Sado Legend Hall

Sado Legend Hall

Sado Legend Hall is a museum located in Sado City in Sado Island, Niigata Prefecture. Here dolls tell you stories about the history of Sado Island in the 1200s. They introduce traditional roots of Sado mainly about people appearing in the medieval Japanese history, such as Zeami, who developed Noh (a major form of Japanese traditional performing arts), and Emperor Juntoku, who was exiled to Sado Island. The museum precisely reproduces many of the famous historical scenes. In addition, there is also an exhibition hall for the craft works by Sasaki Shodo, a living national treasure from Sado who was a successful metal casting craftsman. At the store, you can purchase specialty products of Sado such as Japanese sweets and folk art items which are unique to Sado Legend Hall. At the restaurant, you can enjoy seafood of Sado in the middle of a Japanese garden.

Basic Information

Mano 655, Sado City, Niigata Prefecture
<Sado Legend Hall・ souvenir shop> 
April to November: 8:30-17:00 
December to March: 9:00-16:30 

< Restaurant > 
April 16th - November 15th: 11:00-14:00 
Open all year round
Adult: 800 yen
Child: 400 Yen
Credit Card
Not accepted
Language: Japanese 
<rendition by a story-teller > folk-tale-telling mixed with the dialect 
※ Available only to a group of 10 or more 
※ Reservation required 
Adult: 80 yen 
Child: 40 yen


  • FromSado Ryotsu Port
    Niigata Kotsu Sado (South Line) / boud for Sawada bus station 
    → 【Sawada-rekishi-densetsu-kan (Sawada Legend Hall)】bus station 
    ※ Saturday and Sunday
    ※ Monday through Friday【Mano Goryo Iriguchi】 walk from the bus stop

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