Shimoko Site

Windswept ruins of architecture in Kuninaka Plain

Shimoko Site (Japan's designated Historical Site) is a square-shaped site of ruins situated around Takedabashi on the Prefectural Route 65, with Osado Mountain Range as its backdrop. The site is encircled by double moats, and two structures with earthfast posts were unearthed there. Many Sueki ware (clay fired at a high temperature), and Hajiki ware (plain, reddish ware), made around the 9th century, were discovered, too. The name "Shimoko (literally means low provincial government)" appears in the Genroku Land Register (1688 - 1704), and it is considered that there used to be buildings similar to government offices or officers' accommodation on the site.

  • Heritage and Relics
Address
371-7, and other Takeda, Sado, Niigata 952-0302
Transport Access
Ryotsu Port Approx 30 by car
Nearest bus stop
Takedabashi(Minamisen (South Line)) Approx. 1 minutes on foot from bus stop
Parking
Not Available