Perched up on top of a cliff, overlooking the Sea of Japan, Hotel Oosado is a true getaway; being in this hotel felt like we were a world away from everyone and everything else. After a busy day sightseeing around the island, we were warmly welcomed by the staff and shown to our rooms. Just like the rest of the hotel, the rooms were spacious, clean and comfortable, but the most impressive feature was the stunning view from the window. Watching the sun slip below the horizon, while sipping green tea and snacking on a traditional rice cracker provided by the hotel, was the perfect way to unwind. On our way to our private dining room, we were very fortunate to catch a glimpse of Sado folk dancers and traditional musicians performing the graceful Okesa dance. What a treat! For our dinner, we were presented with an array of exquisite, fresh seafood dishes that included crab, winter yellowtail, blowfish, oysters, hot pot and more. All of this food is locally sourced and was mouth-wateringly delicious. What better way to relax before going to bed, than soaking in a hot bath? The hotel’s onsen features a large shower area, medium-sized bath, spa bath, sauna, and outdoor bath from which you can look out to the sea and feel the cool, ocean breeze wash across your face.