- Oma Port
Oma Port used for loading ore
Oma Port was constructed in the traditional method of using slaked lime mixed with other materials, a common building technique before concrete became popular, and was completed in 1892. This port was used for loading ore and unloading materials for the mines, such as coal. This heritage site includes the seawall built of masonry, a truss bridge, loader pier and crane support pedestals.
Facility Basic Information
- 16 Aikawa Shibamachi, Sado, Niigata 952-1503
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- General Accessibility
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- Transport Access
- Ryotsu Port Approx 47 minutes by car
- Nearest bus stop
- Ooma （Kaifu Line） Approx. 1 minute on foot from bus stop
・Gates are open from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm.
・The port premises are private property.
・Service vehicles may be operating within the premises. There are some dangerous areas, so explore at your own risk. The manager and Sado City bear no responsibility for any accidents or incidents incurred.
A well-established confectionery shop rooted in the local community, Kashiho Kisuke sells a variety of sweets, including traditional manju (red bean paste stuffed buns) and baked goods, as well as regular and contemporary cakes.
Sea Strange Rocks and Bizarre Stones
Known as a scenic spot since olden times, Senjojiki is a flat, rocky shore situated on the coast of Shimoaikawa at the northern tip of Aikawa Town Center. The shore is called Senjojiki (literally: a thousand tatami-mats) because of its flat, vast landform. A bridge spans over the sea toward the seawall, and from there, you can see the rolling surf of the Sea of Japan and observe the rocky shore beneath the surface. A popular relaxing spot for locals, people enjoy strolling along the trail when the sea is calm.
Museums, Art Galleries and Resource Centres
Aikawa Folk Museum
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.
Gold and Silver Mines Museums, Art Galleries and Resource Centres Heritage and Relics
Sado Bugyosho Site (Sado Commisioner's Office)
After the discovery of gold ore veins, Sado was placed under the direct control of the Shogunate (tenryo), and the Sado Commissioner's Office was established in Aikawa in 1603. Among the vast facilities that were used to house the Commisioner's residence, the section of the Oyakudokoro (administrative office) was restored in 2000. In addition to judicial and administrative offices such as Yakudokoro and Shirasu (court of law with white sand), the Office functioned as Yoseseriba (a place for gold refining and grading), which is quintessentially Sado's, and has, also, been faithfully restored.
Stores where you can eat and drink nearby
Tea House/Coffee Shop Steak and Burger steak
Located in the Kitazawa Floating Ore Dressing Plant, a historic site, the restaurant offers a spectacular view of the ore dressing plant as well as the 50-meter thickener. The restaurant offers Western-style cuisine, mainly featuring Sado Island Kurobuta pork, which is raised by Ryokan Urashima. We also offer drinks only, including original drinks supervised by Ryokan Urashima.
Tea House/Coffee Shop Italian Cuisine
Converted from an old Japanese-style house in the Aikawa area, this dining establishment offers a hotel-like atmosphere with a sense of Sado's long-standing traditions. Enjoy dishes highlighting Sado-sourced ingredients while taking in the stunning views of Aikawa. The outdoor terrace is a perfect spot to enjoy a warm and sunny day. This spot also offers a space for rent, so exhibitions and live entertainment are a common occurrence.
Fish Dishes Sushi
Gin Zushi is an authentic sushi bar located on the Haneda shopping street. Beyond the noren [entrance curtains] awaits a counter made of a single plate. Seasonal fresh seafood is displayed in a sushi topping showcase. Among the menu items, "Sado Sushi" comes highly recommended. This is a good-value meal of sushi, with the day's choice toppings gleaned from the day's catch in the surrounding sea. They also offer a wide selection of à la carte dishes unique to Sado, such as squid dried for one night and mozuku seaweed.
Tea House/Coffee Shop Sweets
Café de Cattleya
Founded in 1958, Café de Cattleya is a coffee shop with stained glass lights, a single flower dressing the tables, and quiet background music evoking the retro feel of the Showa times (1926-1989). It offers a choice of about thirty coffees, all of which are made with scrupulously selected coffee beans, including special blends, local brands, and Irish coffee. Cakes such as apple pies are also popular to eat along with the coffee. It also provides an ample selection of tea and juice.