How to Access

We’ll show you how to get to the facilities related to toki.

How to Access
How to Access

How to Access

We’ll show you how to get to the facilities related to toki.

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From Tokyo or Niigata to Sado

Sado Island is the largest island in Honshu. It is located quite close to Niigata City, an ordinance designated city with the population of about 810,000 that owns Niigata Port and Niigata Airport. It is relatively easy to visit Niigata by making good use of such transport infrastructure as the Shinkansen lines, expressways and airplanes.

From Niigata to Sado, such sea and air transport infrastructure as light planes, jetfoils and car ferries is put in place, and the island and the mainland are connected by many of these services each day.

If you take a Shinkansen train…

TOKYO

About 2 hrs. by Joetsu Shinkansen train ( About 30 runs a day )

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NIIGATA

  • 1 hr. by jetfoil (About 7 services a day)
  • 2 hrs. 30 min. by car ferry (About 5 services a day)
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SADO

If you use the expressways…

TOKYO

About 4 hrs. 30 min. via Kanetsu & Hokuriku Expwy.

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NIIGATA

  • 1 hr. by jetfoil (About 7 services a day)
  • 2 hrs. 30 min. by car ferry (About 5 services a day)
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SADO

Access to Toki Forest Park

It takes about 20 minutes from Ryotsu Port to the park by Niigata Kotsu Sado’s Minami Line bus. Get off at “Toki-no-mori Koen” bus stop. It takes about one minute to walk from the bus stop to the park.
It is about three kilometers from Ryotsu Port to the park via National Route 350 and Prefectural Road 81.

383-2 Niibo-nagaune, Sado, Niigata, 952-0101
Phone & fax: 0259-22-4123

Hours Open

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Admission ends at 4:30 p.m.)

Days Closed

Every Monday between December and February (when a national holiday falls on Monday, the park is open that day, and closed the next day, Tuesday); the year-end and New Year ( Dec. 29 – Jan. 3 )

Cooperation Fee

At Toki Materials Exhibition Hall we are asking visitors for an “Environment Conservation Cooperation Fee” for the purpose of the conservation and improvement of the natural environment in the vicinity.
Adults (high school students or older): ¥400
Children (grade & middle school students): ¥100

If you use the expressways…

Toki Forest Park is located in the Niibo district almost in the center of Sado Island. In the park are “the Sado Toki Conservation Center” and “Toki Materials Exhibition Hall,” where you can learn various things about crested ibises, such as their ecology, conservation and propagation and efforts to return toki to the wild.

Access to Toki Forest Park

It takes about 20 minutes from Ryotsu Port to the park by Niigata Kotsu Sado’s Minami Line bus. Get off at “Toki-no-mori Koen” bus stop. It takes about one minute to walk from the bus stop to the park.
It is about three kilometers from Ryotsu Port to the park via National Route 350 and Prefectural Road 81.

383-2 Niibo-nagaune, Sado, Niigata, 952-0101
Phone & fax: 0259-22-4123

Hours Open

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Admission ends at 4:30 p.m.)

Days Closed

Every Monday between December and February (when a national holiday falls on Monday, the park is open that day, and closed the next day, Tuesday); the year-end and New Year ( Dec. 29 – Jan. 3 )

Cooperation Fee

At Toki Materials Exhibition Hall we are asking visitors for an “Environment Conservation Cooperation Fee” for the purpose of the conservation and improvement of the natural environment in the vicinity.
Adults (high school students or older): ¥400
Children (grade & middle school students): ¥100

If you use the expressways…

Toki Forest Park is located in the Niibo district almost in the center of Sado Island. In the park are “the Sado Toki Conservation Center” and “Toki Materials Exhibition Hall,” where you can learn various things about crested ibises, such as their ecology, conservation and propagation and efforts to return toki to the wild.

Access to Toki Exchange Hall

It is 6.2 kilometers from Ryotsu Port. If you prefer to take the bus, please get on a Minami-Line bus (via Niibo for Sawata) at Ryotsu Port, get off at “Tennoji-shita” bus stop and walk for ten minutes. If you take a taxi, please direct your driver by saying “Toki Exchange Hall in Niibo” or “Next to Katagami Onsen Spa.”

Toki Exchange Hall

The office in the hall is usually open from 9:00 to17:00 on weekdays. There are cases in which the hall is closed on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays if there are no lodgers with advance reservations or no reservations for the use of the hall.

Functions of Toki Exchange Hall

Sado City Toki Exchange Hall is managed as a foothold for going ahead with efforts to develop the island where people and crested ibises live together.
Lodging, the use of the facilities and the lending out of implements and materials are possible. Toki Exchange Hall has a forest of its own behind it, which enables you to experience study and training by engaging in activities for the conservation of satoyama, undeveloped woodland near populated area.

Access to Toki Exchange Hall

It is 6.2 kilometers from Ryotsu Port. If you prefer to take the bus, please get on a Minami-Line bus (via Niibo for Sawata) at Ryotsu Port, get off at “Tennoji-shita” bus stop and walk for ten minutes. If you take a taxi, please direct your driver by saying “Toki Exchange Hall in Niibo” or “Next to Katagami Onsen Spa.”

Toki Exchange Hall

The office in the hall is usually open from 9:00 to17:00 on weekdays. There are cases in which the hall is closed on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays if there are no lodgers with advance reservations or no reservations for the use of the hall.

Functions of Toki Exchange Hall

Sado City Toki Exchange Hall is managed as a foothold for going ahead with efforts to develop the island where people and crested ibises live together.
Lodging, the use of the facilities and the lending out of implements and materials are possible. Toki Exchange Hall has a forest of its own behind it, which enables you to experience study and training by engaging in activities for the conservation of satoyama, undeveloped woodland near populated area.