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Shukunegi : A Walk in the Old and Well-preserved Fishing Village on Sado Island

Shukunegi has been declared as a National Important Preservation Area for Traditional Buildings and Architecture on Sado island, Niigata, Japan.

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Although small, Sado island has various kinds of landscapes to be seen. Most recently I had the chance to explore the fishing village of Shukunegi on the side of Ogi. Shukunegi offers a special type of authenticity, with its wooden houses, narrow alleys, and canals.

Shukunegi, a Charming Fishing Village

Shukunegi is a village located on the coast of Ogi. It developed throughout the 17th century because of its harbor. Shukunegi is characterized by narrow alleys and over one hundred houses covered with boards taken from old boats. The village is very beautiful, and has been declared as a National Important Preservation Area for Traditional Buildings and Architecture. We strolled along a canal that crosses the entire village. Shukunegi is a real gem, and really looks like a museum because it is so authentic and well preserved. As you wander, you will come across the Sankakuya house, the post office which was established in 1921, the Shoukoji temple, and the Kanekoya residence … At the entrance of the village, you can get a small map to make sure you hit all of these wonders during your walk.

Shukunegi has been declared as a National Important Preservation Area for Traditional Buildings and Architecture on Sado island, Niigata, Japan.
The pretty viewpoint on the roofs of the road that leads to the Shukunegi village
Shukunegi has been declared as a National Important Preservation Area for Traditional Buildings and Architecture on Sado island, Niigata, Japan.
The narrow streets in the Shukunegi village
Shukunegi has been declared as a National Important Preservation Area for Traditional Buildings and Architecture on Sado island, Niigata, Japan.
Take a walk along the canal
Shukunegi has been declared as a National Important Preservation Area for Traditional Buildings and Architecture on Sado island, Niigata, Japan.
The canal which crosses the village
Shukunegi has been declared as a National Important Preservation Area for Traditional Buildings and Architecture on Sado island, Niigata, Japan.
The triangle house, Sankakuya
Hakusan Shrine at Shukunegi, Sado island, Niigata, Japan.
Hakusan Shrine
Shukunegi has been declared as a National Important Preservation Area for Traditional Buildings and Architecture on Sado island, Niigata, Japan.
The view of the canal bordered by the wooden houses
Shoukoji temple at Shukunegi, Sado island, Niigata, Japan.
Shoukoji temple
Shoukoji temple at Shukunegi, Sado island, Niigata, Japan.
Shoukoji temple
The port of Shukunegi village on Sado island, Niigata, Japan.
The port of Shukunegi village

Overlook the Fukaura Village from Chojagabashi Bridge

About 3km from the village of Shukunegi, there is a stunning viewpoint of the Chojagabashi bridge where you can appreciate the beauty of the Ogi coast and Fukaura village with its volcanic rocks, vegetation and turquoise water. Like a Haven!

there is a stunning viewpoint of the Chojagabashi bridge where you can appreciate the beauty of the Ogi coast on Sado island, Niigata, Japan.

there is a stunning viewpoint of the Chojagabashi bridge where you can appreciate the beauty of the Ogi coast on Sado island, Niigata, Japan.

there is a stunning viewpoint of the Chojagabashi bridge where you can appreciate the beauty of the Ogi coast on Sado island, Niigata, Japan.

 

 

Sado Official Tourist Infomation

Need more information? You can find up to date information about Sado Island’s history, sightseeing locations, accommodations, food, and transportation here.

 

Original article by : Estelle

Translated by: Aika Ikeda