Yajima and Kyojima
Legendary Yashima and Kyojima commected by a red bridge
Yajima produces good-quality Japanese arrow bamboo (Pseudosasa Japonica).The arrow which Yorimasa Minamoto, a samurai warrior in 12th century, fired to exterminate nue (a frightening imaginary bird in old stories like chimera) in the Tales of the Heike is said to be made from Yajima-grown bamboo. Kyojima is where Nichiro, a Nichiren (buddhist monk)'s senior disciple, drifted to because of a storm, when he brought a discharge paper for Nichiren, who had been exiled to Sado. Kyojima was named after legend that says Nichiro spent a night reading sutras (経 kyo in Japanese). In the beautiful setting with two islets which a red arched bridge connects, you can take a tub boat ride.
- Ogi, Sado, Niigata 952-0605
- Telephone Number
- +81-0259-27-5000（Sado Tourism Association）
- Transport Access
- Ogi Port Approx 5 by car
- Nearest bus stop
- Yajima Iriguchi（Shukunegi Line） Approx. 7 minutes on foot from bus stop
- Approx. 75 minutes by car from Ryotsu Port, and 25 minutes by car from Akadomari Port
Points of interest near Yajima and Kyojima
- Tub Boat Rides
Yajima Taiken Koryukan (experience & exchange centre)
Yajima Taiken Koryukan is nestled at the back of a cove with a view of Yajima and Kyojima. You can enjoy a tub-b...
- Shrines and Buddhist Temples
Kaichoji Temple is an old temple of Soto Zen School located in the middle of the hill leading down to Yajima and...
- Heritage and Relics
- Outdoor Activities
Shiroyama Park is located up on a hill facing the sea. After hiking the steep, cobbled path to the top, a large,...