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An Island of Abundant Natural Beauty, Unique History and Culture

An Island of Abundant Natural Beauty, Unique History and Culture

Sado offers you its unique natural beauty and landscapes. You can enjoy Sado's history, culture and cuisine, like seafood such as pacific bluefin tuna and yellowtail, the history of Sado's gold mine, or a ride in a taraibune boat. You may even have a chance to meet a crested ibis, reintroduced into the wild.

Sado Gold Mine: Feel The Magnificent History of Modernized Production

Sado Gold Mine: Feel The Magnificent History of Modernized Production

Sado Island is also known as the "Golden Island" because of its gold production. In the Sado Gold Mine, you can catch a glimpse of this history with a tour of the actual tunnels with models showing the original work and machines and trucks left in their original places.

Taraibune Tub Boat: A Stroll in the Sea

Taraibune Tub Boat: A Stroll in the Sea

The Taraibune (tub boat) is one of Sado's famous images. A female boatman skillfully guides the boat through the sea with a pole. Many are attracted by the shape of the boat, which calls folk tales to mind and the boatman's uniform and woven hat.

Toki (Crested Ibis): A Natural Monument Reintroduced to the Wild on Sado

Toki (Crested Ibis): A Natural Monument Reintroduced to the Wild on Sado

The Toki, or crested ibis, had disappeared from the sky in Japan and was said to be extinct in the wild, but is now is starting to return to the wild in Sado. If you want to see it, we recommend the Toki Fureai Plaza. The Plaza is a reproduction of the toki's natural habitat, so you can see them up close!

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