- Nashinoki Jizo (Statues of the Bodhisattva)
Nashinoki Jizo (Statues of the Bodhisattva)
Stone Buddha statues perched on the Nashinoki Pass, a reminder of a deep faith in jizo Bodhisattvas
A jizo (stone statues dedicated to local deities) hall is located on the Nashinoki Pass on Prefectural Route 65 (the former Akadomari trunk road), which passes through the Kosado Mountains from Toyota in the Mano area. There is a jizo statue installed to wish for children's convalescence, and small statues of migawari jizo (who takes the place of people) dedicated as tokens of appreciation after prayers have been answered. The number of jizo statues, also called Koboshi (young Buddhist monk), adds up to thousands, and they surround the hall. Jizo Festival is held annually on 24 August. Locals stay overnight there chanting Shingon mantra the night before.
Facility Basic Information
- 1932 Toyota, Sado, Niigata 952-0317
- Transport Access
- Ryotsu Port Approx 40 minutes by car
- Nearest bus stop
- Shizudaira （Akadomarisen Line） Approx. 10 minutes on foot from bus stop
Toki no Sato Golf Club
Toki no Sato Golf Club has the only authentic course with eighteen holes in Sado. On the outward nine overlooking Mano Bay, the swells and slops add more excitement. The inward nine with a variety of undulating fairways features the tricky layout dotted with bunkers and trees. The club house is in a great location on the hill top of the Kosado mountains.
Gift Shops Craft Experiences Food Experiences Minshuku (Japanese-style Bed and Breakfast) Government-run Facilities Other
Shiozu no Sato
Shiozu no Sato stands on open ground in the heights overlooking Mano Bay. It has a spacious front garden where you can enjoy camping or a barbecue, and is ideal for school trips, sports training camps, and other excursions. In addition, Shiozu no Sato offers opportunities for a variety of activities on the themes of food and marine leisure, including noroma puppet painting, and stonework, among others. A base for exploration in Sado or relaxation, Shiozu no Sato is accommodation offering hands-on experiences, suitable for a variety of purposes.
Strange Rocks and Bizarre Stones
Jinmeniwa is an oddly-shaped rock approximately 10m high, standing on the Koshi no Nagahama seashore stretching from Mano to Ogi. The rock is made of green-coloured andesite, and it is called "Jinmeniwa (human face rock), as it resembles to a person looking into far distance. Jinmeniwa is a popular location to take photos with the background of Mano Bay, and the rock stands out from all of the other numerous unique rock formations in Sado.
Mano Kanko Centre
Mano Kanko Centre is located next to Mano Imperial Mausoleum, and houses a variety of Sado specialties, such as Mumyoiyaki potteries, various sweets, and local Japanese sake. Sado red stones (akadama-ishi) are stones produced in Sado that are highly-prized for their colour, and are displayed at both the Imperial Palace and Ise Jingu Shrine. The stones are exhibited and sold at the Red Stone Garden, scattered with beautifully shiny stones. Meals are available for groups of visitors only, but any visitor can make use of the tea lounge with its view of the Osado Mountains and Mano Bay.
Stores where you can eat and drink nearby
Casual Eatery Fish Dishes Set menus/Rice bowls/Kamameshi(hot pot rice)
Oshokujidokoro Yuzuru (within Sado Rekishi Densetsukan [Sado History and Legend Museum])
Yuzuru is a restaurant located in the Sado Rekishi Densetsukan. The restaurant is built so it looks like it floats on a pond, where you can enjoy an elegant dining experience whilst viewing swimming carps and the Japanese garden. They are proud of dishes made from fresh seafood, especially their kaisendon, a bowl of rice with sumptuous toppings of seasonal seafood, is filling and recommended. Sado-harvested Koshihikari rice has earned popularity too. Visitors to the Sado Rekishi Densetsukan and non-visitors can both visit the Yuzuru restaurant.
Casual Eatery Fish Dishes Sushi Set menus/Rice bowls/Kamameshi(hot pot rice) Minshuku (Japanese-style Bed and Breakfast)
Guest House with Sushi Nagahamaso Sakanadojo
Nagahamaso is a guest house located on the way to Ogi along the sea from Mano. It is in a great location with Mano Bay as its backdrop. Its changing menu reflects the day's catch and enjoys a good reputation. Ask about the economy-package for business use. The attached restaurant features a large fish tank that keeps abalones, turban shellfish, flatfish, and so on, alive! Lunch and dinner are served for both guests and non-guests.
Tea House/Coffee Shop Bread Light meal Sweets
SHIMAFUMI is highly regarded for its homemade sourdough bread, cakes made from scrupulously selected ingredients and other food menus. Their recommendations include hot sandwiches with special bread and bagel sandwiches. The seaside location with wide open spaces complements the food. Enjoy tea alfresco on the refreshing and stylish terrace if the weather is fine.