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Shukunegi - the village of sengokubune, sailingship of Edo era

by Fujiko
(6) Reviews
2h $ 71 up to 5 people

Highlights

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

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total price for up to 5 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

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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Highlights

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

Important

City Sado

Meeting Point at the bus stop of Shukunegi

Ending Point at the bus stop of Shukunegi

Duration 2 hours

Starting time 10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible

Number of people up to 5 people

What‘s included
  • guide fee


What‘s not included
  • entrance fee of "Seikuro" 400 yen
  • Sado-koku Ogi Fork Museum 500 yen

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.

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Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

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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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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

Organized by Fujiko


National Certified Guide

(6) Reviews

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Response Time 55 min

Languages spoken
  • English ( License )

Hello! My name is Fujiko Maeda. I'm a national-licensed tour guide. I was born in Sado Island, off the coast of Niigata Prefecture. I still have little experience as a tour guide but I once worked in tourism industry for about 10 years when I lived in Tokyo. Now I'm a persimmon farmer but when time permits I'm happy to guide you here in Sado. We have a lot to offer like beautiful nature, historical sites, local specialities, traditional performing arts, festivals, islanders smiles and so on.
If you'd like to know real Japanese lifestyle, please visit Sado.
I'm sure you'll be satisfied.
Let's explore Sado with me!
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Reviews ( 6 )

Excellent
1 month ago |   by Neil

“ Outstanding "Off the Beaten Track" Tour Guide ”

Fujiko is, quite simply, the best guide we have ever used -- anywhere. She grew up on the island -- and runs a small farm. She knows Sado Island like the back of her hand. She speaks very good English. But, the best part is that Fujiko avoided the tourist traps. She took us to unusual and interesting places - including an impromptu picnic high up in the mountains. That was the highlight of our entire trip to Japan. We would highly recommend using Fujiko as a tour guide on Sado Island.

Excellent
4 months ago |   by Tim/lynn

“ One of the high points of our trip! ”

Fujiko did her best to accommodate our atypical request which took us off the beaten path including touring government offices and riding in taxi cabs. She was knowledgeable, flexible, pleasant, personable and timely. Not the usual 'tourist' tour. Knew the area. Very good communication pre-tour (by e-mail). Fluent in English and Japanese (working on French). Highly recommend her!

Excellent
5 months ago |   by Lester

“ Exceeded our expectations ”

Soon after booking a day tour of Niigata snd a day tour of Sado Island, Fujiko was in contact with us to find out what we were interested in seeing and our interests. Her verbal and written communication skills were excellent. She provided a list of sites then developed an itinerary after we had provided input. Our itinerary included visiting three farms and picking cherries and strawberrys. In addition to visiting the popular tourist sights, visits to the vegetable and fish markets, she had a wealth of knowledge to share about the history, culture, food, cooking, the people, and her experiences growing up in the area. She met us at hotel on the first day and provided information on how to get to Sado Island for the second day tour. On both days she worked "overtime" to ensure we had a wonderful experience. Our meal experiences were fantastic; we had expressed an interest in eating "where the locals go". She even provided a list of things to do on the other days we were in Niigata. The price was worth it and I would highly recommend Fujiko. The tour with Fujiko exceeded our expectations!!

Very Good
6 months ago |   by Karleen

“ Our day in Murakami with fujiko ”

i gave fujiko a list of places we were interested in visiting and she was able to include all of them in our walk in murakami. we also got to eat the murakami beef and their salmon for lunch and we enjoyed ithem. fujiko also introduced to some traditional shops where we could buy some food souvenirs. we really enjoyed our day in Murakam with Fujikoi.

Excellent
7 months ago |   by Kimi

“ Sado Island tour ”

Our tour guide Fujiko was a blessing for my family when we toured Sado island. Fujiko even surprise met us at the ferry station to ensure we found the bus stop. She and our bus driver Keiki were gracious and knew the island inside and out and she was also able to make a last minute change in our itinerary when we wanted to experience lunch at a local eatery. I highly recommend bookin a tour with her. Our tour included pick up at our hotel in a large bus, toured the Gold Mines and the terraces rice paddies.

Excellent
1 year ago |   by Randall

“ Niigata Highlight Tour ”

We experienced Interesting highlights of Niigata with Fujiko. Marketplaces, historic architecture, sake tour/tasting and the Niigata City Aquarium. Fujiko did an excellent job of coordinating the tour within the time limit, something we would not have been able to do on our own. We thoroughly enjoyed our time spent with Fujiko. She is an excellent guide.

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