- Shushokuya Charakuragee
Enjoy carefully char-grilled seasonal fish, meat and vegetables!
Charakuragee (Sado dialect meaning playful) specializes in grilled fare. The menu includes seasonal Sado-sourced sashimi and local sake, too.
Facility Basic Information
- 13 Aikawa Itchome, Sado, Niigata 952-1557
- Payment Methods
- Cards accepted VISA, MASTER, Diners Club, AMEX, JCB, Discover
- Assistance in Foreign Languages
- Transport Access
- Ryotsu Port Approx 50 minutes by car
- Nearest bus stop
- Aikawa （Honsen [Main Line]） Approx. 5 minutes on foot from bus stop
- Not Available
- Opening Times
- Regular holiday
- Number of seats
Advance reservations required for multi-course dinners
- Available for private party rent-out
Minshuku (Japanese-style Bed and Breakfast)
Situated in the heart of the Aikawa, Asahiso has been loved as a good base for leisurely sight-seeing (such as a downtown stroll), sea bathing, camping and fishing. With its central location, Asahiso is close to great scenic spots like Senkakuwan Bay and the Nanaura Kaigan coast, and only 10-minutes by car from Sado Kinzan Gold Mine. Fully satisfied with the seasonal dishes made by the Okami female manager, Asahiso boasts many repeat customers!
Townscape Government-run Facilities Other
Sashu Oyarikan (Aikawa Tourist Exchange Center)
The perfect base for a walking tour, Sashu Oyarikan was established after repairing a historical accommodation named Sashukan, where celebrities, like famous writers, once stayed. Oyari means "take it easy" in the Aikawa dialect. Sashu Oyarikan has a lounge, exhibition rooms and public restrooms on the first floor, so please feel free to visit us. The second floor is designed for simple lodging for students (18-years-old and up) and is available for training camps, study trips and seminars.
Gold and Silver Mines Museums, Art Galleries and Resource Centres
Sado Gold and Silver Mine Information Center Kirarium Sado
A gateway to the mine, Information Center Kirarium Sado serves as a base for exploring the site. The center will navigate you through the historical value and attractions of the mine in an easy-to-follow manner, using a variety of videos and scroll paintings. The center also utilizes guide maps and apps to provide useful information about the site and to recommend walking routes.
Shrines and Buddhist Temples Plants
Daianji was established in 1606 by Nagayasu Okubo, the first Commissioner of Sado. A long, beautifully cobbled path leads up to the Sanmon gate, and the main hall features the temple crest of three leaves of hollyhock in a circle. The temple houses a memorial tower built by Nagayasu Okubo prior to his death, and a memorial tower for Hikozaemon Kawamura who was involved in the early-stage development of the Sado gold and silver mines. Both towers are National Historic Sites. This temple also holds the burial grounds for officials who served the Sado Commissioner's Office. A spectacular Machilus thunbergii (bay tree) grove, a Sado Natural Monument, stands behind the graveyard. Drastic urbanization due to the development of the mines significantly changed the landscape of the Aikawa area. Still, groves within the grounds of temples and shrines retain their native vegetation. Many plants such as the giant Machilus thunbergii, camellia and Euonymus japonicus (Japanese spindle) grow in the dense natural woodland of Daianji Temple.
Stores where you can eat and drink nearby
Casual Eatery Izakaya (Japanese-style pub) Tea House/Coffee Shop Fish Dishes Set menus/Rice bowls/Kamameshi(hot pot rice) Tempura/Deep-Fried Dishes Sweets
Old-House Eatery & Japanese-style Pub & Café Mochidaya
Mochidaya is a restaurant directly run by the adjacent Mochida Fishmonger. It boasts menu items which emphasize the seasonal flavours, changing depending on the seafood available for that specific season. "Kaisendon", which is a bowl of rice with a dozen fresh seafood toppings, is the highlight during lunch hours. Mochidaya also serves an ample selection of sweet delights, including home-baked pancakes made from 100% Sado-grown rice powder. In the evening, it turns into a Japanese-style pub serving alcoholic drinks to accompany your food, where you can leisurely enjoy local Japanese sake and cocktails in the old Japanese-style house built sixty years ago.
Izakaya (Japanese-style pub) Fish Dishes Soba (buckwheat) and Udon Noodles Tempura/Deep-Fried Dishes Grilled Skewers/Yakitori/Chargrill Steak and Burger steak Other
Izakaya (Japanese-style pub) Orphée
A long-established snack bar, Orphée reopened with added izakaya elements in 2007. While maintaining the intimate atmosphere perfect for karaoke and chatting, Orphée now offers an ample selection of dishes, too. The kitchen provides a variety of menu items, from grilled skewers, deep-fried dishes and steak to noodles and fried rice. As Orphée has both counter seats and a section floored with tatami mats, it is a perfect place to dine whether you are in a large group or a solo diner.