It was a long long journey for us to head to Sado Island for our family trip. We had to take a train from where we lived to Omiya, changed to a 1.5 hours ride on the shinkansen, then another 1 hour on the jetfoil to Sado Island and another 40 minutes of bus ride to arrive at our accomodation in Aikawa.
It is about 15 minutes by bus from Niigata Station to the ferry terminal, but we took a taxi as we were rushing to catch the connecting jetfoil. It only takes 60 minutes by jetfoil to arrive in Sado Island (but almost 6000JPY for 1 way trip) and it is about 2 hours by ferry (but much cheaper at 2500JPY)
We chose to take the jetfoil so that we can arrive at our destination faster. I was initially worried that it might be a choppy ride but lucky for us, it was good weather and hence baby M enjoyed her first jetfoil cruise.
As we were at the port area and it was their Sea summer Matsuri at that time so we got to see many decorated boats
Breastfeeding seats on the jetfoil which was clean and spacious, a very good gesture for mummies.
Welcome to Sado Island