- Andante, Grape Orchard Farm Stay
Andante, Grape Orchard Farm Stay
With a glass of wine in your hand, be transported away from daily life
Andante is an inn run by grape growers who moved to Sado Island in 2015 to start winemaking. While growing grapes for wine, the owners decided to convert an old house into a farm stay with the intent of recreating their inspiring experiences in Europe. Guests will appreciate the beauty of local life and the flavors of Sado Island. Andante welcomes only one group of guests at a time. To take full advantage of an exclusive stay in this spacious lodging, check-in before sunset is recommended.
Facility Basic Information
- 672-3 Okuratani, Sado, Niigata 952-0432
- Payment Methods
- Cards accepted VISA, MASTER, Diners Club, AMEX, JCB, UnionPay（銀聯）, Discover Datcha coin (local currency)
- Assistance in Foreign Languages
- General Accessibility
- Not Available
- Satellite TV
- Not Available
- Transport Access
- Ryotsu Port Approx 40 minutes by car
- Nearest bus stop
- Oodatsu Minami （Ogi Line） Approx. 5 minutes on foot from bus stop
Prices vary depending on the number of guests and the season.
Breakfast: 1,200 JPY Dinner: 3,000 JPY (comes with a complimentary drink)
- Price per night （Tax excluded）
Bed and Breakfast 6,200 yen～
Simple Package without Meals 5,000 yen～
- Number of rooms
Whole property rental (2 bedrooms)
- Business Period
- Throughout the year
- Opening days vary during busy farming seasons.
- Book Online
- Facilities and Service
Theater room, library, mini kitchen (fridge, microwave, electric kettle, induction cooker, coffee maker), dining room (dining and beverage service available)
- En-suite bathroom
- Available Private shower room and restroom
Toothbrush, Shampoo, Hair conditioner, Bath towel, Face towel, Body soap, Hairdryer
- Transfer Service
Shrines and Buddhist Temples
The historic old temple of Shingon School welcomes you with brilliant sculptures. It is said that the temple was established by Kuzan, a Buddhist monk, in 808, and the main object of worship is a1,000-armed Kannon Bosatsu (Guanyin: Goddes of Mercy). Seen on the sculpture of Sanmon Gate, Ebisu is the god of driving evil spirits away and bringing luck in. It has been greatly worshipped as a god of fishing and safety at sea to this day. The hall enshrining Konpira Gongen, a god of sailors, was founded in 1833 by Jinzaemon Takano, a master carpenter in the Murayama area. You will be overwhelmed by the sculpture, which richly embellishes the hall. Mahori Hogan Yoshitaka, a master artist, donated his painting entitled "Kurasaki Ebisuten" to this temple.
Toki no Sato Golf Club
Toki no Sato Golf Club has the only authentic course with eighteen holes in Sado. On the outward nine overlooking Mano Bay, the swells and slops add more excitement. The inward nine with a variety of undulating fairways features the tricky layout dotted with bunkers and trees. The club house is in a great location on the hill top of the Kosado mountains.
Gigantic Straw Sandals in Kuratani
People in Okuratani, in the Mano area, have been passing down the tradition of making gigantic straw sandals for New Year's, to hang at both ends of the village in early spring. Acting as guardian deities to protect the community from troubles and evil, the huge straw sandals are displayed to pretend that there is a giant man in the village. The sandals are replaced with new ones every March. If you travel along Route 350, you can see them, measuring about 1 meter wide and 1.8 meters long.
Shrines and Buddhist Temples
Past the historic Komainu guardian statues, which are considered to have been created by masons in the Tsubakio village, the path opens out onto a vast precinct wooded with oak and Machilus trees. The shrine was reputedly established by the manor lord of Nishimikawa, Honma Yamashiro Nyudo, in the Muromachi Period (1392-1573). The object of worship is the Mikeishi stone enclosed with a stone fence at the back of the main hall. It is regarded as a sacred place where gods descend, and rituals are carried out. Komochimagatama, comma-shaped ornaments with small magatama, are unearthed from the surrounding ground, and Obuse Shrine is highly valued as an ancient site of rituals.
Stores where you can eat and drink nearby
Tea House/Coffee Shop Bread Light meal Sweets
SHIMAFUMI is highly regarded for its homemade sourdough bread, cakes made from scrupulously selected ingredients and other food menus. Their recommendations include hot sandwiches with special bread and bagel sandwiches. The seaside location with wide open spaces complements the food. Enjoy tea alfresco on the refreshing and stylish terrace if the weather is fine.
Casual Eatery Fish Dishes Sushi Set menus/Rice bowls/Kamameshi(hot pot rice) Minshuku (Japanese-style Bed and Breakfast)
Guest House with Sushi Nagahamaso Sakanadojo
Nagahamaso is a guest house located on the way to Ogi along the sea from Mano. It is in a great location with Mano Bay as its backdrop. Its changing menu reflects the day's catch and enjoys a good reputation. Ask about the economy-package for business use. The attached restaurant features a large fish tank that keeps abalones, turban shellfish, flatfish, and so on, alive! Lunch and dinner are served for both guests and non-guests.
Casual Eatery Soba (buckwheat) and Udon Noodles Tempura/Deep-Fried Dishes
Kinchan Honten aims to vitalize the local community and create employment through agricultural diversification by making full use of local produce blessed with nature's bounty. Kinchan Honten utilizes local abandoned fields to grow rice for rice powder and other products, including noodles. (A great alternate of wheat flour, rice powder inhibits a rise in blood sugar levels after meals.) Kinchan Honten also produces and sells processed products made using locally-sourced fruit. At Kinchan Honten, you can enjoy local dishes prepared with the bounties of the sea and mountains. Kinchan Honten aspires to provide a place for communication and exchange.