Old Aikawa Detention House
The interior behind the bars shadows the old days.
Up the hill on Kyomachi Street in Aikawa, you will see an ivy-covered three-metre high concrete wall. Aikawa Detention House was opened as a branch of Niigata Prison in 1954, and was in use until 1972 when it was relocated in the Sawata area. Designated as Japan's Tangible Cultural Property, this is a wooden detention house still in existence, which is rarely found in Japan. Aikawa Detention House is open to the public and free of charge, so you can take a look around.
- Heritage and Relics
- 24 Aikawa Shingoromachi, Sado, Niigata 952-1523
- Transport Access
- Ryotsu Port Approx 50 minutes by car
- Nearest bus stop
- Sado Hangamura（Honsen (Main Line)、Nanaura Kaigansen Line） Approx. 15 minutes on foot from bus stop
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