TRANSPORT ON SADO ISLAND
Public transport options on Sado Island include buses, taxis, and sight-seeing buses. If you don’t want to worry about timetables, bringing your own car to Sado or renting one here is a great option. If you want to rent a car, advanced reservations are recommended, especially in summer.
For further details about sightseeing and transport on Sado, please visit the Sado Tourism Navi website.
April 29 Update: There are currently traffic restrictions in place on the main route to Sado Island Taiko Centre due to road works in the surrounding area, which will continue until the end of August. Please see our News page for details. (You will need to take a slight detour, so please allow extra travel time.)
From Ryotsu Port to Sado Island Taiko Centre
・By Car/Taxi: Approx. 1 hour
・By Local Bus: Approx. 2 hrs 10 mins. (two transfers required)
① Take the Minami Line from Ryotsu Port Sado Kisen Terminal to Sawata Bus Station
② Take the Akadomari Line from Sawata Bus Station to Ogi
③ Take the Shukunegi Line from Ogi to Sado Island Taiko Centre (Taiko Taiken Koryukan)
From Ogi Port to Sado Island Taiko Centre
・By Car/Taxi: Approx. 15–20 mins.
・By Local Bus: Approx. 15–20 mins. (no transfers required)
※Bus services are infrequent on Sado Island, so please be sure to check the timetable on the Niigata Kotsu Sado website well in advance.
See here for the Sado Island bus route map (Japanese website, English translation available）.
Island Transportation Inquiries
Niigata Kotsu Sado Head Office (Local Bus Services)
Tel. 0259-52-3200 (9:30–17:00)
*Japanese assistance only
For assistance in English, please use this Contact Form