Sightseeing Spot Spots in Saga Area

  • Takeo-jinja Shrine (The Great Takeo Camphor Tree)
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    Saga Pref. Takeoshi Takeochou Takeo 5327
    This towering camphor tree is on the grounds of Takeo-jinja Shrine in Saga Prefecture. Follow the small path from the main hall through the bamboo grove and you'll find it. The seventh largest tree in Japan, it's 30 meters tall, 20 meters in diameter, and the branches spread for over 30 meters. The trunk is hollow, and the inside covers about 20 square meters. It's said to be 3,000 years old, and it's paid special respect as the shrine's sacred tree. A Shinto god known as Tenjin is enshrined in the cavity.

    Visited Takeo onsen temple and came across this giant tree. Nothing too impressive honestly it just a tree. One would probably spend 5 minutes to take a photo before headed to another spot. Can omit...

  • Imari Nabeshima Pottery Gallery
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    Saga Imari Okawachicho Otsu 1806
    "This pottery town showcases ""Nabeshima porcelain"". In 1675, the Nabeshima clan relocated a pottery kiln from Arita to Okawachiyama, and many kilns were created there. At the time, the technique of firing glazed porcelain in a high temperature kiln was kept secret, and for that reason, the Nabeshima feudal clan established checkpoints to strictly control the entrances and exits of Okawachiyama. Even today traces of the old town and checkpoints remain scattered around the city. Many potters still produce pottery and visitors can observe kilns and purchase ceramic wares."

    大川内山の入り口にあった伊万里鍋島焼会館。ここでは大川内山の多くの窯元ごとに作品が展示されているので、自分好みの窯元を見つけるのにとても便利な場所でした。その鍋島焼会館に併設されていたのが、こちらの喫茶コーナーでした。 店にはたくさんの窯元のコーヒーカップが並んでいて、お気に入りのカップを選んでコーヒーをいただくことができるんです。

  • Arita's Giant Ginkgo Tree
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    Saga Nishimatsuura-gun Aritacho Izumiyama 1-13
    This ginkgo tree at Izumiyama Benzaiten-jinja Shrine is about 40-meters high, 12-meters around at the roots, and has a crown reaching 31-meters east to west. It's about 1,000 years old. It could well be the largest ginkgo tree in Japan. It was designated a national Natural Monument in 1926. Every year from mid to late November, the leaves this enormous tree turn yellow, a brilliant show for the crowds of visitors.

    Near Izumiyama Benzaiten Shrine, there is a large Ginko tree. It is designated as a special natural treasure. From JR Kamiarita station, it takes less than 10 minutes’ walk. It is worth taking a look.

