Apr – May

Events & Festivals in 2021

Event schedules are subject to change at discretion of event organizers. Status may change day by day. Please contact about more updates to Sado Tourist Association 0259-27-5000 or write to info@visitsado.com

Sanno Matsuri (April 12, 13 and 14)

a) Hiyoshi Shrine (Evenings on 12th, 13th and afternoon on 14th)
b) Onidaiko deity-masked dances and other local traditions.

Shimbo Matsturi (April 15)

a) Shimbo Hachiman Shrine
b) Onidaiko deity-masked dance performances at the shrine. Taikeiji Temple, next to the shrine, also holds other event on the same day.

Cherry Blossom Light-up (April 9-23)

a) Sado Gold Mine Parking Lot #3
b) Cherry blossom trees will be lit up from April 9th to 23th in the evening until 9:30pm.

Kodo Sado Island Performances in Shukunegi (April 29, May 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5)

a) Shukunegi Community Hall
b) A small group of Kodo's members will present up-close taiko performances at the local retro playhouse at: 11:00am on 5/1, 5/2, 5/3, 5/4 and 5/5; and 2:30pm on 4/29, 5/1, 5/2, 5/3 and 5/4. Advance ticket ¥4,000 (at-door ¥4,500). http://kodo.or.jp Phone: 0259-86-3630

Minato Matsuri (May 5) -Event is cancelled-

a) Wakamiya Shrine
b) Onidaiko, deity-masked dances, floats, shouldering a mikoshi shrine and other attractions until late evening.

Botan (peonies) Matsuri (May 8-9)

a) Chokokuji Temple
b) The temple is well-known for many seasonal flowers. Mid-May is the blooming season of beautiful peonies.

Ondeko dotcom (Onidaiko Festival) May 23

a)Ryotsu Minato Koen Park
b) Many Onidiko deity-masked dance groups meet at the venue from 10am to 4pm.