Mumyoi Ware Gyokudo Kamamoto
Gyokudo Kamamoto is one of the leading Mumyoi workshops on Sado. Mumyoi pottery uses special clay that contains ferrous oxide composites. Its clay becomes very dense and hard when completely baked. Mumyoi ware are said to enrich the taste of green tea, coffee, sake, and beer. A hands-on experience with the potter’s wheel is available from ¥3,000 (and a tax, and shipping costs, no overseas shipping). English information is also available.
- Open daily
- 8:30am – 5:30pm
Saccori House: Sado's Traditional textile art
Saccori House highly adores the values of Japanese antique goods and Sado’s traditional hand-woven textile called Sakiori, which is made from small fabrics strips that are made from used clothes. Our desire is to share the personal touch of Sado’s culture. Our shop also runs a coffee shop. Please walk in. Closed Wed.
- Sado Island
- Open daily
- 10:00am – 6:00pm
- http://saccori.jp/(Japanese text)
Hokusetsu Shuzo Brewery
Hokusetsu Sake Brewery is a world famous sake brewery. We produce both traditional sake and more contemporary versions with unique aging methods by synthesizer music of Kitaro, a Grammy Award-winning musician, and ultrasonic waves to mellow the sake. "Nobu the Premium Sake" is popular among sake lovers worldwide. In particular, our brand is Robert De Niro's favorite sake. Mr. De Niro and his business partner, acclaimed chef Nobu have chosen Hokusetsu sake for their internationally known prestigious restaurant chain NOBU. Both De Niro and Nobu have visited our brewery. In addition, Koganenami, an example of Japan's other indigenous beverage, shochu, is matured using ultrasonic technology. Enjoy its rich flavor at room temperature, chilled, or served on the rocks.
Henjin Mokko German Style Salamis and Sausage
Henjinmokko, in Sado's dialects, means "diehard". We have committed to a continual endeavor to produce prestigious German style salamis and sausages for over 30 years. Our proven products have won gold medals at the 2005 SÜFA competition, which is the leading fair for the butchers' trade in Germany, the home of sausages. Please stop by. Major credit cards are accepted. Purchasing our products is also available (Japanese text, no overseas shipping is available) at: www.rakuten.co.jp/mokko http://store.shopping.yahoo.co.jp/mokko/
- Open daily
- 9:00am - 5:00pm (Closed Sunday in January and February)
Hayasukeya, Igoneri Maker
Igo-neri is food similar in texture to gelatin and an original Sado dish. The ingredients include igo, a red algae found in Sado's sea, and pure water. This healthy product is rich in natural fiber and minerals, made with absolutely no preservatives. Meals at accommodation on Sado often include this as a side dish. Plant tour is available. Please contact us before you come.
Tsubakiya Chaya Soba Noodle Restaurant and Tsubakiya Togeikan Ceramic Art Gallery
Enjoy Sado's flavor and ceramic art. Buckwheat noodles produced from Sado’s land and agodashi soup created from dried jump fish caught in Sado's waters are one of the best combinations of Sado cuisine. Tsubiya Chaya offers visitors a spacious area where people can spend a comfortable moment. We also have quality displays and sales of ceramic works in the same building. The gallery features artwork made by 16 of Sado’s pottery shops as well as the late living national treasure Kohiji Miura (1933-2006). It was our great honor and privilege to host Prince Akishino and his family in the past. A hands-on pottery experience is available from Apr. to Nov. (advance reservation required). Our original extra virgin camellia oil is also available for sale. Dishes using the oil are served at Hananoki Inn. Major credit cards accepted. Located a 5 min walk from Yokodani bus stop.
https://sado-tsubakiya.com/ (JP text)
An affiliation of Hananoki Inn.
- 11:00am - 3:00pm (mid March. - mid December.)
- 10:00am - 4:00pm (April - October)
- Wednesday and mid December - mid March (Open daily during the golden week and obon holiday seasons.)
- http://sado-tsubakiya.com/?mode=f1(Japanese site)