Apr – May
Events & Festivals in 2023
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 7-21)
a) Sado Gold Mine Parking Lot #3
b) Cherry blossom trees will be lit up from April 8th to 22th in the evening until 9:30pm.
Kodo Sado Island Performances in Shukunegi (April 29, 30, May 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7)
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 4/30, 5/4, 5/5, 5/6 and 5/7; and 2:30pm on 4/29, 5/3, 5/4, 5/5 and 5/6. Adults (ages 12 & over) 4,000 yen, Children (ages 4–11) 1,800 yen. All free seating.
Kodo Ticket Service
Tel. 0259-86-2330 (Japanese assistance only, Mon–Fri, 9:30–17:00)
Email: email@example.com (English assistance available)
Minato Matsuri (May 5)
a) Wakamiya Shrine
b) Onidaiko, deity-masked dances, floats, shouldering a mikoshi shrine and other attractions until late evening.
Botan (peonies) Matsuri (May 6-7)
a) Chokokuji Temple
b) The temple is well-known for many seasonal flowers. Mid-May is the blooming season of beautiful peonies.