Tarai-bune - traditional fishing boat used to catch abalone, in Sado Island, Japan

Tarai-bune - traditional fishing boat used to catch abalone, in Sado Island, Japan

SADO ISLAND Sado Island is located off the coast of Niigata Prefecture, on the Sea of Japan. Sado experienced a boom in the 17th and 18th centuries when gold was discovered on the island, prompting a mining boom. A visit to Sado Island today makes for a pleasant summer getaway with its rocky coasts, green hills and quaint fishing ports.

SADO ISLAND Sado Island is located off the coast of Niigata Prefecture, on the Sea of Japan. Sado experienced a boom in the 17th and 18th centuries when gold was discovered on the island, prompting a mining boom. A visit to Sado Island today makes for a pleasant summer getaway with its rocky coasts, green hills and quaint fishing ports.

Experiencing hands-on the unique traditional Japanese drum, 'taiko', at Sado Island in Niigata from members of the world-famous Japanese taiko group: Kodo! via http://iAmAileen.com/taiko-drum-experience-sado-island-centre-kodo-japanese-group/ #taiko #kodo

Taiko Drumming at Sado Island, Home of World-Famous Kodo Japanese Group

Experiencing hands-on the unique traditional Japanese drum, 'taiko', at Sado Island in Niigata from members of the world-famous Japanese taiko group: Kodo! via http://iAmAileen.com/taiko-drum-experience-sado-island-centre-kodo-japanese-group/ #taiko #kodo

Sado is a large island off Niigata located in the Sea of Japan. There's an express vessel and regular ferry that leave from Niigata and takes about an hour by express and 2.5 hours by regular ferry. - A 'Tarai' Boat Experience on Sado Island #Coundtyside #AllAboutJapan #Travel #sightseeing

Sado is a large island off Niigata located in the Sea of Japan. There's an express vessel and regular ferry that leave from Niigata and takes about an hour by express and 2.5 hours by regular ferry. - A 'Tarai' Boat Experience on Sado Island #Coundtyside #AllAboutJapan #Travel #sightseeing

Zenko-ji - Takada - Naoetsu - Ogi  Sado - Island of scenic beauty and cultural richness

Zenko-ji - Takada - Naoetsu - Ogi Sado - Island of scenic beauty and cultural richness

SADO Island Photographs II

SADO Island Photographs II

Wanna go to an off-the-beaten-path destination near Tokyo? Head to Niigata and get the most out of this popular Japanese hotspot with this itinerary guide! via http://iAmAileen.com/4-days-itinerary-niigata-tokyo-day-trip-japan-sake-rice-sado-island/ #toky

4-Day Itinerary in Niigata, Japan — The Land of Sake, Snow, Rice, Gold, and Adventure

Wanna go to an off-the-beaten-path destination near Tokyo? Head to Niigata and get the most out of this popular Japanese hotspot with this itinerary guide! via http://iAmAileen.com/4-days-itinerary-niigata-tokyo-day-trip-japan-sake-rice-sado-island/ #toky

Sado Island  taken from the sky  佐渡島全貌

Sado Island taken from the sky 佐渡島全貌

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