Sado Island: Shukunegi Village
Welcome to Shukunegi, a little village right by the sea
After we arrived at the port, we went to get the rental car. Sado Island is quite big and renting a car is advisable. There are public transportation, but I don’t think it’s convenient to roam the island by bus, especially if you want to stop at a lot of places — which you should :D.
We then travel about 50km south, from Ryotsu Port to Ogi. We were going to stay at Shukunegi area.
After lunch and check-in, the first place we visit was Shukunegi Village, an old village by the sea, full of traditional buildings and houses (more detail here).
There are two houses opened for public. After paying JPY 400 per person, you can look inside and get explanation about the history of the village. The explanation took about 30-45 minutes.
Q (my wife) and T (my sister) went inside. My assumption was that the story will be told in Japanese. So, despite of the rain, I chose to walk around the village snapping photos.
The distinctive buildings or things…
Last but not least, the most famous building in the village. If you see from the top, the building looks like a triangle.
Back in the day, the building was constructed based on the shape of the land that the owner have. So, triangle it is :D
More stories from Sado Island tomorrow. See you then :-).
*Shukunegi, Sado Island, Niigata-ken, Japan