Events & Festivals in 2018 

Event schedules for 2019 will be posted when they become available. 

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Event schedules are subject to change at discretion of event organizers. Other events may be scheduled during 2018.  For more information, Contact Sado Tourist Information Office at 0259-27-5000 or write e-mail to:

a) Location
b) Attractions

13-14 Sanno Matsuri
15 Shimbo Matsuri
13-27 Cherry Blossom Light-up   
15 Oiran Do-chu Costume Parade 
27 Suwa Jinja Shrine Reitaisai
29-30 Sado Geino-sai 
28, 29, 30 KODO Sado Island Performances in Shukunegi
3, 4, 5 KODO Sado Island Performances in Shukunegi
5 Minato Matsuri  
12-13 Choukoku-ji Kannon Matsuri  
19  Suwa-sando Open Market
20 Sponichi Sado Long Ride 210 
27 Ondeko dot com (Onidaiko Festival)

Sanno Matsuri (April 13-14)
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a) Hiyoshi Shrine (Evenings on 13th, afternoon on 14th) 
b) Onidaiko deity-masked dances and other local traditions. 
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Shimbo Matsturi (April 15)
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a) Shimbo Hachiman Shrine
b) Onidaiko deity-masked dance performances at the shrine.  Taikeiji Temple, next to the shrine, also holds other event on the same day. 
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Cherry Blossom Light-up (April 13-27)
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a) Sado Gold Mine Parking Lot #3 
b) Cherry blossom trees will be lit up from April 13th to 27th in the evening until 9:30pm. 

Oiran Do-chu Costume Parade (April 15)
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a) Cherry-tree-lined path next to Hamochi Elementary School 
b) Performance event at 11:00am, and parade at 3:00pm

Sado Geino-sai (April 29-30)
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a) Mano Koen Park  1:30pm to 3:00pm 
b) Sado's traditional entertainments will be performed duirng daytime. The date will be TBA. The event will be changed to nearby Kasseika Center Ibuki if raining.   Video Clip

Suwa Shrine Reisai (April 27)
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a) Kawaharada Honmachi Shopping Arcades
b) Onidaiko performance and decorated float march.  
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Kodo Sado Island Performances in Shukunegi (Apr. 28, 29, 30 May 3, 4, and 5) 

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a) Shukunegi Community Hall
b) A small group of Kodo’s members will present up-close taiko performances at the local playhouse of old. 11:00am on 4/
29, 4/30, 5/5, and 2:30pm on 4/28, 4/29, /30, 5/4 and 5/5. Advance ticket ¥3,500 (at-door ¥3,800)  ticketing services, call 0259-86-2330 or e-mail:    Office site

Minato Matsuri (May 5) 
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View Wakamiya Shrine in a larger map


a) Wakamiya Shrine
b) Onidaiko, deity-masked dances, floats, shouldering a mikoshi shrine and other attractions until late evening.
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Choukoku-ji Kannon Matsuri  (May 12-13) 
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View Chokokuji Temple in a larger map


a) Chokoku-ji Temple
b) Nodate tea ceremony on the 12th, Onidaiko deity-masked dance and other Sado' s traditional rituals on the 13th.    Video Clip

Suwa-sando Open Market (May 19)
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a) Kawaharada-Hommahi Shopping Street
b) A flea market from 10:00am to 4:00pm

Sponichi Sado Long Ride 210 (May 20)
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a) Throughout the Sado Island. ( Start from Sawata Beach)
b) A bike ride event to enjoy biking.  (Japanese text) 
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Ondeko dotcom (Onidaiko Festival)  (May 27)
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View Ondeko Dome in a larger map


a)Ryotsu Minato Koen Park
b) Many Onidiko deity-masked dance groups meet at the venue from 10am to 4pm.
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