1. Sado Bugyosho Site (Sado Commisioner's Office)
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Sado Bugyosho Site (Sado Commisioner's Office)

  • 佐渡奉行所を忠実に復元しています。

  • 玄関には葵の御紋。佐渡は徳川幕府の直轄地でした。

  • 佐渡の司法・行政を担いました。

  • 畳の部屋が多数あります。

  • お白州もあります。

  • 金の精錬工程の一部を体験できる作業場もあります。

  • 資料も展示されています。

  • 佐渡奉行の住居だった御陣屋跡。

The core of Sado's governing body when it was under the direct control of the Shogunate

After the discovery of gold ore veins, Sado was placed under the direct control of the Shogunate (tenryo), and the Sado Commissioner's Office was established in Aikawa in 1603. Among the vast facilities that were used to house the Commisioner's residence, the section of the Oyakudokoro (administrative office) was restored in 2000. In addition to judicial and administrative offices such as Yakudokoro and Shirasu (court of law with white sand), the Office functioned as Yoseseriba (a place for gold refining and grading), which is quintessentially Sado's, and has, also, been faithfully restored.

Facility Basic Information

1-1 Aikawa Hiromamachi, Sado, Niigata 952-1531
For inquiries
Sado Bugyosho Site (Sado Commisioner's Office): 0259-74-2201
Official site
Payment Methods
Credit cards not accepted 
Transport Access
Ryotsu Port Approx 50 minutes by car
Nearest bus stop
Sado Hangamura (Honsen [Main Line], Nanaura Kaigansen Line) Approx. 2 minutes on foot from bus stop

佐渡奉行所出発のまち歩きガイド「佐渡金銀山遺跡と相川のまち ふれあい歴史散策」はこちら(要予約)

Opening Times
Closed at year-end and the New Year's (29 December - 3 January)
Adults: 500JPY / Elementary and Junior High School Students: 200JPY *Discount available for groups of 15 or more
Not required  No booking is required, but to hire a guide, please reserve in advance.

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