GETTING TO SADO ISLAND
Access to Sado
There are two ferry routes between the mainland and Sado Island: Niigata–Ryotsu and Naoetsu–Ogi.
The main events at EC are held in and around Ogi in southern Sado Island.
From Tokyo, you can travel by bullet train to Joetsu Myoko Stn., take a bus or taxi to Naoetsu Port, and then travel by high-speed ferry to Ogi.
Alternatively, you can travel by bullet train from Tokyo to Niigata, take a bus or taxi to Niigata Port, and take a car ferry or jet foil to Ryotsu, which is one hour by car from Ogi.
[Tokyo Stn. → Niigata Stn.] Joetsu Shinkansen (2 hrs)
[Tokyo Stn. → Joetsu-Myoko Stn.] Hokuriku Shinkansen (2 hrs)
[Osaka Stn. → Joetsu-Myoko Stn.] Limited Express Thunderbird → transfer at Kanazawa Stn.→ Hokuriku Shinkansen (4 hrs total)
[Buses from Train Stations to Mainland Ports]
- Niigata Stn. → Niigata Port (15 mins)
- Joetsu-Myoko Stn.→ Naoetsu Port (30 mins)
- Naoetsu Stn. → Naoetsu Port (6 mins)
*Notes: (1) Shinkansen = Bullet train (2) All times are approximate.
Sado Kisen Ferry Timetable
- Regular Final Daily Service Timetable (Departing Sado)
- Depart Ryotsu Port 19:30 -> Arrive Niigata Port 22:00 (car ferry/2h 30m)
Depart Ogi Port 16:30 -> Arrive Naoetsu Port 18:10 (high-speed car ferry/1 h 40m)
Sado Kisen (Ferries)
Sado Kisen website