Our Sado Island Tour Experience (Day 2)
Click here to read first Our Sado Island Day Tour on Day 1. On to our second day on Sado island and we started our day with another delicious food from the hotel. The breakfast is served at 6:30 in the morning. They serve a kind of seafood and veggies with hot soup, simple but delicious.
Right after our breakfast, we went down the beach again to watch and catch for some small fish at the ocean and later on release it again when we left the ocean.
At around 10 am we left the hotel and head on the next destination. It was hot on the second day so the view of the seaside coast during our road trip is so visible. Now going to the Southwestern part of the island and stop by at the restaurant along our route for a lunch.
The restaurant is crowded with a local people and many are waiting for their turn to eat in this restaurant.
After our lunch, we headed on the next tourist spot of Sado Island the Nishimikawa gold park.
Nishimikawa Gold Park
The oldest among the other tourist destination in Sado where one could experience collecting gold dust mine from the ruins nearby river.
Upon entering a collected gold from the said Nishimikawa is on display.
Nishimikawa Park has a big lawn space for tourists who wants to experience the old process of collecting gold dust. You need to scoop sand under the water and shake off the sand from the mining plate until you see the gold dust at the bottom.
Based on my experience it is not easy to find the gold dust, we are allowed to search for gold within 30 minutes and my back is a little bit painful afterward. Luckily I found around 12 gold dust for our children and kept it at the two pendants as a remembrance.
We put it at a small container at first and transfer it to the pendants we bought from the store of the gold park.
After the gold park we planned to visit Toki no Mori Park.
Toki no Mori Park
This is a breeding facility of the famous scarlet ibis open for all the tourists but closed during our visit. Closed for the month of July 2020 due to the Corona Virus. Took a few snaps at the entrance of the park since it was closed.
The Terrace of Toki
We went directly to the Terrace of Toki after the park and it was closed as well for the month of July the same with the Toki no Mori Park. This terrace is said to have a good view when you are on the top of the building giving an experience like a Toki bird once it flies at the sky.
It’s about time that we need to catch the ferry back to Niigata City so we decided to return to the port and lined our car for boarding. The staff of the car ferry port guided us upon while we eat at the nearby shopping mall.
This is the end of our Sado island tour. We enjoyed it a lot as this is our first trip of the year. We could not have it in any other way. I hope you enjoy reading my blog and will come back for another trip here in Japan. See You!