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.
Places to visit in Saga
We have information on many shops, attractions and events in that we'd love to share with you. Please click the button below to view the most popular ones on a map.
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.
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
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.
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 ava
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
Imari Grand Hotel
An 8-minute walk from Imari Station, Imari Grand Hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with free internet access and private bathrooms. The hotel features a spacious public bathroom and sauna.
Toyoko Inn Saga Ekimae
Featuring chargeable massages, a launderette and rooms with free Wi-Fi, the Toyoko Inn lies right in front Saga Station. The hotel offers free-use lobby computers and a printer.
Featuring free WiFi and a hot spring bath, Ureshino Motoyu offers accommodation in Ureshino. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Each room has a flat-screen TV. You will find a kett
Mizuno Ryokan boasts tranquil Japanese-style rooms with amazing panoramic ocean views, a 7-minute walk from Karatsu Castle. It offers free Wi-Fi, free-use bicycles, and free-use luxury bathrooms featuring a Hinoki Cypress wooden b
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.
Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, Hamilton Ureshino offers accommodation in Ureshino. Free private parking is available on site. Rooms include a flat-screen TV. Some rooms include a seating area where you can relax.
Karatsu Royal Hotel
Karatsu Royal Hotel is a 3-minute drive from JR Higashi-Karatsu Station. It offers 4 dining options and accommodation with free internet access. Free shuttle services are provided from Higashi Karatsu Station.
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