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.

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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