Aug – Sep

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:

Akadomari Minato Matsuri Festival (July 29)

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 2023 (Aug. 18, 19, 20)

Event is held in August 18, 19 and 20.

EC2023 Official Site
Past video clips.

Anju-tenjin Matsuri Festival (Aug. 27)

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

Ogi Minato Festival (Aug 26-27)

a) Ogi Port
b) Local rituals and traditions. Fireworks display on 26th in 2023.

Sado International Triathlon (Sep 3)

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

Kuji-hachiman Shrine Reisai (Sep 10)

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

Koiccha Matsuri Food Stall Event (No event in 2023)

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