- Kasuga Shrine
A Noh stage of the Heisei era, which claims to be the origin of Sado's Noh performances
Kasuga Shrine was established in 1605, in the Aikawa Kasugazaki area, by Nagayasu Okubo, a former Noh actor and Deputy for Sado (later the first Commissioner of Sado). It was transferred to where it now stands in 1619. The Noh stage was built in 1645, and a Noh performance was offered in Sado for the first time at the shrine's festival. The present-day stage was conveyed by Suwa Shrine in the Hamochi Takidaira area, and relocated in 2006. This happened thanks to the passion of local residents who took the opportunity to mark the 400th year since Kasuga Shrine's establishment. Various events, including bonfire Noh performances held several times a year, take place in this shrine.
Facility Basic Information
- 412 Aikawa Oritomura, Sado, Niigata 952-1582
- Transport Access
- Ryotsu Port Approx 45 minutes by car
- Nearest bus stop
- Obanshobashi （Nanaura Kaigansen Line） Approx. 2 minutes on foot from bus stop
- Not Available
Ryokan (Japanese-style Inn) Hot Spring Outdoor bath Use of bathing facilities only
A hotel with long-standing traditions and a distinctive character: Hotel Mancho
Claiming the wealthiest farmer in Sado as an ancestor, Hotel Mancho was established in 1950. It stands at the seashore in Aikawa, facing the setting sun and the fires lit on boats to lure fish at night. Dishes are prepared from rustic seafood and the riches of the soil by chefs with delicate techniques. The in-house art gallery displays many exhibits, including Buddha statues that have been collected over generations, and the writings of three people with "shu" in their name (Katsu Kaishu, Tesshu Yamaoka and Deishu Takahashi), who are famous for their superb handwriting and lived at the end of the Edo Period (19th century). Hotel Mancho is situated close to Sado Kinzan Gold Mine and Kasugazaki, and offers opportunities for a variety of activities.
Gold and Silver Mines Museums, Art Galleries and Resource Centres
Sado Gold and Silver Mine Information Center Kirarium Sado
A gateway to the mine, Information Center Kirarium Sado serves as a base for exploring the site. The center will navigate you through the historical value and attractions of the mine in an easy-to-follow manner, using a variety of videos and scroll paintings. The center also utilizes guide maps and apps to provide useful information about the site and to recommend walking routes.
Ryokan (Japanese-style Inn) Hot Spring Outdoor bath
Situated on the heights of Kasugazaki, facing the Sea of Japan and "Doyu no Warito" (Sado Gold Mine's famous V-shaped mountain-top split), Hotel Oosado is a new, Japanese-style hotel with well-balanced tasteful elegance and modern functionality. Despite its size, the exceptional efforts of the staff to meet every guest's needs have established an excellent reputation. Hotel Oosado features stunning views of the blue sea from the windows of its spacious restaurant, and of the setting sun from the outdoor bath. Performances featuring Sado's folk songs are held every Saturday from May to October, and all dishes are prepared with Sado's seasonal goodness. Hotel Oosado is where you can enjoy the charms of Sado to the fullest.
Ryokan (Japanese-style Inn) Hot Spring
Aikawa Onsen Ryokan Doyu
Ryokan Doyu is a Japanese-style inn estbalished in 1999 in Kasugazaki, a scenic spot in Aikawa. All guestrooms and large bathing rooms have a view of the grand Sea of Japan, the beautiful setting sun, and the scene of the fire lit on boats which is used to lure fish at night. This inn offers a perfect setting to enjoy activities on mountains or in the sea. With the motto: "an inn known for its special cuisine", Ryokan Doyu offers dishes made from ingredients varying from fresh seafood directly sourced from local fishermen to locally grown rice and seasonal vegetables.
Stores where you can eat and drink nearby
Bar/Snack Bar Light meal
Snack Bar Apple
The building has a distinctive white bay window facing the blue sea. Apple is a long-established snack bar in Aikawa. Surrounded by the chic, grey and black interior, you can enjoy drinks at reasonable prices. As the bar is equipped with a 100-inch big screen and cutting edge karaoke facilities, song lovers will be greatly pleased. Mini live shows are also occasionally held there. Lightly flavoured ramen (Chinese) noodles are perfect refreshments after drinks and enjoy popularity.
Bar/Snack Bar Light meal
Night Spot J1
At Night Spot J1, drinks are offered at reasonable prices, and the hostess who is an amazing singer and the friendly owner will welcome you. You will have fun with waitresses while having good drinks. Karaoke lovers will be greatly pleased with their 100-inch big screen. Sometimes dishes made with seafood caught by a fisherman acquaintance are served, and the home-like atmosphere is one of the highlights at this place. Banquet server/attendant dispatch services are also popular.
Izakaya (Japanese-style pub) Fish Dishes Soba (buckwheat) and Udon Noodles Tempura/Deep-Fried Dishes Grilled Skewers/Yakitori/Chargrill Steak and Burger steak Other
Izakaya (Japanese-style pub) Orphée
A long-established snack bar, Orphée reopened with added izakaya elements in 2007. While maintaining the intimate atmosphere perfect for karaoke and chatting, Orphée now offers an ample selection of dishes, too. The kitchen provides a variety of menu items, from grilled skewers, deep-fried dishes and steak to noodles and fried rice. As Orphée has both counter seats and a section floored with tatami mats, it is a perfect place to dine whether you are in a large group or a solo diner.
Izakaya (Japanese-style pub) Grilled Skewers/Yakitori/Chargrill
Grilled Skewers Kinpuku
The interiors are dimly lit with pin spots shining downwards on the counter, and indirect lighting on the wall giving a warm glow. You can enjoy chicken skewers grilled over charcoal by the master in a pub atmosphere. Lovingly prepared skewers will leave you with a memorable taste of Kinpuku. Daily skewers with "unconventional" items along with classic poultry pieces such as boneless chicken, gizzard, tsukune (minced chicken balls) are all delicious. The skewers go well with cold sake of Sado and carefully selected wine. The flavourful stew is a popular side dish for the end of the meal.