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Sado Airport

Sado Airport
       
Airport Infomation
Airport Name Sado Airport
Datails Opened in 1959 as a runway for connecting flights from Nigata airport to Sado Island, Sado airport sits in the middle of the Kuninaka plain of Sado Island and managed by the local Sado Island government. The airport connected travellers to and from Nigata City to Sado Island up until 2014 when service to and from the airport was suspended. Currently the local government in Sado and Nigata have plans underway to extend the airport’s meager 890 meter long runway to 2000 meters long which will service larger airplanes such as the Boeing 737 and also connect flights to and from neighboring airports. When completed the airport will help spur tourism to isolated Sado Island and also be used for emergencies for local residents of Sado Island and neighboring communities.
Tourrist Attractions,Loducts Products,and Meals
❖ Airport Name Sado Airport
❖ Addresses / Locations Sado - City, Niigata Prefecture
❖ Map
❖ Tourist Attractions Sado Gold Mine
❖ Details A popular tourist destination of Sado Island is the Sado Gold Mine, an UNESCO World Heritage. The Sado Gold Mine was a luxuriant gold mine that lasted for 400 years beginning in 1601 until operations closed in 1989. Presently Sado Mine is used as tourist attraction which offers tours of two mine shafts. The Doyuko and Shodayuko are two of the mines that spectators can explore. A new tour is underway using the Mumeiiko mine shaft that has been virtually untouched since the mine closed in 1989 and it will be a thrill to see when it is open to the public soon. Tourists of the Sado Gold Mine can also accentuate their experience by dropping by the museum at the site to view displays and scale models of past living conditions of the gold mine.
❖ Local Products Mumyoyaki Pottery
❖ Details Mumyo means red clay and yaki means pottery in Japanese. Mumyoyaki pottery originated from the gold mines in Sado Island. The rich red clay containing much iron dioxide is dugged out of the Sado mines and is too coarse for the artist to mold which makes mass production very difficult. Mumyoiyaki pottery is a fine art that is rare and in demand. Famous for its high-strenghth, mumyoiyaki pottery is a sought-after item for locals and tourist alike. One famous artist of mumyoiyaki pottery is Sekisui Ito, who was appointed as a living national treasure for his work with mumyoiyaki.
❖ Meals Buri Sha-bu / Yellow-tail fish Shabu-Shabu
❖ Details When the sea tempura in Sado drops below 15 degrees celsius or 59 degrees fahrenheit, yellow-tail fish start their journey down north of Hokkaido fishing season starts for the fishermen of Sado. These yellow-tail fish caught during the month of November are often called fatty Sado cold Yellow-tail and the taste of this native Sado delicacy is exquisite. When eaten raw (Sashimi style) the fatty Yellow-tail does make the stomach full and heavy which makes it hard to eat as much as you would like however an alternative method of cooking fatty Sado cold Yellow-tail is shabu-shabu (hot pot). Called buri shabu, buri meaning yellow-tail in Japanese and shabu an abbreviation of shabu shabu; the buri shabu method lessens the fat off the fish meat and accentuate the taste of the yellow-tail.

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