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Ogi Port during the Earth Celebration

Ogi Town, located on Sado Island's southern coast, is a small port town known for taraibune, wooden tub-shaped boats, that were originally used for collecting seaweed, shellfish and other things from the waters around Ogi. Short taraibune boat rides are available at Ogi Port and nearby Yajima and Kyojima.

This sleepy little town really comes alive for three days in late August when it hosts the Earth Celebration, a festival celebrating global culture and international music put on by the world renowned Kodo Taiko group. People come from all over the world to the festival and Ogi's harbor area gets transformed into a little tent city.

Around Ogi are a few places of interest including Sobama Beach and Campground to the north and Shukunegi, a small village with canal lined lanes to the west. Shukunegi used to be a ship building town, and a number of its houses are built out of lumber salvaged from boat hulls. The village has a boat exhibition hall and a few preserved residences. It is located about four kilometers west of Ogi's town center.

Taraibune boat ride
Shukunegi Village

Access

From Ryotsu Port, Ogi Town can be reached in about one hour by car. Alternatively by bus, take the Main Line bound for Aikawa from Ryotsu to Sawata (40 minutes, 610 yen, 1-2 buses per hour) and transfer to the Ogi Line for Ogi (60 minutes, 820 yen, about one bus per hour).

How to get to and around Sado Island

Hours & Fees

Taraibune Boat Rides at Ogi Port

Hours

8:20 to 17:00 (March to late October)
8:20 to 16:40 (late October to late November)
9:00 to 16:00 (late November to February)

Closed

No closing days

Admission

500 yen
Page last updated: February 24, 2015