Leisure / Hobbies Spots in Saga Area

  • Mifuneyama Rakuen
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    4.0
    209 Reviews
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    Saga Takeo Takeocho Takeo 4100
    "Due to its resemblance in shape to a Chinese boat called a ""karasen"" in Japanese, Mt. Mifune is also called Mt. Karasen. This park is situated on the mountain's western side. The park was created over a three year period as part of a villa for Nabeshima Shigeyoshi, then lord of Takeo Domain. The park is incredibly beautiful in spring when some 2,000 cherry trees and 200 thousand azaleas on the grounds bloom in profusion. The sight of colorful azaleas sprawling like a patchwork quilt under azure sky is stunning, but the scenery created when the park is illuminated at night is also magical and exceptional."

    This is a must visit attraction in Kyushu for autumn foliage. The grounds are extensive and the autumn foliage was beautiful when we visited on 21 November 2023 was amazing. It was relatively quiet...

  • Saga Castle History Museum
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    4.5
    243 Reviews
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    Saga Pref. Sagashi Jounai 2-18-1
    Located on the site of Saga Castle, this history museum faithfully creates a portion of the castle’s inner palace. The first ever recreation in Japan of a castle’s inner palace, it is also one of the largest recreated wooden structures in the country. Inside, under the theme of Saga at the end of the Edo period and during the Meiji restoration, the museum presents information on the restoration of Saga Castle, the feats of Saga Domain personages during this time period, and the development of science and technology. The museum is filled with fun things to see and do, even for children—visitors can experience what the palace once looked like using 3D screens, there’s a quiz corner, and a station where museumgoers can try on period clothing.

    If you are in somewhere in Kyushu and near Saga, stop for a visit to the Saga Castle museum. Audio tours in English and other languages are available and its free too. There are several fun...

  • Saga Prefectural Nagoya Castle Museum
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    4.0
    101 Reviews
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    Saga Pref. Karatsushi Chinzeimachinagoya 1931-3
    A museum situated along National Route 204 in Nagoya, Chinzei-machi, Karatsu City. The museum's standing exhibition looks at the history of exchange between the Japanese archipelago and the Korean peninsula, exploring Toyotomi Hideyoshi's invasions at 1592 and 1598 as well as Saga's involvement with the Korean delegations to Japan during the Edo period (1603-1868). The museum also displays artefacts exhumed during excavations of the Special Historic Site-designated Nagoya Castle Ruins and Encampment Sites. Visitors can also walk the ruins of the castle and see what Nagoya Castle looked like in its glory using a tablet computer and computer generated graphics.

    Because it is free, I dropped in, as I visited Nagoya Castle’s ruins. It was quite interesting and better than I expected. Not only about Nagoya Castle, but also about the historical relationship...

  • SAGA PREF. SPACE and SCIENCE MUSEUM
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    4.0
    77 Reviews
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    Saga Pref. Takeoshi Takeochou Nagashima 16351
    This is a science museum where one can learn and do activities related to the nature and history of Saga, as well as the evolution of the Earth, stars and space. It is divided into the permanent exhibits “Earth Discovery Zone,” “Space Discovery Zone,” and “Saga Discovery Zone,” with workshops, activities, and exhibits to experience including the “space trainer” used by real astronauts. The planetarium holds shows aimed at infants, families and the general public, and there is an astronomical observation meeting every Saturday evening. It is a facility where one can enjoy learning from many different angles.

    春休み期間中でしたが、平日のため? コロナの影響のため? 思ったほど人の入りは多くありませんでした。 身体を使って遊ぶタイプや化石などを学ぶタイプのブースがあって、楽しめました。 大人でも勉強になりますよ。 男性トイレの中には、あの名言が……。

  • Saga Balloon Museum
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    4.0
    39 Reviews
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    Saga Pref. Sagashi Matsubara 2-2-27
    A museum dedicated to hot air balloons situated along Chuo O-dori Street in 2 Chome Matsubara, Saga City. The museum presents the history and mechanisms behind hot air balloons and also contains exhibits on international competitions and other ballooning events held in Saga. Here visitors can view the actual Icarus 5, Japan's first successful manned hot air balloon; try a balloon flight simulator; and experience the world of hot air balloons through a super high vision, 280-inch theater screen.

