A history-steeped street connecting the Sado Commissioner's Office and Kinzan Gold Mine
Kyomachi Street is a main street that connects Aikawa's gold and silver mines with the Sado Commissioner's Office. Kyomachi Street leads up the hill from Shimokyomachi, where the time bell tower is located, through Nakakyomachi to Kamikyomachi. In the past, many residences of both mine-related workers and merchants used to stand side-by-side on this street. The street itself, studded with narrow alleyways, is a reminder of the haphazard town planning that took place during Aikawa's time of prosperity. A symbolic event of Kyomachi Street, "Yoi-no-mai", is held in early June. Dancers, clad in kimonos of the past, dance to the Aikawa Ondo folk song and accompanying music.
- Aikawa (Kamikyomachi, Nakakyomachi, Shimokyomachi) Sado, Niigata
- Transport Access
- Ryotsu Port Approx 50 by car
- Nearest bus stop
- Sado Hangamura（Honsen (Main Line)、Nanaura Kaigansen Line） Approx. 1 minutes on foot from bus stop
Points of interest near Kyomachi Street
- Tea House/Coffee Shop
Gashima Cinema is located on historical Kyomachi Street, which connects Sado Gold and Silver Mine with the Sado ...
- Heritage and Relics
Old Aikawa Detention House
Up the hill on Kyomachi Street in Aikawa, you will see an ivy-covered three-metre high concrete wall. Aikawa Det...
- Shrines and Buddhist Temples
Daianji was established in 1606 by Nagayasu Okubo, the first Commissioner of Sado. A long, beautifully cobbled p...