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.

    We have heard about this largest & Premium outlet in Kyushu so planned a trip here. But it was really not convenient as cited by some TA, From Tosu JR sta the bus stop is a walk and surprised the...

  • The Arita Ceramics Sato Plaza Arita-ware Wholesale Area
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    4.0
    87 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...

  • Yobuko Morning Market
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    3.5
    239 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...

  • 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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    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。

  • Farmer's Market Macchan
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    3.5
    19 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.

    友達とのドライブ中に立ち寄りました!産直と食堂のような施設が融合しています。ざる豆腐がお目当てでしたがほかほかでなめらかなお豆腐はすっごく美味しかったです!セルフで取っていける手作りのゆず胡椒はかなり辛いので入れすぎ注意笑! 第一駐車場は込み合ってたので第二駐車場が穴場です。

  • Takeo Onsen Bussankan
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    21 Reviews
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    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).

    佐賀のお土産物を売っている、いわゆる道の駅です。ツアーの最後に訪問しました。佐賀の地域クーポンを3000円分頂いたので、それを使い切るように、あれこれと見て回りました。嬉野茶と、小城羊羹を買い、上手に使い切りました。

  • Fukagawa Seiji (Main Store)
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    25 Reviews
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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."

    有田焼の名店ともいえる深川製磁。有田の旧道沿いに残る古い町並みの中央あたりに、深川製磁の本店がありました。さすがに、歴史と気品を感じる建物で、道路を挟んだ向かいには広い駐車場もありました。 店内に入ると、美術館のように、深川製磁の有田焼が並んでいます。ゆっくりと店内を見て歩こうとしていたら、お茶のサービスもありました。 途中で、一目見て「これ、ほしいなあ」と思ったお皿がありました。店内を一回...

  • Mallage Saga
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.
  • 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

  • Noritake Factory Outlet Imari
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    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。

  • Oshugama Tensei
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    5 Reviews
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    Saga Imari Okawachicho Hei 210
    A pottery that mainly makes incense burners. They have an exhibition space in front of the parking lot at Okawachiyama, a little-known pottery village. It displays daily items like coffee cups and flower vases, as well as original incense holders carved from camellia wood. They have an array of work imbued with the dignity and sensitivity of the Nabeshima tradition.

    大秀窯は、焼き物のふるさとである大川内山の入り口に架かる鍋島藩窯橋の下側のたもとのそばにありました。 おしゃれで素敵なギャラリーには、作品がとても美しく並べられていました。この地の青磁原石を使っているという青磁を生かした作品は、その微妙で繊細な色とデザインが、本当に素晴らしかったです。

  • Karatsu Umakamon Ichiba
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    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.
  • Manbo (Morning Market Street Shop)
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    20 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!

  • Amanatsu Kachan
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    Saga Karatsu-shi Yobukocho Kabeshima 3748
    A specialty product of Yobuko, Kyushu, which has won a prize in an environmentally friendly agriculture promotion contest, amanatsu jelly is made from healthy amanatsu (sweet summer orange) harvested from the best soil with the power to purify bacteria by using fermented organic fertilizers and useful microbial group enzymes. It is also popular as an ordered sweet.

    こじんまりとしたお店で、試食の甘夏ゼリーなど丁寧にお皿に入れて出してくださり嬉しかったです。 味は、さっぱりしていて甘夏の素材を活かした味で、どこか懐かしい優しい味でまた食べたいと思わされる味でした。 店員さんも優しい雰囲気で良かったです!

  • Nao Tesuki Washi
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    Saga Saga-shi Yamatocho Nao 4756
    Nao washi paper is said to have begun with the introduction of papermaking to Nao Village by its headman Nodomi Yoshisuke in 1690. Typically, a mulberry species known as kozo is used to make Japanese paper, but Nao washi is made with kajinoki mulberry which grows naturally in the Nao area. As the fibers are long and intertwine more readily with each than kozo mulberry, even thin paper is quite durable. The studio holds tours where you can observe the papermaking process, as well as workshops. Reservations aren't required, but you might want to contact them in advance.

    太宰府、吉野ヶ里と回るついでに訪問。 和紙を加工してランプなどの工芸品にしたりいろいろと商品も多い。 資料の展示もあり手漉きの体験もありました。 時間がなくてできなかったのが残念。 館内の窓にある肥前名尾和紙の障子を透いて手に当たる 日の光の優しさは印象的でした。

  • 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
    67 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
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    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.

    Stopped by a green tea factory and shop in Ureshino Ochachamura at Saga Prefecture in way to Nagasaki. Tasted various green tea and bought cold green tea bags. Very nice and fragrant to drink cold.

  • Yobuko Daiba Minato Plaza
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saga Pref. Karatsushi Yobukochouyobuko 1740-11
    A market situated along National Route 382 in Yobuko, Yobuko-cho, Karatsu City. In the Tairyou Senka farmers market, visitors can buy fresh seafood, meats, produce, and local specialty products. Visitors can grill and eat the seafood they bought in a provided barbecue corner which also offers a buffet of sushi made with fresh seafood plus tempura made with fresh squid caught that very day. Additional facilities include the Yobuko Daiba no Yu bathhouse where visitors can enjoy a bath along with a sweeping view of Yobuko Bay, and a marine food processing plant.

Saga Areas

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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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