SagaSaga 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.
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 is often open at night for the autumn leaves illuminations.
Yoyokaku is a traditional Japanese inn (ryokan) with a history going back 120 years. The staff here speak English, and the owner’s family personally welcome all guests.
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 original. Famous for its displays of cherry blossoms and wisteria.
Yobuko Morning Market
This market, open from 7:30 to 12:00 daily, is one of Japan's three largest morning markets. Fresh vegetables, fruit and many kinds of seafood (because of the market's proximity to the sea) are sold at roughly 40 stalls on weekdays. This number boosts up to 60
Okawachiyama, located in Imari, is an area which used to house many kilns and porcelain factories.
Takeo Onsen (Hot Spring)
Six different types of onsen or hot springs are on offer at this hot springs district located in the historic city of Takeo. Three of the onsen -- Motoyu, Horaiyu and Saginoyu -- are open to the public. If wanting to visit all three, a ¥1000 ticket/pass is av
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 known as the Nanatsugama Caves. The largest cave measures three meters high and is 110 meters deep. Boat excursions
Boasting open-air sea-water baths and ocean views, Shioyu Naginoto offers traditional Japanese-style accommodation just a 10-minute walk from JR Hamasaki Station. It provides perfect relaxation surrounded by the sound of waves.
Yukai Resort Ureshinokan
Yukai Resort Ureshinokan is located in Ureshino, 300 metres from Yureshino Onsen. Free private parking is available on site. Yukai Resort Ureshinokan features free WiFi . You can play table tennis at the ryokan.
Hotel Bientos features 2 restaurants and drinks vending machines. It offers Japanese and Western rooms with free WiFi.
Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Kakureisen offers accommodation in Saga. Every room at this ryokan is air conditioned and is fitted with a flat-screen TV. Some units include a seating area where you can relax.
Saga Washington Hotel Plaza
Saga Washington Plaza Hotel features accommodations with free wired internet and a flat-screen TV with video-on-demand. Saga Train Station is a 5-minute walk away. The air-conditioned rooms feature a fridge and an electric kettle
Irifuneso offers accommodation in Ureshino. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Every room at this ryokan is air conditioned and features a flat-screen TV. Certain rooms include a seating area where you can relax.
Located right at Karatsu Bay, the beachfront Niji-no-Matsubara Hotel features Western rooms with panoramic ocean views, free Wi-Fi throughout the property and a restaurant that specialises in local dishes.
Bathe in a teacup (and so much more) in this fascinating part of Japan!
After a bit of an "off the beaten path" experience from what other tourists might get in Japan, but still want to embrace the culture, art, and quirkiness this country has to offer? If you're prepared to travel a little, Saga Prefecture is a great spot to chec
Restaurant Without a Menu?! ＴＥＲＲＹ‘Ｓ(テリーズ) in Saga
Do you like surprises? There is a restaurant that doesn’t have a menu! You must be wondering how people can order. It’s simple: You just ask the owner, “Please get me a meal” in Japanese (Teishoku Kudasai). There is only one choice that you have to make, which