Shopping Spots in Saga Area

  • TOSU PREMIUM OUTLETS
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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...

  • Yoyokaku Gallery
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    4.5
    92 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...

  • The Arita Ceramics Sato Plaza Arita-ware Wholesale Area
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    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...

  • 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.
  • Karatsu City Furusato Kaikan Arpino
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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.

    Bel centro storico arroccato su un colle con uno spuntone che guarda ad ovest verso il fiume.. bella da vedere e,da vivere!

  • Fukagawa Seiji (Main Store)
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    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...

  • Manbo (Morning Market Street Shop)
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    21 Reviews
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    Saga Pref. Karatsushi Yobukochouyobuko 4185-11
    A shop located in Yobuko, Yobuko-cho, Karatsu City which sells squid shumai steamed dumplings, a Yobuko specialty. In addition to light and airy squid shumai made with the tender upper body of the squid, the shop also sells squid manju steamed buns, squid tentacle tempura, and more. The shop's main location in Tononoura Yobuko-cho is famous for having invented squid shumai.

    呼子の港で朝市があった!朝からたくさんの人がいるが、せっかく呼びまで来たのだから港から下ろしたてのイカを食べられて満足!

  • Yobuko Morning Market
    Shopping
    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.
  • 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。

  • Karatsu Burger Matsubara Main Shop
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    6 Reviews
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    Karatsu City, Saga Prefecture Rainbow Matsubara
    A local burger sold at the Nijinomatsubara parking area in Karatsu City. People love these hearty burgers slathered in a distinctive sweet sauce and sandwiched between a crisply toasted bun. The burgers are fresh-made inside a mobile kitchen car and brought to your vehicle or nearby bench when your order is cooked.

    It is walking distance from Seaside Hotel, walking along the old pine tree street. There is a walking pass (you will find the pass once you get in), so follow it and you will find the van making and...

  • Gallery Arita
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    4.5
    59 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."

    We were recommended to come here by the tourist centre. There did not seem a lot open when we arrived on the Tuesday afternoon following a national holiday on the Monday. We both had the fried...

  • TAIRYOU SENKA
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    10 Reviews
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    Saga Pref. Karatsushi Yobukochouyobuko 1740-11
    A wholesaler for JF Saga Genkai Fisherman’s Association in “Yobuko Daiba Minato Plaza”, they have a full selection of fresh squid, sea urchin, turban shell, abalone, mackerel, sea bream and other seafood, as well as packed meat, fruits, and regional goods. There is a restaurant, a barbeque corner for cooking the seafood just purchased at the wholesaler, and an adjacent bathing facility Yobuko Daiba no Yu where you get a full view of Yobuko Ohashi Bridge and Yobuko Bay.

    「河太郎」のお隣にある漁協の直売所です。土産屋でもあるかなと安くて新鮮なものが食べられるのではないかと思って入ってみました。握り寿司、イカの活造り、海鮮バーベキュー(炭代は必要)が楽しめます。イカの活造りはサイズは小さいですが、安くて新鮮です。イカの調理は目の前でやってくれるので、その手さばきを見るだけでも価値があります。イートインスペースで席を見つけると、卓上にある醤油とワサビを付けていただきま...

  • Mallage Saga
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    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。

  • 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

  • Kiya Asaichi-dori Fisherman's Fish Market
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    8 Reviews
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    Saga Pref. Karatsushi Yobukochouyobuko 3764-31
    A fish market situated along the Yobuko Morning Market Street in Yobuko Yobuko-cho, Karatsu City. The market sells local, fresh seafood and process seafood products like dried fish. Visitors can also purchase sashimi and sushi and eat their purchases in the provided space on the second floor.

    地元の方がずらりと並び、お店を展開しています。今回はこちらで干物、乾燥のり、のりの佃煮などを見ました。どれも美味しかったです!

  • Noritake Factory Outlet Imari
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    7 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.

    どれも欲しくなり迷うくらい素敵な磁器がたくさんありました。 やはりアウトレットだけあって安い。だけど、そこそこの値段。 旅行の記念に、思い切って大皿を一枚買いました。

  • Farmer's Market Macchan
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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。

  • Aikawa Tea Stall
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    Saga Ureshino-shi Ureshinomachi Shimojuku Ko 4002-1
    A shop that brings the pleasures of tea to daily life. Without additives or preservatives, its products feature the fine aftertaste inherent in tea. It is also nice that they have about 7 kinds of tea available for takeout, such as steamed green tea, black tea, and mint hojicha. You can get each variety hot or iced.

    嬉野温泉のバスターミナルからはだいぶ歩きますが、美味しいお茶をいただけました。 お茶は何煎かいただけるように火にかけたお湯のポットも置いてくれます。 販売コーナーでは直売所ということで10%オフでお茶が買えます(現金の場合のみ) 喫茶で飲んだ嬉野茶も美味しかったのですが、お土産には「パンに合う紅茶」というのを買いました。色んなお茶が置かれていてどれにしようか迷いました。 テイクアウト用は色んな...

  • Outaya Kashiho
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    2 Reviews
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    Saga Ureshino-shi Ureshinomachi Shimojuku Otsu 608-2
    One of the oldest confectionery shops in Ureshino and operating since the Meiji period, it's been in business at the west end of the shopping street for about 80 years. Their case is full of whimsically named sweets with various Japanese plays on words. They focus on moist baked sweets and have lots of sweets with Ureshino or black tea worked into the dough.

    7月中旬嬉野温泉逗留中の観光客として来店しました。ホテルからテクテク30分くらいかなと予想しましたが、当日は超がつくほどの猛暑日。歩きはあきらめて車で来店。温泉街の外れにあるJRバス営業所(バス溜り)の隣でした。店先に数台分の専用駐車場あり。 店構えはコテコテのお菓子屋でしたが、店内はお菓子売り場と雑貨売り場のミックス。店の奥から現れた店主は愛想なし。あんた何しに来た?みたいな顔つき。お目当ての...

  • 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.

    We dropped into this beautiful cafe/gallery for lunch. The food was fresh and delicious and the service prompt and helpful. What was most outstanding however was the kindness of the proprietor who is...

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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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