Sado Island was not always located where it is now.
Separation from the continents, intense volcanic activity, uplift of the seabed, these things all played a role in the island's formation.
Because of these events, we now have this island which features various unique landforms, plants and animals.
We designed sample itineraries that showcase some of our best picks of geosites combined with popular tourist attractions. We hope they inspire more people to experience all the charm that Sado Geopark has to offer!
Sado Island has two distinctive mountain ranges – Osado in the north and Kosado in the south, cradling the wide open Kuninaka plain and Lake Kamo in between. There is a close relationship between the formation of the plain and the formation of Lake Kamo. By the end of this course, participants will understand how Kuninaka Plain and Lake Kamo were formed, and how generations of residents have cultivated the local specialties of Sado Island, such as rice.
The stone mill is one technology among many that resulted in the prosperity of the Sado Gold and Silver Mines. Just like gold ore, the rock used for stone mills was produced on Sado Island, and originally created by the geological activities of the earth!
Informative and lots of fun!
Our qualified geo-guides impart their extensive knowledge about Sado's geosites.
Find our official merchandise and memorabilia for Sado Geopark, including a pin badge, bags, a T-shirt, booklets and more!