- Jogahama Beach
A little seashore adjacent to Sunrise Jogahama
Jogahama Beach is a tranquil beach with a width of 150 metres. With clear water perfect for swimming, the beach features impressive white sand. You can enjoy the sand on the clean, small-scale beach, making it perfect for families with small children. As the beach is conveniently located next to the accommodation "Sunrise Jogahama" which offers day-trip hot spring services, you can refresh yourself with a hot spring bath after sea-bathing.
Facility Basic Information
- Mikawa, Sado, Niigata 952-0705
- Transport Access
- Ogi Port Approx 25 minutes by car
(free of charge)
- Official Bathing Season
- July 15st, 2023 (Sat.) - August 20th, 2023 (Sun.)
- Period of Lifeguard Cover
- 10:00 to 16:00
[Public Toilet] Men: 3 urinals, 2 Japanese-style toilets / Women: 3 Japanese-style toilets
[Changing Room] 1 room each for men and women
[Shower Room] 10 water showers
*Separated by gender. There is no hot shower.
- Sand and Artificial Reef / Swimming area sectioned off by concrete blocks / Lifeguard on duty during the daytime
- Beach Huts
No beach hut *There is a restaurant within the adjoining facility, Sunrise Jogahama.
- Available to buy
- Beach Equipment Hire
- Ajoining Campsite
Gift Shops Craft Experiences Food Experiences Ryokan (Japanese-style Inn)
Sunrise Jogahama is an inn located in Akadomari, in the refreshing environment of southeast Sado, that offers hands-on experiences. As the name suggests, you can see the sun rising above the horizon from guest rooms. In front of the inn lies Jogahama Bathing Beach and behind it are mountains abundant in nature, making Sunrise Jogahama ideal for school trips and training camps as well as ordinary stays and banquets. Workshops on offer include soba noodle-making, fishing from a rocky shore, and folktale retelling, providing a glance at the culture of Sado.
Gift Shops Sake Breweries
Hokusetsu Shuzo Sake Brewery
Hokusetsu Shuzo Sake Brewery was established in 1872. Hokusetsu is a dry, smooth sake, which evokes images of heavy snow in the northern provinces. Committed in their passion to Sado's water, rice, climate and people, Hokusetsu wholeheartedly makes sake which can only be made by Hokusetsu, and explores the various possibilities of sake with sensibilities suited to the times. Sake produced by Hokusetsu is loved at Nobu restaurants in New York, Los Angeles, London, Milan, and Dubai, among others, which attract celebrities from around the world.
Minshuku (Japanese-style Bed and Breakfast)
Minshuku Azuma has a view of the calm Maehama coast and the gently ascending lines of the Kosado mountain range. The inn stands in the midst of nature, in the warm south of Sado. The scenic, beautiful inlet of Mushiroba Coast is fascinating. You can feast on home-grown rice and vegetables, fruit (including persimmons), seafood directly sourced from fishermen, and seasonal mountain vegetables. Relax and unwind with the wholehearted hospitality unique to Sado.
Museums, Art Galleries and Resource Centres Heritage and Relics
Perched on a hill projecting out into the port, the ruins of the castle built by a castle lord in the late 16th century have been converted into a park for the public. The observation tower serves as an exhibition hall for Akadomari's many folk tales, and bronze sculptures depicting scenes from the stories are on display on each floor. Enjoy a panoramic view in 360 degrees: from the lush mountains behind to Akadomari Port right down the hill, and the Echigo mountain range across the sea.
Stores where you can eat and drink nearby
Gift Shops Casual Eatery Sushi Set menus/Rice bowls/Kamameshi(hot pot rice) Chinese Ramen Noodles Government-run Facilities
Akadomari Tourist Centre
Located in one corner of Minato Park, Akadomari Tourist Centre is a government-run facility used for training sessions, and exhibitions. It is closely located to Sado Kisen's Ferry Terminal, where the high-speed passenger boat "Aibisu" departs and arrives, and the on-site restaurant is popular. Among the menu items, including set menus, rice bowls and ramen Chinese noodles, the highlight is the original and seasonal red snow crab all-you-can-eat (available from October-April). Come and enjoy fresh crabs, landed right at the port, to your heart's satisfaction.
Casual Eatery Soba (buckwheat) and Udon Noodles
In Hamochi, "Osaki Soba no Kai" takes place several times a year, where you can enjoy local specialty dishes and hand-kneaded soba (buckwheat noodles), as well as traditional performing arts, attracting many fans throughout Japan. Chobokuri was opened in 2007 by the organising group of Osaki Soba no Kai. Here you can have a simple, but delightful treat of soba noodles made from 100% stone-ground buckwheat all year round. Seeking soba noodles soaked in flying fish based broth, soba lovers visit Chobokuri both from within and beyond Sado. The interior of a quaint Japanese-style house is also a highlight of Chobokuri. The restaurant's name derives from a traditional performing art in the Osaki area, which is performed at Osaki Soba no Kai.
Casual Eatery Izakaya (Japanese-style pub) Grilled Skewers/Yakitori/Chargrill Chinese Ramen Noodles
Chargrilled Skewers Enman
The Enman restaurant specialises in chargrilled skewers, expressing their passion and determination towards handmade dishes. Using the brand-name chicken "Koshi no Tori" sourced from Niigata, the chef threads the chicken onto skewers one by one. Grilled at a high temperature over charcoal, the skewers are flavourful and taste excellent even when cold, making them a popular takeaway meal. Their Chinese ramen noodles are served with housemade chicken bone broth. Enman also serves à la carte dishes and chef's choice menus.