Shopping Spots in Saga Area

  • TOSU PREMIUM OUTLETS
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    4.0
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    Saga Pref. Tosushi Yayoigaoka 8-1
    This outlet mall with a stylish, exotic atmosphere reminiscent of a southern Californian town features a range of 150 shops mostly dedicated to brands and fashion. With breast-feeding rooms and playgrounds, parents can feel comfortable bringing young children. The place is bulging with shoppers during the “premium outlet bargain” sale held twice a year. There are also seasonal events including illuminations.

    This is our 3rd visit to a Premium Outlet in Japan - Rinku outside Osaka, Gotemba outside Tokyo and now Tosu outside Fukuoka. Easy to Waze to with ample free parking. Similar in style and format...

  • The Arita Ceramics Sato Plaza Arita-ware Wholesale Area
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    4.0
    79 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Saga Pref. Nishimatsuragunaritachou Akasaka Hiei 2351-170
    This Arita ware specialist shopping mall deals in all kinds of porcelain, from daily use to business to gifts and fine art. In a 6,600 square meter facility, 22 shops are lined side-by-side along a 200-meter central road. Here one can enjoy a relaxing shopping experience, or take a break at a rest stop or restaurant. As the whole building is barrier-free, both wheelchairs and baby strollers are easy to use.

    Best place to see different types of ceramics made by different companies. Affordable also. An exhibition of different, but amazing porcelains. Some with the little spots or smudge will be sold much...

  • Yoyokaku Gallery
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    4.5
    93 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saga Pref. Karatsushi Higashikaratsu 2-4-40
    A pottery gallery located inside the Yoyokaku ryokan inn in 2-Chome Higashi karatsu, Karatsu City. Pieces crafted by the Ryutagama pottery studio in Mirukashi, Karatsu City are displayed in the gallery. The gallery has three exhibition rooms, and, in addition to works by studio head Takashi Nakazato and his eldest son Taki, the gallery also displays pieces from Nakazato's second daughter Hanako Nakazato's studio monohanako.

    We stayed here for one night before leaving Kyushu. This traditional ryokan has been serving travelers for more than 130 years and currently managed by fourth generation owners Mr and Mrs Okachi...

  • Karatsu City Furusato Kaikan Arpino
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    3.5
    36 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.

    2階が陶器市だそうですが休館していたので1階のお土産物店だけによりました。フロアは広く、銘菓系はもちろんポリポリむつごろうやワラスボなどのお土産も充実、カラフルな曳山ガムも置いていました。後で佐賀駅のお土産物屋さんにも寄ったのですが、生菓子以外は同等といえるほど充実した品ぞろえでした。お勧めです。

  • Mallage Saga
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    4.0
    10 Reviews
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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.

    佐賀市にあるショッピングモールです。今回、初めて訪問しました。 JR佐賀駅前のバスセンターからバスが出ており15分くらいで到着します。 ただ無料駐車場があるので、車で来る方が便利ですね。 フードウェイというスーパーに行きましたが、圧倒的に地元の方の利用が多いですね。 映画館や飲食店、ファッション関係など様々なお店があるので、便利だと思います。

  • Yobuko Morning Market
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    3.5
    237 Reviews
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    Yobuko cho Karatsu City, Saga Prefecture
    One of Japan’s three largest morning markets, Yobuko operates 364 days a year (only closing on New Year’s Day). Open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., on weekdays some 40 stands operate and 60 on weekends and holidays. The market is particularly famous for its squid ikizukuri sashimi, made with a variety of squid throughout the year. In addition to the squid, visitors are encouraged to try the mackerel ikizukuri, which is fast becoming a new specialty for the market. Take the Showa Bus bound for Yobuko at Oteguchi Bus Center in front of JR Karatsu Station and get off at the Yobuko stop; the market is just a three-minute walk from there. 30 minutes by car.

    We arrived at this morning market around 11:00 and it was in the stages of closing. Had a great time wandering among the stalls. You can try sea urchins, and other tasty sea food. I had sweet honey...

  • Marine Center Osakanamura
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    4.0
    23 Reviews
    Shopping
    Saga Karatsu-shi Hamatamamachi Hamasaki 1922
    This seafood shop and restaurant is located in Hamasaki, Hamatama-machi, Karatsu City. The shop area sells fresh fish caught in the waters off Karatsu, squid shumai dumplings and other foods, and local specialty products and other souvenirs. The shop's dried fish are particularly popular and are made in the company's own factory using fish chosen by the discerning eyes of experienced professionals, natural salt, and hot spring water. The shop area is also adjoined by a large restaurant area with seating for 300 people which serves seafood cuisine made using seasonal fish.

