Surrounded by the Sea of Japan, Sado Island is located 45km west of Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture. The total area is 855.33km2, which is 1.5 times bigger than Tokyo 23 wards, and the population of the island is about 58,000 (as of Mar 2016).

Sado Island comprises of two mountain ranges, Osado in the north and Kosado in the south; with a flat land, Kuninaka Plain, which lies in the middle of the two mountain ranges. Being surrounded by the Sea of Japan, Sado is blessed with clear water, fresh seafood, panoramic views, stunning coastlines and abundant nature.

If you’re thinking of where to travel in Japan, why not come to Sado Island?
Come experience nature, history and culture here on Sado Island and immerse yourself in an enchanting Japanese environment!

This website provides a series of information about Sado Island, focusing on travelling around the island with the fixed route bus (as there are very limited information of buses in Sado in English).
All information is taken from brochures and pamphlets of Sado Island as well as personal experience of the writer, a Coordinator for International Relations (CIR) of Sado City, 2015-2016. Some of the pictures are from Sado Archive.

Feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions regarding travelling in Sado.
Or you could also email sadoisland.travel@gmail.com.