SADO Magistrate’s Office is located in Aikawa, and it has governed SADO Gold and Silver Mine.
There used be a mill and life place for governers there.
The building was established in 1603, but destroyed in the fire 5 times.
In 1929, it’s designated as a national historical site, but destroyed in the fire again in 1942.
However, it’s designated as a national historical site again in 1994, and government office part was rebuilt in 2000.
It’s not only used as a government office but also as a school in the 19th century.
Address: 1-1, Ooma-machi, Aikawa, Sado city, Niigata, 952-1531
Open: Mon-Sun, 8:30A.M.-5:00P.M.
* The entrance gate is closed at 4:30P.M.
Closed: Dec 29th-Jan 3rd
Admission fee: 500yen/Adult, 200yen/Student under the age of 16, tax included
<A group more than 15 people>
Admission fee: 400yen/Adult, 160yen/Student under the age of 16, tax included
The closest station: 1min by walk from the “SADO Hangamura” on Nanaura line