- Island Rent-a-car
Located in a restaurant area, a 1 to 2-minute walk from Ryotsu Port Sado Kisen Ferry Terminal, the gateway to Sado. Look for an orange-coloured signboard. With the motto "inexpensive and enjoyable travel," Island Rent-a-Car is Sado's local customer-centric car rental company, which does its best to meet customers' needs.
Facility Basic Information
- 130 Ryotsu Minato, Sado, Niigata 952-0014
- Official site
- Payment Methods
- Credit cards not accepted Datcha coin (local currency)
- Assistance in Foreign Languages
- Transport Access
- Ryotsu Port Approx 3 minutes by car
- Nearest bus stop
- Ryoutsukou Sado Kisen （Honsen [Main Line], Minamisen [South Line], Higashikaigansen Line, Uchikaifusen Line, Yokojuku Line） Approx. 3 minutes on foot from bus stop
For more information, please check the official website.
- Opening Times
- Open 7 days a week
Sea Town Shopping Street
Sea Town Shopping Street is attached to Sado Kisen's Ryotsu Ferry Terminal. Souvenir shops, including Sado Kisen Shoji (0259-27-5673), Ebisu Shoji (0259-27-5007), and Nakamise Kanko (0259-23-3335), are lined up on either side of the street. They offer an extensive variety of Sado souvenirs, such as local sake, seafood, famous confectioneries, crafts, and so on. Yellowtail Curry is served only at Sea Town Shopping Street and enjoys great popularity.
Shrines and Buddhist Temples
Hachiman Wakamiya Shrine
Called "Wakamiya-san", Hachiman Wakamiya Shrine is familiar to locals in the Ryotsu Minato area. Every year on the 5th of May, Minato Matsuri, the most important annual festival at the shrine, takes place. Along Wakamiya Street, fisherman's good-haul banners (used to indicate a good catch) are hoisted and flutter, and a mikoshi (portable shrine) is carried, bounced and shaken through the street in a wild procession. It is a distinctly heated, port-town festival. Within the grounds of the shrine, along with the Main Hall, there is a hall enshrining Tenmanten Shrine, Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine and Otokai Shrine together, and a monument built in memory of the Kita brothers, Ikki and Reikichi.
Stores where you can eat and drink nearby
Tea House/Coffee Shop Light meal
café rest Moa
Café Rest Moa is located opposite the Sado Kisen's Ryotsu Ferry Terminal. Their delicious box lunch (served at lunchtime between 11:00 - 14:00) enjoys great popularity. The selection of bento includes Squid & Spring Onion, Breaded Deep-fried Meat, as well as seasonal items such as the Deep-fried Breaded Oysters Bento. Breakfast deals, known as "morning service" in Japan, are available. The original blend coffee tastes rich and mellow.
Kappo Japanese Fine Cuisine at a counter Fish Dishes Sushi
Sushi Uohide is located in front of Sado Kisen's Ryotsu Ferry Terminal. The owner/chef wholeheartedly crafts sushi with Sado-grown Koshihikari rice and toppings purchased from auctions at the Ryotsu Market. The chief draw is "Sado's Local Fish Nigiri Sushi Set," hand-crafted with seven toppings from the day's best catch. The signature item at Sushi Uohide is a creative one: "Sushi with Squid Innards." Squid innards are used instead of wasabi. This dish has an exquisite balance of flavours and is truly a masterpiece of hand-crafted sushi.
Casual Eatery Light meal
Pot stickers & coffee Oni Café
Oni Café is a coffee shop serving locally loved handmade potstickers, which were passed down from a longtime ramen shop after it closed its doors. Enjoy chatting with the owner who has a deep affection for Ondeko (deity [oni