Sado Bugyosho Site (Sado Commisioner’s Office)

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.

  • Gold and Silver Mines
  • Heritage and Relics
  • Museums, Art Galleries and Resource Centres
1-1 Aikawa Hiromamachi, Sado, Niigata 952-1531
Contact Information
Sado Bugyosho Site (Sado Commisioner's Office):0259-74-2201
Official site
Payment Methods
Credit cards not accepted:
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.)
Transport Access
Ryotsu Port Approx 50 by car
Nearest bus stop
Sado Hangamura(Honsen (Main Line)、Nanaura Kaigansen Line) Approx. 2 minutes on foot from bus stop