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.
- Shrines and Buddhist Temples
- Noh Stages
- 412 Aikawa Oritomura, Sado, Niigata 952-1582
- Transport Access
- Ryotsu Port Approx 45 by car
- Nearest bus stop
- Obanshobashi（Nanaura Kaigansen Line） Approx. 2 minutes on foot from bus stop
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Points of interest near Kasuga Shrine
- Museums, Art Galleries and Resource Centres
- Gold and Silver Mines
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...
- Outdoor Activities
Sado Sea Kayak Club
The Sado Sea Kayak Club offers various sea kayaking experience courses, a popular activity for eco tours. An ex...
- Government-run Facilities
Sashu Oyarikan (Aikawa Tourist Exchange Center)
The perfect base for a walking tour, Sashu Oyarikan was established after repairing a historical accommodation n...