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Saga has a natural beauty that inspires. It is one of the few prefectures that has two different ocean borders: The Sea of Genkai on the north and on its south side the fertile plain along the Sea of Ariake. Saga is perfect for adventuring whilst still enjoying a relaxed countryside vibe. It is home to globally famous pottery, delicious locally grown food, relaxing hot springs and colorful festivals. An annual must see event is the Karatsu Kunchi Festival featuring massive floats shaped like samurai helmets, sea bream, and dragons made using traditional techniques and constructed with wood, lacquer and other materials. This annual extravaganza draws crowds of anywhere between 150,000 to 500,000 people over the three day holiday.

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Mifuneyama Rakuen

Mifuneyama Rakuen is a large Japanese garden with autumn leaves in the fall as well as rhododendron and cherry blossoms in the spring. The garden i...Read more

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Yoyokaku

Yoyokaku is a traditional Japanese inn (ryokan) with a history going back 120 years. The staff here speak English, and the owner’s family personall...Read more

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Karatsu Castle

This castle was built in 1608 by Terazawa Hirotaka, of the Karatsu Domain and the present castle keep tower was built in 1966 to represent the orig...Read more

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Okawachiyama

Okawachiyama, located in Imari, is an area which used to house many kilns and porcelain factories.Read more

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Genkai Quasi-National Park Nanatsugama

A basalt coast eroded by strong winds and tidal waves of the Genkai Sea, Genkai Quasi-National Park Nanatsugama features seven caves, otherwise kno...Read more

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Yoshinogari Historical Park

Yoshinogari Ruins is a site that preserves archiological findings that were created about 2400 years ago. Inside the park people can experience his...Read more

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Saga Castle Ruins

Remains of Saga Castle, built in 1602, was the residence of the Nabeshima Family, Saga clan.Read more

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Old Takatori's Mansion

This is the preserved mansion of Koreyoshi Takatori, who was the owner of Kishima coal mine and other businesses. There are two large buildings on ...Read more

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