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SADO ISLAND private cycling tour in Shukunegi and Ogi

  • E-Ticket
  • Private Tour
  • Live Guide

This tour is flexible so feel free to tell us your preferences and interests! In this guided tour, you'll be cycling in Southern Sado island. In this leisurely 10km round trip between Ogi and Shukunegi, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Japanese countryside, stunning view of the jagged coast, its history and even Tub Boat ride! You will meet up with the guide at Ogi Minato Park. After a briefing and setting of your bikes, let's start the ride! Shukunegi once flourished as a village of shipowners and shipbuilders in Edo and Meiji Era (17-19 Century). The village is designated as "National Important Preservation Area for Traditional Buildings and Architecture" and the atmosphere of the old days Japan still remains. In front of this village, a beautiful landscape of the clear seawater and the rugged volcanic rocks spreads. Let's take a walk on this black lava rock terrace and enjoy the "Mars-like" scenery. And of course you can try Tub Boat (Taraibune or Hangiri in Japanese) ride in Shukunegi. This is the only place where you can try the tub boats which were built in the traditional way. The boats are made of bamboos and cedar timbers using no nails. Now only a few persons can build tub boats in this traditional way. Also there are some cafes in the village so sit back and relax to feel the slowly passing time. After Shukunegi, we will come back to Ogi stopping by some interesting points. There is a Onsen (hot spa) in Ogi so you can finish the tour there and refresh yourself! (closed on Wednesday)

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Shukunegi

Shukunegi Village (National Important Preservation Area for Traditional Buildings and Architecture); A village of ship owners and ship builders for trading ships, Kitamaebune, in 17-19 century. Traditional buildings are beautifully maintained and we can feel as if the time had stopped in this village.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At:

Tub boat (Taraibune or Hangiri); Let's try tub boat ride in Shukunegi! Enjoy tub boat cruise in the calm water.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Shukunegi Yuhodo

Short coastal walking; Ogi Peninsula was basically formed with lava rocks which were uplifted by the volcanic activities. The coast around Shukunegi is the best place to see the stunning view of the rugged terrain and the clear ocean.

Duration: 30 minutes