    とにかくお土産が何でもある。店の名前の通り、鮮魚が充実しています。トイレもあるし、広いし、何でも買えるので、大量買いにおすすめの休憩所です。

  • Youme Town Saga
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.
  • Takeo Onsen Bussankan
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    3.5
    19 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Saga Pref. Takeoshi Takeochou Shouwa 805
    A local specialty products market situated along the Takeo bypass in Showa, Takeo-cho, Takeo City. Here visitors can purchase local specialty products and souvenirs, including confections, seafood, tea, and pottery. There's also a farmer's market selling local farm vegetables. The market is adjoined by Okkasan no Ichizen Meshiya, a self-service side dish style restaurant where you can eat local home style cooking. The market also holds classes in which you can paint a traditional Yumino doll (advance reservation required).

    日帰りバスツアーで利用しました。いわゆる道の駅で、地元産の野菜や果物、お菓子、お土産物などを売っています。新鮮で安いです。

  • Fukagawa Seiji (Main Store)
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    4.0
    23 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Saga Pref. Nishimatsuragunaritachou Koubira 1-1-8
    "Arita is the first place in Japan where porcelain was made. From the 17th century onward, Arita ware was an important product of what was once Saga-Nabeshima Domain and was extensively exported abroad, where it is known and loved as ""Imari ware,"" ""Ko-Imari,"" and ""Old Imari."" Fukagawa Seiji, a company which furthered global interest in Arita ware and which converted it into an art form, was founded in 1894 by Chuji Fukagawa, and Fukagawa erected Fukagawa Seiji's flagship store right here in Arita with the intent of welcoming customers from around the world. Even today, the structure retains a strong atmosphere redolent of the bygone Meiji and Taisho periods; the exterior of the building is covered in scratch tile, while the interior is decorated with floor mosaics and stained-glass windows. In the second-floor museum, visitors can view outstanding pieces crafted by Fukagawa Seiji bearing the distinct ""Meiji modern"" design style (advance reservation required). Today, the building and collection of the second-floor museum have received the Heritage of Industrial Modernization designation."

    The ceramics festival starts April 29th. The Fukagawa shops are a 40 minute walk from Arita station. There is only a shuttle bus during the festival. Good thing - you can ask them to call a cab for...

  • Imari Nabeshima Gallery
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    3.5
    12 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saga Imari Shintencho 622-13 Imari Sta. 2F (Matsuura Railway Side)

    This gallery is located on the second floor of Matsuura Railway Imari station. The entrance costs ca.$3, but it is worth. Some masterpieces of Imari ceramics are compactly displayed. It is neither...

  • Farmer's Market Macchan
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    4.0
    3 Reviews
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    Saga Pref. Sagashi Mitsusemurayuzuriha 246-1
    A farmers market situated along National Route 263 in Yuzuriha, Mitsuse-mura, Saga City. Here visitors can buy fresh vegetables picked that very morning, rice from Mitsuse-mura and Fuji-cho, and other agricultural products; homemade Zaruyose tofu made with soybeans grown in the prefecture; Japanese pickles; fried foods; manju buns; and more. You can eat your purchases in the adjoining eat-in space or enjoy a lunch buffet consisting of dishes made with fresh, local vegetables sold by weight.

    福岡のローカルTV番組でよく紹介される店です。安いのでたいてい駐車場もいっぱいです。この日は小雨混じりだったせいか、お客さんも少なめで第一駐車場にすぐにはいれました。きな粉パン、きな粉もち、ごぼうを買って帰りました。

  • Hizen Yoshida-Yaki Pottery Hall
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    3.5
    10 Reviews
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    Saga Ureshino-shi Ureshinomachi Yoshida Tei 4525-1
    A facility dedicated to Hizen Yoshida ware where you can experience making ceramics by hand and painting them. Hizen Yoshida ware is said to have originated with Yoshida Zaemon Iemune in 1577. It is often used for items like rice bowls, teacups, sake cups, teapots, and earthenware bottles. The hall exhibits and sells the leading work of the pottery studios around the ceramic district of Yoshida Saraya.

