1. The inn of the setting sun and lake: Aokiya
Ryokan (Japanese-style Inn)

The inn of the setting sun and lake: Aokiya

A peaceful iinn with Shiizaki Onsen hot spring bath, where the lake surface turns into a beautiful orange at sunset

Aokiya stands at the top of the hill overlooking Lake Kamo, and all guestrooms have a sea view. The sun setting behind Osado Mountains while turning the lake into a beautiful orange colour is exceptionally memorable. Dishes prepared mainly from seafood caught from the local sea surrounding Sado are delicious. Shiizaki Onsen's natural hot spa water, which was used for healing by the toki, the Japanese crested ibis, eases your fatigue. The Aokiya is a perfect place for a casual stroll and relaxation as it is close to Shiizaki Park and noh theatre stage.

Facility Basic Information

685 Harakuro, Sado, Niigata 952-0016
Official site
Payment Methods
Cards accepted  VISA, MASTER, Diners Club, AMEX, JCB, UnionPay(銀聯) 
Assistance in Foreign Languages
OK  English
Available  Free WiFi internet access (In the lobby only)
General Accessibility
Available  The corridor to guestrooms and dining room from the entrance is accessible by wheelchair. (Guest rooms are in Japanese-style and the floor has difference in level. There are stairs on the way to the large bathroom.)
Satellite TV
Transport Access
Ryotsu Port Approx 5 minutes by car
Nearest bus stop
Shiizaki Onsen Iriguchi (Minamisen [South Line]) Approx. 5 minutes on foot from bus stop
Cars:20  Buses:4 
Price per night (Tax excluded)

Half Board Package 8,000 yen~

Bed and Breakfast 6,400 yen~

Simple Package without Meals 5,600 yen~



Number of rooms

Japanese-style room:32

Business Period
Open all year
Facilities and Service

Banquet rooms, large bathroom, hot spring, souvenir shop, etc.

En-suite bathroom
Available  All guestrooms are equipped with an electrical toilet seat with water spray (French-bidet style) feature.

Toothbrush, Shampoo, Hair conditioner, Bath towel, Body soap, Yukata (cotton kimono)

Bathroom:Shaving razor, Hairdryer

Transfer Service


Reservation required

Maximum Capacity
Large bathroom with a maximum capacity of 30 people for men's and 15 people for women's baths.
Health Benefits
Considered to be beneficial for neuralgia, muscle pain, joint pain, frozen shoulder, chronic entheropathy, chronic skin diseases, chronic gynopathy, sensitivity to cold, convalescence, ecovery from fatigue, etc.
Use of bathing facilities only
15:30 - 21:00 Holidays subject to change.
Bath fees
Adults: 500JPY / Children: 250JPY
Hot Spring quality
Sodium Chloride Springs
Hot Spring temperature

Nearby Spots

Stores where you can eat and drink nearby