    Finishing the nice Saga beef lunch we drove to the nearby Saga Balloon Museum. Saga City was famous for hosting Asia’s largest hot air balloon festival every fall, with over 100 balloons...

  • Saga Castle Park
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    4.0
    41 Reviews
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    Saga Pref. Sagashi Jounai
    "A park located in Jonai, Saga City. Built on the grounds of Saga Castle, facilities include the Saga Castle History Museum, the Saga Prefectural Museum, an art museum, library, and gymnasium. A walking and running course follows the moat which encircles three sides of the grounds. In spring, cherry trees also bloom along the moat. In recent years, the ""Mizukagami Project"", in which several hundred lanterns are floated on the moat at night, has also been held at the park."

    市内にある城郭の址、入り口の鯱の門は当時を偲ばせる重要文化財で見応えあります。 天守の石垣は見れますが、その他の建造物は残っていません。 駐車場、入城料ともに無料です。 城内の本丸歴史観は無料ですが、結構中身の濃い面白い展示館です。

  • Ninja Village Hizen Yumekaido
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    3.5
    66 Reviews
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    Saga Pref. Ureshinoshi Ureshinomachishimono Kou 716-1
    A theme park located in Ko, Shimono, Ureshino-machi, Ureshino City. Recreating what the Nagasaki Kaido highway looked like in the early Edo period, visitors to the park can enjoy ninja-themed attractions like shuriken (star shaped weapon) throwing, blow darts, and a trick ninja house, as well as a ninja show, museum of ninja tools, and ninja costume activity. There's also a studio where you can make raku ware, a fortuneteller, a restaurant (only on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays) and a gift and souvenir shop.

    Kids ages 6+ will love this! Billed as an Interactive Ninja Theme Park. You must see the Ninja Show, at the top of the hill in a theater with flashing swords, trap doors, hidden wall panels, and...

  • Karatsu City Furusato Kaikan Arpino
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    3.5
    38 Reviews
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    Saga Pref. Karatsushi Shinkoumachi 2881-1
    A local specialty products hall located close to Karatsu Station in Shinko-machi, Karatsu City. Here visitors can purchase famous Karatsu sweets like Shoro Manju buns; nori seaweed and other marine products from the Ariake Sea; Karatsu tea; processed agricultural products like yuzu pepper made with Kyuragi's specialty yuzu fruit; and other local specialty products and crafts. On the second floor, visitors will find a Karatsu ware display space and shop which also has a corner where you can try painting your own Karatsu ware piece.

    1階は物産、2階は唐津焼を販売していました。 唐津焼は少々品ぞろえが少ないと感じましたが、物産は面白かったです。 駐車場は有料ですが、買い物でサービスチケットをもらえます。

  • Arita Porcelain Park Nonnoko no Sato
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    3.5
    7 Reviews
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    Saga Pref. Nishimatsuragunaritachou Toya Otsu 340-28
    Here pieces of Arita ware from a variety of periods (such as old Imari, Kakiemon, and Nabeshima Domain Kiln-style wares) are displayed in a recreation of the Zwinger palace in Dresden, Germany. Particularly noteworthy is the great 183 centimeter tall flower vase. It is said to have wowed people from around the world when it was displayed at the 1873 Vienna World's Fair. A Baroque garden has been recreated on the facility's grounds, and there is also an Arita ware workshop where visitors can try their hand at crafting a ceramics piece on a potter's wheel.

    ポーセリンパークとその中にあるツィンガー城の庭園に行きました。駐車場が入口近くにあって、入口近くには陶器やその他の有田もしくは佐賀県のお土産屋がありました。広かったです。 その奥にツィンガー城があります。中には入れず、どうやら休館しているようでした。しかし庭の手入れは行き届いていて、芝生や植木や噴水は綺麗でした。 時間があればこちらを訪ねられてはと思います。

  • Saga Prefectural Art Museum
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    3.5
    28 Reviews
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    Saga Pref. Sagashi Jounai 1-15-23
    An art museum located inside Saga Castle Park in Jonai, Saga City. The museum's collection primarily consists of pieces by artists connected to the prefecture as well as modern paintings and sculptures. A standing exhibition introduces the works of modern Western-style painter Okada Saburosuke. The museum also holds a variety of special exhibitions. The museum is adjoined by the Saga Prefectural Museum.

