveyard for Russian navy crews also exists within the grounds.
Facility Basic Information
- 154 Hei Chigusa, Sado, Niigata 952-1209
- Transport Access
- Ryotsu Port Approx 20 minutes by car
- Nearest bus stop
- Kanai Gakkoumae （Honsen [Main Line]） Approx. 3 minutes on foot from bus stop
- Not Available
Izakaya (Japanese-style pub) Fish Dishes Grilled Skewers/Yakitori/Chargrill Yakiniku (Japanese-style barbecue)
Izakaya (Japanese-style pub) Nogata
Izakaya Nogata has an attractive appearance with striking black plate walls. Nogata attracts regulars seeking out the skewers of Sado Beef, local seafood, and more, grilled by the friendly master. A small, table-top grill is provided so you can enjoy yakiniku (Japanese-style barbecue), too. Depending on the day, Nogata serves dishes such as seasonal sashimi and grilled fish. Izakaya Nogata is a cosy izakaya where you can enjoy pleasant drinks.
Shinsen Kukan Yorankaya
You can find locally-produced vegetables every day in one of the island's largest farm shops, Shinsen Kukan Yorankaya, located at the heart of Sado. Yorankaya boasts the widest range of processed products made from Sado-sourced produce, including vegetables, fruits, fish and seaweed, perfect for both daily shopping and souvenir hunting. There is a small dining space, too. Please drop in.
Tea House/Coffee Shop Italian Cuisine Light meal Sweets
SHIMAYA CAFÉ was opened by Shimaya, which is a confectionary shop famous for Sawane Dango (sweet dumplings). It offers a great selection of menu options including original sweets only available qt the cafe, Shimaya's special hot sandwiches, pasta dishes made from Niigata-produced rice powder, etc. Discover the gems of Shimaya, which boasts 200 years of history. A variety of food and drinks made from seasonal fruits are also served. There is also a shop attached selling Shimaya's confectionary.
JA Kanai Service Station
A self-service gas station close to Sado Hospital, a supermarket and Sado City Office.
Kappo Japanese Fine Cuisine at a counter Fish Dishes Set menus/Rice bowls/Kamameshi(hot pot rice)
The master chef demonstrates his culinary skills to serve dishes focusing on his carefully selected seafood. Ishiyama's motto is: serve dishes that maximises the freshness of seasonal ingredients. Dishes which make you experience the wonders of the season have established a great reputation. Recommended "Set Meal of the Day" served with the freshest sashimi will satisfy your palate. Ishiyama will meet your needs whether you are having a casual lunch, gathering with your friends, or having a party. The courtyard also has a very relaxing atmosphere.
Casual Eatery Soba (buckwheat) and Udon Noodles Tempura/Deep-Fried Dishes
Sado Udon Aoi
Casual Eatery Fish Dishes Set menus/Rice bowls/Kamameshi(hot pot rice) Japanese-style Curry with Rice Chinese Ramen Noodles
Kato Restaurant is a long-established restaurant with a history of over sixty years. Situated at the heart of the Kanai area, Kato Restaurant offers a selection of menu options, from Chinese ramen noodles, curry with rice, donburi (a bowl of rice with toppings) to set meals and yoshoku (Japanese version of Western cuisine). The restaurant has been loved by locals with their established reputation . The best dishes include Tekiraisu, which is stir-fried pork finished with Worcestershire sauce and ketchup, and homemade Nukasanma (rice-bran marinated Pacific saury) with a flavourful pungency. They go very well with the Sado-grown Koshihikari rice.