Living in Sado ~ Overnight Stay in Village Home (Small Village in the North)

In the northern part of Sado is Iwayaguchi village, a quiet village surrounded by the great outdoors: sea, mountain and river. It is a place where the natural scenery has been left untouched where you can experience a traditional way of life. Since you’ve come all the way to Sado, we invite you to experience normal island life as a true islander.


Course Number


Date & Time

Aug. 27 (Sat) 15:00 ~ 28 (Sun) 16:30


13,000 yen (lodging, dinner on 8/27, breakfast and lunch on 8/28 included)





Meeting location

Marine Plaza Ogi ~ Experience Sado Program Registration Counter. From there to the site participants will be transported to the site by charter bus or taxi.

Itinerary Aug. 27 (Sat)

15:00  Meet and register at Marine Plaza Ogi

15:10  Depart Marine Plaza Ogi by charter bus or taxi

17:40  Arrive at Iwayaguchi

<Dinner at lodge, bath, evening social > etc.

Itinerary Aug. 28 (Sun)

Morning         Wake up, breakfast

<Experience Sado Living>

approx 12:00    <Lunch>

Afternoon       <Experience Sado Living>

13:30  Check-out, farewells

13:50  Depart Iwayaguchi by charter bus or taxi

16:30  Arrive at Marine Plaza Ogi, respond to survey, dismissal

Tour conductor

None. Tour will be led by on-site staff.

In cooperation with

Minshuku Tanakaso, Minshuku Taniguchi, Sotokaifu Youth Hostel

What to bring (Required)

Bath towel, toiletries, sleepwear, comfortable clothing that can get soiled for farming experience.


1) Minshuku Tanakaso

With the gorgeous Sea of Japan to the front and the Osado mountain range to the back, this inn is nestled within abundant nature. Experience the ocean, mountains and culture of Sotokaifu. This inn has been operating for 40 years.

2) Minshuku Taniguchi

This inn is run by a father who is a mountain expert and a mother who is an excellent chef. The couple also runs the one store in the village.

3) Sotokaifu Youth Hostel

This youth hostel has hosed numerous guests from abroad. With a distinctly Japanese style, this inn is housed in an old family home with a Japanese fireplace.


All lodgings have a permit to run an inn. As for the meals, each facility has a permit to run a restaurant compliant with food hygiene laws.

Selection and assignment of lodging is first come, first serve from the on-line registration form submissions.

Participants will be in shared rooms but groups wishing to stay together will be considered. Please make note of such special requests when registering.

Bathrooms will be standard shared home bathrooms or bathrooms that can be shared by few people.

Participants may opt to meet at and be dismissed from the site. (There is no difference in the fee.)