- Sado Onsen Hot Spring: Ogi-no-Yu
Sado Onsen Hot Spring: Ogi-no-Yu
One of the top five skin-beautifying hot spas in the Kanto Koshin-etsu region
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.
Facility Basic Information
- 1494-6 Ogimachi, Sado, Niigata 952-0604
- Payment Methods
- Cards accepted VISA, MASTER, Diners Club, AMEX, JCB, Discover Datcha coin (local currency)
- Assistance in Foreign Languages
- General Accessibility
- Not Available
- Transport Access
- Ogi Port Approx 5 minutes by car
- Nearest bus stop
- Ogi no Yu Mae （Shukunegi Line） Approx. 0 minutes on foot from bus stop
- Price per night （Tax excluded）
Simple Package without Meals 3,000 yen～
varies depending on the number of people per room
- Number of rooms
Western-style room with bed：14
- Business Period
- Open all year
- Facilities and Service
Large banquet room, large bathing rooms, private bathing room (extra charge required), overnight accommodations, etc.
- En-suite bathroom
- Not Available 和室：無、洋室：有
Overnight guests：Toothbrush, Shampoo, Hair conditioner, Bath towel, Towel, Body soap
Bath-only guests：Shampoo, Hair conditioner, Body soap, Hairdryer
- Hot Spring
Hot Spring, Private bath, Use of bathing facilities only
- Maximum Capacity
- Large bathrooms for men and women, each with a maximum capacity of 30 people / Private bathroom with a maximum capacity of 5 people
- Health Benefits
- Considered to be beneficial for neuralgia, muscle pain, joint pain, stiff shoulders, chronic digestive disease, hemorrhoids, sensitivity to cold, convalescence, motor paralysis, depression, etc.
- Use of bathing facilities only
- 13:00-21:00 Closed Wednesdays (if Wednesday is a p
- Bath fees
- Adults: 500JPY / Children: 250JPY
- Hot Spring quality
- Alkaline Simple Hot Spring
- Hot Spring temperature
Ryokan (Japanese-style Inn)
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.
Shrines and Buddhist Temples Plants
Kaichoji Temple is an old temple of Soto Zen School located in the middle of the hill leading down to Yajima and Kyojima. The two trees of Goshozakura variety of cherry blossoms in front of the main hall are said to have been planted by Emperor Juntoku himself. Each branch produces a blend of single- and multi-layered white flowers, which are very rare, and the cherry trees at Kaichoji Temple are designated as National Natural Monument. Cherry flowers are in bloom from late April until early May.
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.
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.