1. Former Aikawa Detention Center
Heritage and Relics

Former Aikawa Detention Center

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. Former Aikawa Detention Center 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. Former Aikawa Detention Center is open to the public and free of charge, so you can take a look around.

Facility Basic Information

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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