- Family Restaurant Taigaa
Family Restaurant Taigaa
A family-style restaurant providing a plethora of dishes
Family Restaurant Taigaa stands on the Minamisen bus route. The kitchen delivers a great variety of delights from burger steaks and a bowl of rice with breaded deep-fried pork cutlet to fried rice and Chinese ramen noodles. A popular man-pleasing menu item is "stamina-don", which is a bowl of rice with stir-fried garlic, Chinese chives and pork on top. Omuraisu (an omelette stuffed with fried rice) with its fluffy, soft eggs comes recommended for women and children. The restaurant is equipped with a stage and a drum set, so that you can enjoy live entertainment, too.
Facility Basic Information
- 717-1 Mano, Sado, Niigata 952-0313
- Payment Methods
- Credit cards not accepted
- Assistance in Foreign Languages
- General Accessibility
- Not Available
- Transport Access
- Ryotsu Port Approx 30 minutes by car
- Nearest bus stop
- Danpuujoumae （Minamisen [South Line], Kanamarusen Line） Approx. 0 minutes on foot from bus stop
- Opening Times
- 11:30 - 14:00, 17:00 - 22:00
- Regular holiday
- Number of seats
- Open for lunch, Private dining room available, Available for private party rent-out, Karaoke available, Children welcome
Heritage and Relics
Shimoko Site (Japan's designated Historical Site) is a square-shaped site of ruins situated around Takedabashi on the Prefectural Route 65, with Osado Mountain Range as its backdrop. The site is encircled by double moats, and two structures with earthfast posts were unearthed there. Many Sueki ware (clay fired at a high temperature), and Hajiki ware (plain, reddish ware), made around the 9th century, were discovered, too. The name "Shimoko (literally means low provincial government)" appears in the Genroku Land Register (1688 - 1704), and it is considered that there used to be buildings similar to government offices or officers' accommodation on the site.
Shrines and Buddhist Temples Noh Stages
Daizen Shrine sits in a rustic setting resembling the landscape of Asuka in Nara Prefecture. Honma Yamashironokami, the manor's lord, initiated the enshrinement of Suketomo Hino (an exiled court noble) and Daizenbo (an ascetic hermit) together, while Miketsuokami (the god of food) is enshrined at the main building. When Kumawakamaru, the son of Suketomo Hino, came over to Sado to revenge his father's death by execution, Daizenbo helped him escape and was, consequently, executed. This shrine reputedly houses Daizenbo in order to calm his revengeful ghost. Reconstructed in 1846, the Noh stage with its thatched and hipped roof (designated a Niigata Prefecture Tangible Folk Cultural Asset), is one of the four Noh stages in the Kuninaka area where Noh performances were regularly held. It is said to be the oldest Noh stage still in existence in Sado. At present, Noh performances are offered at a festival on the 18th of April; and in June, Noh and Sagi School's Kyogen performances take place.
Shrines and Buddhist Temples Noh Stages
Sosha Shrine Noh Stage
Located in the lush greenery of the Yoshioka community, Sosha Shrine combines worship of all the deities enshrined in the nine shrines on Sado listed in the Engishiki Shrine Register, under one roof. It originally sat near the ancient provincial office of Sado (today's Danpujo castle ruins), but is said to have been transferred to where it stands now in 1307. Within the precinct, there is a Tenmangu shrine as well as a Noh stage equipped with a spacious audience area, which is thought to have been constructed around 1900. Many Noh performances have been held on this stage, which has a concave-tiled gable roof and a main entrance on the gabled side. The stage is comprised of main and rear stage areas, and the wall at the back has the traditional painting of a pine tree. The passageway connects the stage and the room behind the curtain where actors prepare. The layout of the stage facing the main hall of the shrine follows Sado's Noh stage style, and is designated a City Cultural Property. On the Annual Festival Eve, Sagiryu Kyogen performances (Prefectural Cultural Property) are offered by the Sado Sagiryu Kyogen Study Group, which is striving to pass down and spread this art form.
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