- Hotel Familio Sado Aikawa
Hotel Familio Sado Aikawa
A hotel looking down the sea from the hill-top in Aikawa
A view over the Sea of Japan can be enjoyed from each room. All rooms are spacious, set in the European style with a bath and a separate toilet. The "Island Meal," made with locally produced food is served at the restaurant. Large bathrooms with hot spring water, as well as our barbecue facilities, are popular among our guests. Our original Japanese sake, "Sado Sen'nen no Sugi (1,000-year-old cedar)," also adds colour to your stay in Sado.
Facility Basic Information
- 1267-1 Ogawa, Sado, Niigata 952-2136
- Payment Methods
- Cards accepted VISA, MASTER, Diners Club, AMEX, JCB
- Assistance in Foreign Languages
- Available Free Wi-Fi internet access
- General Accessibility
- Available 1 accessible room (on the ground floor)
- Satellite TV
- Not Available
- Transport Access
- Ryotsu Port Approx 60 minutes by car
- Nearest bus stop
- Familio Sado Aikawa （Kaifu Line） Approx. 5 minutes on foot from bus stop
- Cars：30 Buses：2
Recognized as a SADOMESHIRAN [a shop or restaurant dedicated to utilizing Sado-grown products]
- Price per night （Tax included）
Half Board Package 10400 yen～
Bed and Breakfast 7,900 yen～
Simple Package without Meals 6,800 yen～
including extra beds
- Number of rooms
Western-style room with bed：30
- Business Period
- Open Apr. 1st - Nov. 29th (※Subject to change)
- Closed from Dec. 1st to Mar. 31st (*Subject to change)
- Book Online
- Facilities and Service
Large bathrooms, hot spring, meeting rooms, multi-purpose hall (banquet room), barbecue house, tennis courts, etc.
- En-suite bathroom
Toothbrush, Shampoo, Hair conditioner, Bath towel, Face towel, Body soap, Shaving razor, Yukata (cotton kimono), Hairdryer, Cotton swabs, Shower cap
- Transfer Service
Available from Aikawa. Transfer service from Ryotsu requires booking 3 days before arrival.
- Hot Spring
Aikawa Onsen (hot spring)
- Maximum Capacity
- Large, public bathrooms for both men and women, each with a maximum capacity of 10 people.
- Health Benefits
- Considered to be beneficial for neuralgia, muscular pain, joint pain, stiff shoulders, chronic entheropathy, sensitivity to cold, bruises, sprains, recovery from fatigue, etc.
- Hot Spring quality
- Simple hot spring (hot spring with a hypotonic low alkaline level)
- Hot Spring temperature
Sunflower Field in Ogawa
The sunflower field in Ogawa is en route to Senkakuwan Bay from the Aikawa town center, along Sado's Ring Road (Prefectural Route 45). The sea of sunflowers with a backdrop of blue ocean is a must-see stop that cannot be passed by. With the ocean breeze softly blowing, it is a popular place for a break. Many people visit this spot every year to enjoy the view, only available on Sado in summer.
Heritage and Relics
The Grave of Ichizaemon Shizume
Ichizaemon Shizume is a samurai warrior of Momoyama Period to early Edo Period (1564 - 1627). He played an active role as a vassal of Ieyasu Tokugawa at the Battle of Sekigahara. (The Battle of Sekigahara is a major battle which took place near Sekigahara in 1600 between Tokugawa and Toyotomi. After this battle, Ieyasu acceded to power and established the Shogunate.) After assuming the role of Commissioner for Sado in 1618, he practised a range of policies, and gained in fame as a great commissioner who contributed to development of gold and silver mines. This grave was built in 1845 in memory of his achievement.
Folklore Strange Rocks and Bizarre Stones
Benkei no Hasamiiwa
Benkei no Hasamiiwa is a peculiar sight located on seashore in Shimoaikawa, along Prefectural Route 45. A wedge-shaped rock is stuck between two giant rocks. Once upon a time, Sado Benkei and his company mountain priests were making their way to Mount Kinpoku for ascetic training, when a demon appeared in an ambush and requested a contest of strength. Sado Benkei threw rocks in the air, and the rocks are said to be thrown onto the beach in Shimoaikawa. A grave of a consummate governor of Sado, Ichizaemon Shizume adjoins the beach.
Sea Strange Rocks and Bizarre Stones
Known as a scenic spot since olden times, Senjojiki is a flat, rocky shore situated on the coast of Shimoaikawa at the northern tip of Aikawa Town Center. The shore is called Senjojiki (literally: a thousand tatami-mats) because of its flat, vast landform. A bridge spans over the sea toward the seawall, and from there, you can see the rolling surf of the Sea of Japan and observe the rocky shore beneath the surface. A popular relaxing spot for locals, people enjoy strolling along the trail when the sea is calm.
Stores where you can eat and drink nearby
Tea House/Coffee Shop Steak and Burger steak
Located in the Kitazawa Floating Ore Dressing Plant, a historic site, the restaurant offers a spectacular view of the ore dressing plant as well as the 50-meter thickener. The restaurant offers Western-style cuisine, mainly featuring Sado Island Kurobuta pork, which is raised by Ryokan Urashima. We also offer drinks only, including original drinks supervised by Ryokan Urashima.
Casual Eatery Tea House/Coffee Shop Set menus/Rice bowls/Kamameshi(hot pot rice) Soba (buckwheat) and Udon Noodles Japanese-style Curry with Rice Chinese Ramen Noodles
Kinzanjaya is an eatery located in the third car park of the historic site "Sado Gold Mine". You can enjoy lunch made from fresh seafood. Kinzan Soba (buckwheat noodles) topped with chewy mekabu seaweed, shrimp tempura and iwanori seaweed and gold dust is highly recommended. In addition, "Kinzan Curry" served in a shape of Doyu no Wareto (split mountain top of the gold mine), and "Special Kaisendon", are popular menu items among others.
Townscape Other Tea House/Coffee Shop
Gashima Cinema is located on historical Kyomachi Street, which connects Sado Gold and Silver Mine with the Sado Commissioner's Office. This former residence of the Sado Gold Mine captain, built about 80 years ago, has been converted into a café while maintaining the ambiance of the olden days. A monthly featured film is shown daily, and a monthly book corner provides movie-related books. An old carbon arc film projector, which was once used at an actual movie theatre, is on display. This spot is perfect for a break on a stroll through history, in the old mining town of Aikawa.
Tea House/Coffee Shop Italian Cuisine
Converted from an old Japanese-style house in the Aikawa area, this dining establishment offers a hotel-like atmosphere with a sense of Sado's long-standing traditions. Enjoy dishes highlighting Sado-sourced ingredients while taking in the stunning views of Aikawa. The outdoor terrace is a perfect spot to enjoy a warm and sunny day. This spot also offers a space for rent, so exhibitions and live entertainment are a common occurrence.