    JR佐賀駅からバス1本で15分程のところにあります。佐賀城だった土地の中に建っているのですが囲んでいる堀がとても広い! 佐賀県立博物館の前の広場もとても広い! 贅沢な土地の使い方にふさわしく佐賀県立博物館自体もとても広い! こちらの都合で3Fの3号展示室にしかお伺いできなかったのですがそこだけでも54点もの展示数がありました。壁面にずらっと肥前刀が並んだ展示室の真ん中で実際に肥前刀を持ってみようと...

  • Youme Town Saga
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    Saga Prefecture Saga City Hyogo-north 5-14-1
    This large shopping center has 180 specialty stores ranging from fashion to consumer electronics, daily sundries and restaurants, and is located on the national highway Route 34. It employs universal design and is recognized by the Building Access Law. It is complete with breast-feeding facilities and free Wi-Fi.
  • China on the Park
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    4.0
    36 Reviews
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    Saga Pref. Nishimatsuragunaritachou Harake Otsu 111
    A porcelain theme park owned and operated by the Fukagawa Seiji company which was built to introduce visitors to the history and wonder of pottery making. Surrounded by the park's lush grounds, visitors can enjoy pottery from a variety of angles. The Chujikan museum displays company founder Chuji Fukagawa's treasured collection of pieces, including a large flower vase which was awarded a gold prize at the 1900 Paris Exposition. In the Jikigura shop, visitors can easily get their hands on products deviating from the regular line specs normally only ever seen inside the factory. There's also a special tearoom which has a view of the Paris Exposition vase, and a pottery painting activity area. The ground's English lavender, which comes into bloom in early summer, is also a must-see.

    家内が深川製磁のファンなので、年に何度か訪問します。 私の好みではないせいか、随分と高いという印象です。 アウトレット店の前の階段を昇りつめたところにある展示場の2階のカフェは、たいへん良い雰囲気で、流れている音楽も私好みで、ここでケーキとコーヒーのセットをいただくのは大好きです。

  • Chokokan
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    3.5
    36 Reviews
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    Saga Saga-shi Matsubara 2-5-22
    A museum presenting the history and heirlooms of the Nabeshima clan, Saga feudal lords. The extensive collection includes weapons, drawings, paintings, ceramics, tea utensils, etc. The first floor of the historic building, which opened in 1927, is an exhibition room that showcases the history of the Nabeshima clan according to a set theme year round.

    鍋島侯爵家が建てた博物館で、佐嘉神社の西隣に建っています。佐賀城跡とは濠を挟んで北側に位置していますので、一緒に見学すると良いでしょう。駅からも歩いて行けますがバスを使っても良いと思います。最寄りのバス停は県庁前か佐嘉神社前です。 元々は博物館として建てられており、現在も鍋島家縁の文物が展示されています。昭和になってから建てられているので、外見は昭和モダンを感じさせます。通年で公開はされておらず...

  • Kakiemongama
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    4.5
    24 Reviews
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    Saga Pref. Nishimatsuragunaritachou Nanzan Ding 352
    A pottery workshop which was once operated by Sakaida Kakiemon, a renowned potter from Arita Town in Saga Prefecture. The Kakiemon style is characterized by the use of red paint baked onto a beautiful milky-white pottery base called nigoshide. The workshop’s pieces began being exported around the world starting in the Edo period and remain popular to this day. The workshop is adjoined by a museum where visitors can learn about its 380 year history and view actual pieces from various time periods.

