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Shukunegi - the village of sengokubune, sailingship of Edo era


Sado
2 hours
up to 5 people
English ( License ), Japanese ( Fluent )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

Itinerary

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  • old buildings of Shukunegi
  • ship owner's house, Seikuro
  • Hakusan-maru, replica ship

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What to Expect

This small coastal village once prospered as the center of shipbuilding industry during the Edo era.
After the Meiji Restoration, the industry fell into decline due to the overall Westernization and the development of other transportation networks like railways.

The village was once almost forgotten.

However, the descendants stood up to restore the legacy of their ancesters and have been working hard to keep it.
Building the exact replica of the old Edo-era sailing ship shows their enthusiasm and solidarity.

In this tour, we stroll in the village, visiting one of the ship owner's house called "Seikuro" which is open to the public.
You can see the skillfully built houses by ship carpenters.
Then we visit Sado-koku Ogi Folk Museum which houses the exact replica of the old sengokubune ship called "Hakusan-maru", thousands of folkcrafts, household utensils, ship carpenters tools and more.

Shukunegi was registered as the district of the Groups of Traditional Buildings.
Once you step inside, you are in the maze of Edo era.

* Special notice: "Seikuro" will be closed until Mar.31

Sado-koku Ogi Folk Museum will be closed on Mondays until March, 2016
Also closed from Dec.29 - Jan.3 for new year holidays.

*Special choice: If some of the facilities are closed, we can go to Iwayasan Cove nearby to see 88 stone statues
for a short pilgrimage.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point at the bus stop of Shukunegi
Ending Point at the bus stop of Shukunegi

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

entrance fee of "Seikuro" 400 yen, Sado-koku Ogi Fork Museum 500 yen

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

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Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cloudy Cloudy Hong Kong ( Solo )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ A super guide ”

She got everything well-prepared and studied in order to bring me a wonderful journey. I can get my job done smoothly and it should be credit to Fujiko too. Thanks very much.

Fujiko:

Dear Cloudy Thank you very much for writing me a wonderful review of the tour. It was such a great and rare experience for me! I'm sure this trip was a big success for you. Otsukaresama deshita and Aisareru hitoni narimasuyouni! Fujiko

Laurence Laurence Japan ( Family )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Shukunegi, the best place ? ”

I do not often take the services of a guide, but I see that our guide Fujiko, is filled with its function, that she likes to share the recesses of her island, that she loves this one, which makes alive his visit. In addition, she is lovely and full of empathy, it was a wonderful moment to spend this afternoon with her, because she was of a partience with us (there was a ils lady, my Mum and a friend) and she always had to precede the times when it was better to take a break or worry if everything went well for our crew! If I have one thing to recommend, visit this island with Fujiko and you will fall in love with this island, if it was not the case before your visit! Thanks again to you, Fujiko, for this moment of sharing, Miss Lo

Fujiko:

Hi, Laurence Thank you very much for writing such a wonderful review of the Shukunegi tour! It was a lot of fun for me and I was motivated to re-study French seriously! I really enjoyed sharing a memorable time with your mom, her friend and you. Please visit in March next time to taste oysters!! Merci and arigato:) Fujiko

David David United States ( Couple )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Fujiko showed us the authentic Sado ”

The day was fantastic! Fujiko understood exactly what kinds of things we would enjoy, and introduced us to many interesting people! She knows everyone and told us all about the history and about living on Sado today. We were looking for a specific bamboo basket, and Fujiko found a basket maker craftsman with a huge warehouse of baskets. We found exactly what we were looking for. Fujiko is fun to be with and her English vocabulary is impressive.

Fujiko:

Hi, David san Thank you very much for writing such a rewarding review of the tour! I was happy to find the right person for you and you could get what you've wanted. I'm sure you've enjoyed the rest of the days in Sado. I saw the local TV show and enjoyed it very much! Please stay healthy and happy and enjoy visiting beautiful places you've not discovered yet in Japan. ありがとうございました。 Fujiko

Wei Lin Wei Singapore ( Friends )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Falling in love with Sado! ”

We had a wonderful 2 days with Fujiko-san at Sado and completely fell in love with the island and its locals. Fujiko-san speaks perfect English and is extremely knowledgeable about the history of Sado and the locals (seems like she knew everyone on the island). Everything was arranged impeccably down to small favours of arranging for a bday dinner for 2 of our companions. Her food choices for the “greedy” Singaporean palate were completely on point, whether it was a lovely Japanese set lunch in an old Japanese Inn or a quaint pasta shop in the middle of old Shukunegi. Fancy a coffee and freshly baked pastries from a baker who was trained in New York? Fujiko-san knew them all! We were genuinely sad to send Fujiko san off on the last day... we can feel her love for the island ve... read more

Fujiko:

Hi, Wei san Thank you very much for writing such a heartwarming review of the tour. I know I'm getting older and have become absent-minded, but guiding such a wonderful people like you makes me happy and motivated!! Yes, there are more to discover in Sado and I'm really looking forward to seeing you again with your best friends. また あいましょう!! Fujiko

Jean Jean United States ( Family )
Excellent
9 months ago

“ 5 Hour Sado Island Tour ”

Due to our schedule, we were only able to do a 5 hour tour in Sado Island. Fujiko was very accommodating to make sure we got to tour sites that we wanted to cover on such a short period of time. She advised & shared her ideas of the limitations of a 5 hour tour. Fujiko is very knowledgeable about Sado & it’s history. She speaks English well & has great communication skills. Also, she kept in contact w/ us prior to the trip & informed us of the weather & tide condition of the day before the tour. She was very pleasant & comfortable to be with throughout the tour process. We highly recommend Fujiko & would request her tour guide services again!!!

Fujiko:

Dear Jean Thank you so much for writing a review of the tour so quick! Yes, it was a relatively tight tour because of the ferry schedule and also Sado is big and sightseeing spots are scattered on the island. Anyway the weather was nicer than expected and we could visit places on your bucket list! One of mine is visiting your country in a few years!! Please enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan. Mahalo:) Fujiko

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