A home to sengokubune (merchant ship) and shipbuilders, which is nestled in the back of a cove
Having been a port since the medieval times, Shukunegi went through the prosperous 17th century brought about by Sado Kinzan Gold Mine, and developed as a kitamaebune port of call for the merchant shipping industry. Facing a small inlet, Shukunegi is characterised by the crowded rows of over 100 houses built with plate walls made from ship planks, and it has been designated as a National Important Preservation Area for Traditional Buildings and Architecture. Three private houses are open to the public (admission charges required), and the entire Shukunegi village represents a history of involvement in ship-related industries.
- Shukunegi, Sado, Niigata 952-0612
- Transport Access
- Ogi Port Approx 10 by car
- Nearest bus stop
- Shukunegi（Shukunegi Line） Approx. 0 minutes on foot from bus stop
Points of interest near Shukunegi
- Heritage and Relics
Iwayasan Cave and Buddha Statues
There is a sacred cave in the middle of Mt Iwaya at the back of Shukunegi Village. Various Buddha statues are c...
- Strange Rocks and Bizarre Stones
- Tub Boat Rides
Hangiri (washtub boats) in Shukunegi
Take a ride on a hangiri (washtub boat) and explore the world at sea level. The hangiri have been an essential f...
- Shrines and Buddhist Temples
An ancient temple tucked away in the back of the Shukunegi village, Shokoji Temple was founded in 1349 as the fi...