Visiting Sado Island feels like traveling back in time to ancient Japan. Both the villages and the natural environments are relatively unspoiled. It also boasts the greatest variety of plant life in Japan, making it a frequent destination for botanists.
For over 1000 years, this island has traded extensively with the Japanese mainland. In particular, it prospered greatly about 400 years ago when gold was discovered there.
In addition, many disgraced nobles and intellectuals were exiled to Sado Island, which resulted in aristocratic culture from Kyoto taking root and flourishing there—to the point where it was called the “crossroads of culture.” In particular, Noh dramas were popular, and one third of Japan’s Noh theaters (about 30 theaters) are located on the island.
This tour takes you around the island, mixing in activities like trekking and cycling. Among others, you will participate in the following activities:
– Cycle in the middle of rice fields.
– Trekk up a mountain that overlooks the island.
– Watch a Noh drama.
– Experience Zen at a 1000 year old temple.
– Explore an old harbor town built by shipwrights.
Because of the limited number of available dates per month and the nature of this tour, please contact us immediately to check if we can accommodate your request!
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