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

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
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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