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    “Sado Kisen” (Sado City, Niigata Prefecture)

Sado trip! ① 75-minute cruise on a high-speed Jetfoil
“Sado Kisen” (Sado City, Niigata Prefecture)

2021.9.7

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Travel to Sado by “Sea Airplane, Jetfoil(Hydrofoil boat)”!

To travel from the main island to Sado, take the Sado Kisen. There are two routes connecting Naoetsu Port and Ogi Port, and Niigata Port and Ryotsu Port.  This trip is about 75 minutes by a Jetfoil from Naoetsu Port to Ogi Port.

The Jetfoil is called a “sea airplane” and uses hydrofoils to raise the hull to the surface of the sea.  Even in rough waves of 3.5 meters, it can run at super high speeds of 80 km/h.

In the photo above, the hydrofoil is protruding in front of the ship.

The hydrofoils are located in front of and behind the ship.  The hydrofoils are under the ship (below the sea level) while sailing, and as the speed increases, the hull rises up to the sea surface.  Ultra-high speed is possible because there is less seawater resistance, and the jetfoil is not easily slowed by the waves.  Moreover, it does not vibrate,  so it is good for those who are worried about seasickness.  The Jetfoil was actually developed by Boeing, which is known for manufacturing airplanes.

Next, introducing the inside of the ship.

The ship has two floors and has 250 seats on the first and second floors in total.  Currently, it operates at about 80% capacity, using 200 seats to prevent COVID-19.

Jetfoil Naoetsu Port-Ogi Port
≪Fee for boarding the ship (tax included) ≫
■ Adults: 6,900 yen for one way / 12,140 yen for round trip
■ Elementary school students and younger: 3,460 yen for one way / 6,080 yen for round trip

Mt. Yoneyama: at the time of departure

While sailing, the scenery from the window of the ship is also remarkable.  You can watch the land gradually moving away, until only the vast expanse of the ocean remains.  Please enjoy the unique views.

Currently, Sado Kisen is selling a great-value plan “Sado 3-9 (Thank You) Stay Ticket”.  If you stay on Sado Island for between 3 nights, 4 days and 9 nights 10 days, the round-trip Jetfoil boarding fee will be reduced by about 4,400 yen per adult.  In addition, you will also receive a coupon for 1,000 yen that can be used in Sado City.  Please enjoy a cruise to Sado on the Sado Kisen.
Click here for more information ⇒ Sado Kisen “Sado 3-9(Thank you) Stay Ticket” is now on sale!

Sado has a low temperature in summer and a high temperature in winter compared to the mainland of Niigata, making it a comfortable climate.  It is full of attractions such as cuisine using the local ingredients the island has been blessed with, historical heritage, and traditional culture.  After arriving at Ogi Port, we will introduce you to the sightseeing spots around Ogi.


JCV’s life information program “Smile One”.  The broadcast from September 5th to September 11th is a special edition “Sado Journey! -Part 1-” jointly planned by Sado City, Sado Kisen, Sado Television, and Joetsu Cable Vision. We will deliver Sado’s charms for you to enjoy as the corona virus pandemic settles down!  In the first part, we will travel to the South Sado area.

【Related article】
■ Sado trip! ② Surprising and emotional sound!  Sado Island Taiko Centre  “Tatakoukan”
■ Sado trip! ③  Craft cola  in a historic building, “Kihachiya Goro Cafe”
■ Sado trip! ④ Take a walk through “Shukunegi Village” by rental cycle ♬
Sado trip! ⑤ The blessings of Sado.  Making the finest rice balls, ”Meotoiwa Sightseeing”
Sado trip! ⑥ “Rare Taiyaki”  is made by local moms, “Fresh Space Yorankaya”
Sado trip! ⑦ It’s like a Hollywood movie⁉  Fantasy experience with magic glasses “ISLAND MIRRORGE”
Sado trip! ⑧ Very delicious dessert “Camembert soft” “Milk Pot (Sado Nyugyo: Dairy company)”

Naoetsu Port Sado Kisen Ferry Terminal

Address: 1-9-1 Minatomachi, Joetsu City
Tel: 025-543-3791
URL: https://www.sadokisen.co.jp/

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