Sado is located approximately 180 miles (290 kilometers) from Tokyo, the country's capital.
It's a missed chance if you limit yourself to the attractions of Sado because the whole region is laced with numerous captivating things to do and see. Niigata and Tsubame are two more places worth seeing while you're in Niigata.
Niigata, is another good place to head to. It is approximately 35 miles (56 kilometers) from Sado and offers a wide range of attractions, like Northern Culture Museum, Niigata Prefectural Botanical Garden and Toki Messe. Ensure you don't head back to Sado until you've checked out Niigata's Niigata Racecourse, Niigata Stadium (Tohoku Denryoku Big Swan Stadium) and Bandai-Asahi National Park.
Spending time to know some useful words and phrases in the local tongue often separates the enlightened travelers from the mere tourists. Knowing how to use just a few simple words, such as "Isshoni odorimasenka?", which is "Would you like to dance with me?", can help to make your stay more special. You'll find that knowing how to say "Benjo wa doko desu ka?", which translates to "Where's the toilet?", can really make you look good.
When it is time to leave Sado, use the last of your yen on last minute keepsakes and bid a fond Sayōnara (farewell).