The Shukunegi village is the most recommended spot in the south area of the Sado Island. It is a home to Sengokubune (merchant ship) and ship builders. It has been a port since the medieval times and began to flourish in the 17th century and became a developed port for the merchant shipping industry. Shukunegi is famous for its narrow alleys, cobbled streets and over 100 row houses covered with boards and planks made from old boats. This area has been declares as a National Important Preservation Area for Traditional Buildings and Architecture. This village is very beautiful and it is highly recommended to walk around as well as stroll along a canal that crosses the entire village.
(Please refer this map for walking http://shukunegi.com/en/walk/ )
The village represents an interesting history of involvement in ship-related industries and their gradual growth with influence of society and culture.
It is recommended to visit the below three houses which are open to public :
This village worth a visit with its lovely architecture, great photo opportunities and splendid streets.
Located 0.5km away from ”Sado Island's Ogi Folk Museum” and 3km away from ”Yajima and Kyojima”
Most of the public houses close by 16:00. It is Adviced to reach by 15:00.
Local guides are available on prior reservation to explain in Japanese about the history of the village as a whole and the history of individual houses through the village.