    有田焼の有名窯元で一度は行ってみたかったので今回訪問させてもらいました。 店内の内外装も雰囲気も良く上品なオーラがありましたが商品も素人がみてもわかるくらい高そうで高級な感じがしました。

  • Kono Park Children's Amusement Park
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    4.5
    9 Reviews
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    Saga Pref. Sagashi Kamizono 4-1-3
    An amusement park with free admission located in Kono Park in 4-Chome Kamizono, Saga City. Facilities include a steam locomotive which circles the park, a miniature roller coaster, swing ride, and other rides; playground equipment like a ball pool, trampoline, free slide; and a games corner. There's also an adjoining small animal zoo.

    子供の頃、よく親に連れて行ってもらいました。今は帰省がてら娘を連れて行ってます。入園も無料だし、親子フリーパスで2000円で利用できるのは非常にありがたいです。初めての遊園地にはおすすめです。

  • Saga Higata Yoka Park
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    4.0
    7 Reviews
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    Saga Pref. Sagashi Higashiyokachoushimokoga 2885-2
    A park located in Shimokoga, Higashiyoka-cho, Saga City. Adjoining the Higashi-Yoka Higata Tideland, which is registered under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, visitors can view mudskippers and other tidal flat dwellers as well as wild birds and Shichimenso, a plant which thrives in high salinity waters. Facilities include a playground with a boat-shaped piece of play equipment the same size as the Ryofu-maru, Saga Domain's first practical steamship; and a course where visitors can ride unusual and interesting bicycles. In summer, children can play in a shallow water park area.

    Higata Yoka Park is located just beside Yoka Higashi tidal land, which is known for Suaeda Japonica. There is a free observatory, from which you can enjoy a wonderful view of the tidal land. It is an...

  • Nakatomi Memorial Medicine Museum
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    4.0
    16 Reviews
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    Saga Pref. Tosushi Kounoemachi 288-1
    This museum is in Tosu City, Saga Prefecture, and was built in 1995 to commemorate the 145th anniversary of the founding of Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd, as Tashiro Baiyaku. This museum is dedicated to pharmaceutical and medical history, and stands out for its two story building, designed by an Italian sculptor. Its displays include a recreation of the end of the 19th century British pharmacy, and materials from Tashiro Baiyaku.

    JAFカードで入場料が100円割引になります。外観もいいですが、館内展示も工夫されています。薬草園はイマイチでしたが、敷地自体は整備されていて気持ちがいいです。江戸時代の薬問屋が再現されていたり、薬ができる過程が実際に使われていた道具とともに説明されていたので、時代小説好きの私には小説の世界が理解できてとても面白かったです!昔の薬のラベルの展示では、そのデザインがお洒落で目をひきました。

  • Mallage Saga
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    Saga Pref. Sagashi Kosemachi Ushijima 730
    A shopping mall located in Ushijima, Kose-machi, Saga City. The mall hosts fashionable apparel shops; boutiques; a food court; a large discount store; a supermarket; a video game arcade, movie theater, and other amusement facilities. The mall also holds workshops for children every third Sunday of the month plus concerts by singers and other events.
  • Ekimae Real Estate Stadium
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    Saga Pref. Tosushi Kyoumachi 812
    This playing field in Tosu City, Saga Prefecture is famous for being the home ground for pro soccer team Sagan Tosu. The three-tiered stadium can hold 25,000 spectators, and is the first in Japan to use a pure iron frame. The field is natural grass, and the stand supports are all designed after a bronze sword excavated from a city archaeological site. From February 2019, it became known as Ekimae Fudosan Stadium.
  • Kaiyu Fureai Park
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    3.5
    6 Reviews
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    Saga Ogi-shi Ashikaricho Nagata 3033-1

    ネトネトの干潟?にカニがたくさんいるのが見られました。 ムツゴロウもいました。 一部はスロープになっていて海の方に伸びていましたが、その場所は船を上げたり下ろしたりするのだとおもいます。

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Away from the fast-paced cities of mainland Japan, Kyushu’s Saga prefecture offers quaint towns and cities known for their traditional crafts, particularly ceramics. Rich in kaolin (a type of clay), Saga became the homeland of Arita ware, a delicate, decorative porcelain that is now celebrated worldwide and can be discovered in the towns of Arita, Imari, and Karatsu.

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