SadogashimaSadogashima is a small, historical island off the west coast of Japan. It has loads of great food, scenery, history and culture.
Sadogashima is the exact opposite of where I grew up. There are gobs of trees, mountains, ocean and history. What keeps me thinking about it is the relaxing, slow pace of island life. The small, quiet towns peppered all over the island are a pleasure to walk through and explore since they’re scaled appropriately for people, not traffic. It’s easy to enjoy the sites and sounds and pop into a shop if it piques your curiosity – and it will, because there’s a noticeable lack of chain stores and recognizable franchises, so there’s lots to explore and discover.
More from Dale’s travels
Recommendations from Dale
- Ride the washtub boats (tarai-bune).
- Explore the narrow historic streets of Shukunegi.
- Join one of the many festivals taking place throughout the year.
- If below ground is more your speed, explore the 400 kms of historic gold mines.