Aug – Sep

Events & Festivals in 2024

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:

KODO Summer Concerts in Ryotsu in Ryortsu (Aug. 2-4)

a) Ai Port Sado
b) A small group of Kodo’s members will present up-close taiko concerts at 2:00pm on Fridays; and 10:30am and 2:00pm on Saturdays and Sundays from July 20 to August 4. Ticket ¥3,000 Phone: 0259-86-2330
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Akadomari Minato Matsuri

a) Akadomari Port
b) Sumo tournament on a floating arena, cardboard boat racing, and other unique attractions. Walk-in participation welcome, both men and women.

Ryotsu Tanabata Matsuri Festival (Aug 7 - 8)

a) Ryotsu Area
b) Marching with decorated floats, Onidaiko performances, and SadoOs biggest fireworks

Shishigajo Matsuri Festival (Sado no bon Festival) (Aug 11)

a) Sawata Beach
b) Various activities and onidaiko performance. Fireworks display at the end of the event

Earth Celebration 2024 (Aug. 16 - 18)

Internationally renowned Kodo drumming group’s annual event featuring fringe events, workshops, food stalls, markets and other attractions. For more information:

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Anju-tenjin Matsuri Festival (Aug. 25)

a) Hatano
b) Onidaiko, shouldering mikoshi, (a portable shrine), and more.

Ogi Minato Festival (Aug 24-25) Correction: The event dates are August 24 and 25, not August 24 to August 28 as stated in the print version.

a) Ogi Port
b) Local rituals and traditions. Fireworks display on 24th in 2024.

Sado International Triathlon (Sep 1)

a) Sawata Beach and throughout the Sado Island
b) The 32th International long & short triathlon race.

Kuji-hachiman Shrine Reisai (Sep 9)

a) Kuji-hachiman Shrine
b) Dance performance presentations centered on local agrarian rituals.

Koiccha Matsuri Food Stall Event (TBA)

a) Aikawa Bus Terminal Building
b) Varieties of food stalls and other performance events (10:00 am to 4:00pm)