1. Aikawa Folk Museum
Museums, Art Galleries and Resource Centres

Aikawa Folk Museum

A retro museum introducing Aikawa

Founded in 1956, the building of the Aikawa Folk Museum is a converted Sado branch building of the imperial office (which manages imperial property under the Meiji Constitution), and this is why the roof tiles bear the Imperial Seal of a chrysanthemum. This building is designated a National Historic Site. The three-story exhibition halls display materials related to the gold mine and the Sado Commissioner's Office, tools used by courtesans in Aikawa, art work, folk materials, and archeological objects. Explore the rich history of the town which developed along with the silver and gold mines.

Facility Basic Information

20 Aikawa Sakashitamachi, Sado, Niigata 952-1505
Official site
Payment Methods
Credit cards not accepted 
Assistance in Foreign Languages
Transport Access
Ryotsu Port Approx 40 minutes by car
Nearest bus stop
Sado Hakubutsukanmae (Nanaura Kaigansen Line) Approx. 1 minute on foot from bus stop

Closed for renovations from June 1 2022 to 2024.

Opening Times
8:30 - 17:00
At year-end and New Year's (29 December - 3 January), as well as Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays in December - February
Adults: 300 yen / Elementary and junior high school students: 100 yen (*20% discount available for groups of 15 or more visitors)
Not required 

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