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Address: Shukunegi, Sado, Niigata Prefecture
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Well preserved houses

Beautifully well preserved houses! Most of these are still occupied with families living but you can visit few to get a feel of how things were few centuries ago. At the end of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 August 2016
Girish D
Tokyo, Japan
via mobile
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was snowing and rainy when we visited Sado. Interesting little town. Easy to navigate around, and plenty of great photo opportunities.

Thank YenlengMY
Tokyo, Japan
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33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Beautifully well preserved houses! Most of these are still occupied with families living but you can visit few to get a feel of how things were few centuries ago. At the end of the village there is a small old Temple visit that too to complete the tour. Word of advice: only about 3 restaurants in village so plan your... More 

Thank Girish D
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

The village was preserveda to show you how people live in the past. Each house has a story and some even have strange shape like triangle.

Thank Chalisa W
Livermore, California
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2015

It was like stepping into a time machine. Seems like some people still live in this village. The small bay across the road had great views. Plan to spend an hour here. Also the museum up the road has many artifacts and an actual cargo ship from the 1700's on display.

Thank Anitaraze
Sydney, Australia
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99 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2013

This coastal village has been preserved as a window into the past. The mostly untreated wooden houses snuggly close together and you walk along narrow paths to explore the place. There is a common at the back of the village with an interesting temple and a public hall that is used for occasional taiko performances (check advertised times and definitely... More 

1 Thank TheRoadLeast
Hokkaido, Japan
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57 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2012

This historical village of ship-builders provides a fascinating insight into island life during the 17th century, when the local gold and silver mines were thriving and this village was producing the necessary vessels to carry it away and return with cargo. Some of the traditional houses themselves actually resemble fishing boats, while others clearly incorporated shipbuilding traditions. Well worth a... More 

2 Thank StellersEagle
Tokyo, Japan
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26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2012

Interesting live village with great restaurants and historical houses.

1 Thank burmababe
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2011

Con posibilidades de alojar todas las arañas de Japón, Shukunegi es un lugar asombroso. Hermoso en todo sentido, su antiguedad, el color de las maderas, los carteles, los pasillos angostos, la vegetación abundante, la disposición de las casas... no terminaría más de expresar la belleza dentro de ese perímetro. Para emocionarse, a pesar de que no nos gusten los insectos.... More 

2 Thank WiredOuka

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