    This place, the capital of Saga Prefacture, is a place full of pottery things. Will come back again to see great pottery

  • Takatoriyama Park Wanpaku-kan
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    3.5
    3 Reviews
    Shopping
    Saga Kanzaki-shi Sefurimachi Hirotaki 1472

    高取山公園「わんぱく王国・そよ風の丘」の園内にある物産館です。3月上旬公園を下見するために訪れた県外からの観光客として初来店。悪天候の平日午後だったせいか、園内も館内もシーン。レストランはお休み。スタッフもお茶引き状態。レジのお姉さんは「サクラやツツジの頃は最高なんですが、今日は・・・」と申し訳なさそう。結局、トイレを借りて、飲み物だけ買い求めて退散しました。

  • Noritake Factory Outlet Imari
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    4.0
    6 Reviews
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    Saga Pref. Imarishi Higashiyamashirochou Nagahama 120-3
    Noritake got its start as a small knickknack shop which opened on New York’s Sixth Avenue in 1876. Here at this outlet shop you can buy Noritake tableware, such as ever-so-slightly bluish white porcelains and milky white bone China characterized by its delicacy and warmth. The closest station is Higashi-Yamashiro Station on the Matsuura Nishi-Kyushu Line.

    カーナビに出た道をそのまま行きました。途中から案内表示もありました。工業団地の一角にノリタケの工場があり門から車でそのまま入り左のほうへ案内のとおりに行くとアウトレットショップの前の駐車場に着きました。なかに入るとスタッフがひとりおり、品物は豊富でお買い得感満載でした。意外でしたが和食器も一部ありました。工場限定のマグカップと箸のセットを買って帰りました。マグカップは箱なしでセルフで包装でした。

  • Karatsu Umakamon Ichiba
    Shopping
    Saga Pref. Karatsushi Kuri 1961-2
    A farmers market situated along Prefectural Route 40 in Kuri, Karatsu City. Here visitors can purchase fruits, vegetables, and other agricultural products from Karatsu City and Genkai Town; Saga beef and other meats and seafood; and prepared and processed foods. The adjoining restaurant offers a lunch all-you-can-eat buffet; noodles, curry, and other light meals; Japanese style yakiniku barbecue, and other dishes crafted with a focus on local production for local consumption.
  • Imari Nabeshima Ware Hall
    Travel / Tourism
    Saga Pref. Imarishi Okawachichou Okawauchi Yutaka 1806
    This facility exhibits and sells porcelain created by 24 pottery workshops affiliated with the Imari Nabeshima Ware Cooperative. In the Edo period, Okawachiyama was where the government-sponsored pottery workshop of Saga Domain (ruled by the Nabeshima clan) was located; today, it is a pottery town nicknamed the “Village of the Secret Kiln.” The pieces crafted by each workshop are displayed separately in the facility, making clear their unique characteristics. A café space also adjoins the facility where you can enjoy coffee served in a Nabeshima ware cup.
  • ARITA PORCELAIN LAB
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    Saga Pref. Nishimatsuragunaritachou Kamikouhira 1-11-3
    A pottery shop located in 1-Chome Kamikohira, Arita Town, Nishimatsuura County, Saga Prefecture. The shop is the flagship location for the ARITA PORCELAIN LAB brand developed by Yazaemon-gama, a pottery studio established in 1804. The shop sells Arita ware tableware which combines traditional techniques with designs suited to modern lifestyles. There's also an adjoining cafe which serves dishes made with local ingredients on the brand's tableware.

    有田焼のお店で、カフェレストランが併設されています。コロナ対応で席はゆったり配置ですが、自分たちだけだったので、貸し切り気分でお茶を楽しみました。ラデュレとのコラボの器もあり素敵。紅茶にかぎり、器が選べる。カフェオレとかはえらべない。パーキングは一応あるが、2台なので、車で大勢でいくのにはむかない。

  • Gallery Arita
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    4.5
    62 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saga Pref. Nishimatsuragunaritachou Honmachi Otsu 3057
    "A cafe situated along National Route 35 in Otsu, Hon-machi, Arita Town, Nishimatsuura County, Saga Prefecture. The cafe serves a gozen meal, which comes with Arita's famous godofu tofu; ""Arita-yaki Gozen"", a meal consisting of an assortment of local delicacies served on Arita ware; Imari beef curry, Imari beef steaks; and Imari beef hamburg steaks. During teatime, the establishment also offers toast and pancakes topped with ice cream. Order a hot drink and you can choose which coffee cup it will be served in from among some 2,000 on display in the cafe."

    A lovely place to enjoy lunch and explore porcelain. Especially the choosing of your tea or coffee cup makes the experience enjoyable. Nice curries.

  • Ureshino Ochachamura
    Travel / Tourism
    Saga Pref. Ureshinoshi Ureshinomachiwayagawachi No. 3537
    A green tea processing factory situated along National Route 34 in Iwayagawachi, Ureshino-machi, Ureshino City. Surrounded by tea fields, inside visitors can see how tea is made. Visitors can also sample the factory's teas and purchase freshly- made tea leaves at reasonable prices in the factory's shop.

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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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