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Sado

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Historic Sites · Parks · Bodies of Water
Experience remote island living in Sado, a city in Niigata Prefecture encompassing all of the inhabited areas of Sado Island. Once a distant home for political exiles of Japan, the island struck gold, quite literally, during the 17th-century Edo period, thriving in prominence and culture ever since. Today, visitors can revel in untouched scenery scattered across the region's two mountain ranges and discover the historic remnants of the city's gold mining heritage. Arrive by boat and pick up a car rental to access even the most secluded parts of Sado, winding along scenic roads of coast and mountain, stopping for a hike or quick swim. With its deep cerulean shores, the city has a reputation for excellent fresh local seafood, so be sure to try some traditional sashimi while on your Sado vacation. Plan your trip to Sado and other Japan destinations using our handy Japan trip site.
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