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  • Imari Nabeshima Ware Hall
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    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.
  • Koransha Main Store
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    4.5
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    Saga Pref. Nishimatsuragunaritachou Koubira 1-3-8
    A renowned studio founded by a porcelain manufacturer in 1875. The studio produces Arita ware which has won prizes in contests around the world. The studio’s distinctive hard white porcelain decorated with splendid designs are even referred to as the “Koransha style” and are highly praised. The studio’s showroom displays Koransha art pieces and items supplied to the Imperial household as well as everyday goods like fountain pens and tableware. The perfect place to search for a souvenir or present that is a cut above.

    焼き物の町、有田町の中でも有名な「香蘭社本店」。有田町の重要伝統的建造物群保存地区に指定された町並みの中にあります。建物自体が100年以上の歴史があります。有田焼の歴史は400年。香蘭社の会社としての歴史は今年で丁度140年だそうです。 本店の一階はショールーム。二階が歴史的な磁器が多数展示されています。観るだけならタダなのでしっかり鑑賞したいところです。19世紀から20世紀の変わり目の時代に欧...

  • Sehyogama Tobako
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    Saga Pref. Imarishi Okawachichou Otsu 1982
    This shop is located in Imari City, Saga Prefecture. It is directly managed by Imari Ware, and sells a wide variety of products with the theme of “A new wind from Imari.” Inside, there are a range of wares, from brand new Imari and Nabeshima Wares, to everyday dishes and luxury items. Many of these are white dishes, which makes them easy to use in a household setting. Also in the shop, is Cafe Hibiki, where customers can enjoy coffee and sweets on dishes baked in the Sehyou kiln. Visitors can also pop in for a break from walking and exploring. *The Cafe Hibiki is currently closed (as of October 2018).
  • Noritake Factory Outlet Imari
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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。

  • 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.
  • ARITA PORCELAIN LAB
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    4.5
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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.

    武雄でランチをし、出てきた器を見て直ぐにこちらへ伺いました。有田の器がとても進化していると感じ驚きました。お料理がまた違って見えるのではないかと思います。 ギャリーを拝見した後にその器を使った併設のカフェへ。とてもおしゃれです。そして広くゆったりしています。 パリのラデュレのオリジナルティーもありました。 ランチもあるとこ事で、次回はお昼に伺いたいとおもいます。 お店の隣に車が停められます。

  • Gallery Arita
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    57 Reviews
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    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...

  • 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。

  • 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...

  • Karatsu City Furusato Kaikan Arpino
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    34 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.

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

  • Nabeshima Oniwayaki
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    Saga Pref. Imarishi Okawachichou Otsu 1822-1
    A pottery studio located Otsu Okawachi-cho, Imari City. One of the pottery studios situated in Okawachiyama, an area which was home to pottery studios which officially supplied what was Nabeshima Domain from the Edo to the Meiji periods, this studio is the only one currently in operation which can trace its lineage directly to one of these fabled official kilns. The studio was the only one permitted by Nabeshima Domain to use the apricot leaf mark still imprinted on the backs of the studio's pieces.
  • Takeo Onsen Bussankan
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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).

    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。

  • Yoyokaku Gallery
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    4.5
    92 Reviews
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    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...

  • Marubun
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    Saga Pref. Nishimatsuragunaritachou Akasaka 1-12351-169
    A tableware shop located in the Arita Sera pottery mall in Akasaka, Arita Town, Nishimatsuura County. The shop sells a variety of products with a focus on Arita ware such as the “ultimate ramen bowl,” a bowl designed to make even instant ramen noodles eaten at home taste as good as possible.
  • toto Handling TSUTAYA Tosu
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    Saga Tosu-shi Hondosumachi 537-1 Frespo Tosu
  • toto Handling THE SAGAN
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    Saga Saga-shi Gofukumotomachi 1-7
  • toto Handling Ushizu Serio Lottery Uriba
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    Saga Ogi-shi Ushizucho Kakihise 1062-1
  • toto toriatukai yutoku Laravel Takarakujiuriba
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    Saga Pref. Kashimashi Noudomibun 2-1
  • toto Handling A Co-op Yamamoto Lottery Uriba
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    Saga Karatsu-shi Yamamoto 1390
  • toto toriatukai Maryland Takeo takarakujiuriba
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    Saga Pref. Takeoshi Asahichou Amagu 1308 Maryland lottery stand in Takeo

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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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