- Ryokan Yamato
A must-visit inn for Ogi sight-seeing, which prides in its warm hospitality
Located close to Ogi Port, Ryokan Yamato is perfect for strolling through the Ogi Shopping Street and exploring the Shukunegi. The sea view which is available for every guesroom is a major attraction. Dinner prepared with an abundance of local ingredients features seafood fresh from the sea. The simple, seasonal taste of Sado will delight the palate. With warm hospitality and high-quality services of this family-run inn, you can make yourself at home and relax.
Facility Basic Information
- 1537 Ogimachi, Sado, Niigata 952-0604
- Payment Methods
- Credit cards not accepted
- Assistance in Foreign Languages
- Not Available
- General Accessibility
- Not Available
- Satellite TV
- Not Available
- Transport Access
- Ogi Port Approx 3 minutes by car
- Nearest bus stop
- Ogi （Akadomarisen Line, Ogi Line, Shukunegi Line） Approx. 15 minutes on foot from bus stop
- Price per night （Tax excluded）
Half Board Package 7,500 yen～
Bed and Breakfast 6,000 yen～
Simple Package without Meals 5,000 yen～
- Number of rooms
- Business Period
- Open all year
- Closed for a few days before and after the New Year's
- Book Online
- En-suite bathroom
- Not Available
Toothbrush, Shampoo, Hair conditioner, Face towel, Soap bar, Yukata (cotton kimono), Hairdryer
- Transfer Service
Ogi Specialty Development Center
Ogi Specialty Development Center sells only Sado-produced vegetables, fruit, fish and seaweed all year round, especially those produced on the Ogi Peninsula, also called Ogi Misaki. This shop sources local vegetables, rice, fruit, prepared foods and seafood only from NPO members who provide a traceability standard or organic operation record. For example, the Center produces and sells imomochi (sweet potato cakes) and dried sweet potatoes from Sado-grown organic sweet potatoes. The Center ships products to every part of Japan.
Ryokan (Japanese-style Inn)
Takaraya is situated Ogi's Shopping Street, where you can enjoy a stroll around a town with retro flavours. Treat yourself to handmade dishes made with local ingredients centering around fresh seafood. Takaraya is where Koyo Ozaki, a renowned novelist, stayed, and still attracting literature lovers. Located very close to Ogi Port, Takaraya is a popular base for tub boat rides and exploration in Shukunegi. You can enjoy meals in a private room in comfort.
Ryokan (Japanese-style Inn) Hot Spring Private bath Use of bathing facilities only
Sado Onsen Hot Spring: Ogi-no-Yu
A five-minute car ride from Ogi Port, Ogi-no-Yu is located on a hill with easy access to the town center. From the window facing the Sea of Japan, you can see the sun rise over the sea, right in front of your eyes. This inn, with its own hot spring spa, provides an opportunity to see the two ports of Ogi at the same time, a view that is only available here. One port is Uchinoma (the inside inlet), which flourished as a sengokubune (wooden freight ship) port of call when gold was being shipped in the Edo Period (1603-1867), and the other is Ogi Port, also called Sotonoma (the outside inlet). The hot spring has a pH of 9.54 (without dilution), with a high alkaline content. The texture enchants many people with its reputed skin-beautifying effects. Other attractions on the premises are a restaurant that serves fresh local produce, and lodgings with the warm atmosphere of wood.
Museums, Art Galleries and Resource Centres
Japan Amateur Masterpieces Museum
Japan Amateur Masterpieces Museum is located adjoined to the Ogi Library. This is one of the rare museums in the world that exhibits only amateur artists' works. The final work by Shikita Nakagawa, a native to Ogi who brought passion into teaching art to amateurs, is on display. You will find oil paintings by British Prime Minister Chuchill and Japanese Prime Minister Toshiki Kaifu, and a monochrome ink painting by Soseki Natsume, an outstanding Japanese novelist of the Meiji Period (1868-1912).
Stores where you can eat and drink nearby
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 Kappo Japanese Fine Cuisine at a counter Set menus/Rice bowls/Kamameshi(hot pot rice) Unagi (eel)
Inayoshi is a popular Japanese restaurant in Ogi. It has earned its reputation for delicious grilled and basted eel. The eel, which is rarely available all year around in Sado, is cooked and glazed with their special sweet sauce that is a signature taste of Inayoshi. Kamameshi (hot pot rice) and rice bowl with sauce-flavoured pork cutlet are also popular dishes. They offer three private dining rooms, set meals and noodles, so families can also have a great dining experience. You can also find their popular bento box lunch and cooked food to take away.
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.