- Guesthouse Shimizuso
A popular inn located in Nansenkyo, the best part of the Ogi Coast
At Guesthouse Shimizuso, the fisherman master catches seafood, and his son, who was apprenticed to chefs at a hotel, cooks the haul. You will receive a warm welcome from the entire family. Varied coastlines, including fishing spots at the back of the inn, are fascinating to anglers. Minshuku Shimizuso is a popular base for exploring around the Ogi Peninsula, including tourist attractions such as the Designated Important Preservation Area for Traditional Buildings and Architecture, and Sawasaki Lighthouse. The inn also offers opportunities for hands-on experiences, including fishing off of a rocky shore and bamboo craft making.
Facility Basic Information
- 85 Ogi Kowashimizu, Sado, Niigata 952-0613
- Payment Methods
- Credit cards not accepted
- Assistance in Foreign Languages
- Not Available
- General Accessibility
- Not Available
- Satellite TV
- OK small dogs only.The pet must be carried in a cage.Please let us know in advance.
- Transport Access
- Ogi Port Approx 10 minutes by car
- Nearest bus stop
- Kowashimizuguchi （Shukunegi Line） Approx. 5 minutes on foot from bus stop
- Cars：10 Buses：1
- Price per night （Tax included）
Half Board Package 7,776 yen～
Bed and Breakfast 5,940 yen～
Simple Package without Meals 4,860 yen～
- Number of rooms
- Business Period
- Open all year
- Book Online
- Facilities and Service
Banquet rooms, hands-on experiences (including dried squid making), fishing off a rocky shore and bamboo craft making (for a charge / reservation required), etc.
- En-suite bathroom
- Not Available
Toothbrush, Shampoo, Hair conditioner, Bath towel, Soap bar, Yukata (cotton kimono), Hairdryer
- Transfer Service
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.
Minshuku (Japanese-style Bed and Breakfast)
Isaburo, an inn for one guest (group of guests) per stay
Isaburo's Residence, known as the house with a unique eave decoration, has opened its doors to the public as an accommodation. The old house of a Sengokubune captain, built in 1892, it is now available for use with its interior in the original format. You can feel a sense of history everywhere in the building, with fan-shaped eave decorations, glossy, amber coloured flooring planks, sooked walls, and lacquered beams and cupboards. You'll enjoy exclusive use of the property during your stay. Isaburo's offers a bed-only package, but the building is fully equipped with a self-catering kitchen.
Pleasure Boats Tub Boat Rides Sea Strange Rocks and Bizarre Stones
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 fishing tool for people living on the Ogi Peninsula since old times. Each boat is handmade using cedar and bamboo grown on Sado. In front of the retro backdrop of Shukunegi Town, you will be leisurely guided along the rocky and otherworldly shore created by the earth over a long period of time. This is an eco-friendly slow 'cruise,' navigated by a local skipper who speaks in the Ogi dialect.
Sunken Hearth Inn Magoshiro
Magoshiro is a cottage-style lodge located within a designated important preservation area for traditional buildings and architecture. The building has wooden walls and a historical atmosphere, with the living room built using a traditional Japanese house style. You can relax and unwind as you drink and chat with your friends or family around the Japanese style hearth. The inn has three Japanese-style rooms and a cellar converted into a special room, which offers a unique atmosphere and is available for group use. Magoshiro only provides packages without meals, but delivery service is available from neighbourhood restaurants. The building is equipped with a self-catering kitchen.
Stores where you can eat and drink nearby
Casual Eatery Izakaya (Japanese-style pub) Fish Dishes Tempura/Deep-Fried Dishes Japanese-style Curry with Rice
Takoboushi is a Japanese-style pub located in a corner in the Shukunegi village. A friendly mama-san (female manager of the bar) awaits you with stylish dishes. Takoboushi serves menu options which emphasize the taste of the season, as well as crowd-pleasing snacks such as Deep-Fried Octopus and Tempura of Squid Dried Overnight. Enjoy dining and the entertaining conversations with mama-san. Curry with turban shellfish and baked turban-shellfish curry topped with cheese are signature menu items at Takoboushi, which attract fans from both inside and outside Sado. Dining only is also welcome.
Tea House/Coffee Shop Italian Cuisine Sweets
Sabo Yamashita is a hearty café in a renovated shed, with tables made from washtub-boats unique to the Ogi area, where they are used locally. Simply sweet zenzai (sweet red bean soup with mochi rice cake) and warabimochi (Japanese jelly-like confectionery) are perfect for a tea break during a stroll through Shukunegi.
Casual Eatery Kappo Japanese Fine Cuisine at a counter Fish Dishes Set menus/Rice bowls/Kamameshi(hot pot rice)
Dishes of Fishmonger Uoharu
The first floor of Uoharu is a fishmonger shop, where local fish, caught fresh and purchased at early-morning markets, is sold. The second floor is a restaurant with tatami-mat rooms. Uoharu serves classic dishes, but you can choose your seafood at the shop downstairs and then have it cooked according to your preferred taste. "Rice Bowl with Stewed Abalone" and "Abalone Steak", both of which have captured the media's attention, come highly recommended and add an unforgettable dining experience to your travels.
Casual Eatery Izakaya (Japanese-style pub) Fish Dishes Set menus/Rice bowls/Kamameshi(hot pot rice) Tempura/Deep-Fried Dishes
You cannot talk about dining in Ogi without mentioning Matsuhama. Matsuhama has been the locals' favourite, where they can leisurely enjoy the unbeatably delicious seafood, meat, and drinks. Matsuhama's specialty is a set menu of "Ogi Irifune Gozen", which was created to commemorate Ogi Port's 400th anniversary (reservation required). It is served in a deluxe two-layer box containing sashimi, grilled fish, deep-fried dish, grilled turban shellfish, igoneri (seaweed jelly), and you can enjoy Ogi-landed seafood to the full.