  • Izumiyama Magnet Field
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    Saga Pref. Nishimatsuragunaritachou Izumiyama 1-5
    Pottery stone, a raw material used to make Arita ware, was excavated here. Pottery stone was discovered here by Korean potter Yi Sam-pyeong in the early Edo period, giving rise to the first porcelain produced in Japan. Highly collectible early and old Imari ware were also made with the pottery stone from this site. The site is no longer used for mining but visitors can view the area from beyond a fence.
  • Mikaeri no Taki Waterfalls
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    Saga Pref. Karatsushi Ouchichouikisa
    "Mikaeri no Taki Waterfalls are on the Ikisa River, which has its source on Mt. Sakurei, in the northern part of Ochi Town. The falls have a drop of around 100 meters, and are included in the ""Top 100 Waterfalls of Japan."" Mikaeri no Taki Waterfalls are famous as a good spot for fishing, and also because of the many beautiful hydrangeas growing in the area near the falls. The first few hydrangeas were planted by an elderly lady whose family ran the nearby Seiryuso restaurant; other local residents subsequently planted more, and there are now approximately 40,000 hydrangea plants belonging to around 50 different varieties. ""Mikaeri no Taki Hydrangea Festival"" is held every year in June. There are hiking paths and a suspension bridge, and during the festival the hydrangeas are illuminated."
  • Kunenan
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    Saga Pref. Kanzakishi Kanzakimachikuha
    "A National Place of Scenic Beauty located in Ikuwa, Kanzaki-machi, Kanzaki City. The site consists of a garden and a villa which was built by Saga businessman Yataro Itami in 1892. Its name literally means the ""Nine Year Hermitage,"" a reference to the nine years it took to complete the garden. The site is opened to the general public each year in the fresh verdure of spring and the autumn foliage of fall."
  • Ogi Park
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    Saga Pref. Ogishi Ogimachi Honcho 185
    A park located in Ogi-machi, Ogi City. The park's grounds enclose a Shinto shrine, the former Ogi Domain Residence, and the Jirakuen, a garden created by Nabeshima Motoshige and Nabeshima Naoyoshi, the first and second lords of Ogi Domain, respectively. There are also tennis courts. A renowned destination for cherry blossom viewing, as well, some 3,000 cherry trees grow on the grounds. In addition, azaleas and wisteria bloom in the park from mid-April to May.
  • Terraced Rice Fields of Hamanoura
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    Saga Pref. Higashimatsuragungenkaichou Hamanoura
    A terraced rice field area located in Hamanoura, Genkai Town, Higashimatsuura County, Saga Prefecture. The 11.5-hectare area consists of 283 terraced rice fields of varying shapes and sizes built on slopes facing a cove. Visitors can enjoy such seasonal sights as the terraced rice fields filled with water and sun set over the ocean beyond. There are observatories in the area from which visitors can take in the fields and on long holidays the place bustles with tourists.
  • Kazenomieruoka Park
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    Saga Pref. Karatsushi Yobukochoukabeshima 3279-1
    A park located on Kabe Island in Yobuko-cho, Karatsu City. Located on a hill on Kabe Island on the opposite side of the Yobuko Ohashi Bridge from Tononoura, the park offers a sweeping view encompassing the Genkai Sea, Yobuko Bay, and Yobuko Ohashi Bridge. The park is symbolized by its famous white windmill. Other facilities include a rest house.
  • Kumanokawa Onsen Fireflies
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    Saga Saga-shi Fujicho
    Located 200-meters above sea level on the upper reaches of the Kase River, Furuyu Onsen has a long history. The Eiryu spring (today's Eiryu Onsen) was discovered in the time of Emperor Korei, and Kakureisen was discovered during the time of Empress Koken by two old men. If you stay at one of seven participating inns from the middle to the end of June, you can also participate in firefly viewing (reservations required).
  • Ariake Sea Tidal Flat Experience
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    Saga Kashima-shi Otonari Ko 4427-6 Roadside Station Kashima
    Ariake Sea Tidal Flat Experience programs are held from mid-April to October on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, including Golden Week in May. Reception is at Roadside Station Kashima on the Ariake Sea; it is fully equipped with changing rooms and hot showers. After an introduction on how to make the most of your time at the tidal flats, you'll be able to enjoy them as you please. You might even encounter mudskippers. Reservations are required except for during summer vacation when individuals, families, and small groups can join in without one.
  • Gion River Fireflies
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    Saga Ogi-shi Ogimachi Matsuo
    "Gion River is one of the best-known spots for fireflies in Kyushu, with a species called Genjibotaru active from late May to early June. With fireflies numbering in the hundreds of thousands, the area has been selected as one of Japan's ""Top 100 Spots for Local Wildlife."" Free shuttle buses are also available during the peak season."
  • Ushinoo Plum Grove
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    Saga Ogi-shi Ogimachi Ikenoue 3999-4 Surrounding area
    About 5,000 plum trees burst into bloom from late February to early March across the Mt. Ushio area. During the season, plum growers and local residents in the Sanri area hold a plum blossom festival every year. At that time there's a stage with various events, sales of specialty products made with plums, and other activities. It's held at the center of Ushinoo Plum Grove; there's a 20-car parking lot, but during the festival, traffic is restricted, and a shuttle bus operates.
  • Ryosenji Temple Ruins
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    Saga Kanzaki-gun Yoshinogaricho Matsuguma
    This Buddhist temple is said to have been founded in 709 on the orders of Empress Genmei by the priest Tanyo Shonin. While it was once one of the Kyushu's most important temples, today only the Otogohodo sanctuary from the Edo period remains. It is said to be the birthplace of Japanese tea cultivation.
  • Take Terrace Rice Fields
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    Saga Nishimatsuura-gun Aritacho Take Otsu 4214-71 (Tanada)
    Stepped rice terraces that are the result of the ingenuity and hard work of farmers over the years making effective use of the mountainous terrain. They are often found in the Sanya area of Arita. The ones in the Gaku district are so scenic they were selected as one of the Top 100 Terraced Rice Fields in Japan in 1999.
  • Yobuko Daiba Minato Plaza
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    Saga Karatsu-shi Yobukocho Yobuko 1740-11

    早朝唐津散歩を終え、バスに乗って呼子へ。唐津バスセンターから30...

  • Ennoji Temple
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    Saga Takeo Takeocho Tomioka Kawara 10513

    武雄温泉駅から徒歩20分位です。 桜のトンネルはSNS映えもすると思います。 緩やかな坂になっているのがまた良いです。 他の方の口コミですと車がたくさん停まっているとの事でしたが、 平日で更にはコロナの影響で人も殆ど居なかったので良いタイミングだったのかも知れません。

  • Bougain House Ureshino
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    Saga Pref. Ureshinoshi Ureshinomachiwayagawachi Kou 103-5

    嬉野温泉を訪れた際、宿泊したホテルで存在を知り、翌日訪れました。 お宿で割引券をいただきました。 中はそれほど広くはありませんが、かなり多くのお花を見ることができます。 アーチ状になった遊歩道にたくさんのブーゲンビリアがあり、とても 上手に管理されていました。 インスタ映えする箇所がたくさんあります。 奥にはセルフでのドリンクサービスがあります。 入場料は安くはないですが、お花好きなら訪れてもいい...

  • Karatushinagoyajouchaenkaigetu
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    Saga Pref. Karatsushi Chinzeimachinagoya 3458

    As I visited Nagoya Castle’s ruins, I happened to find this place. There is a beautiful garden, and you can take a Matcha green tea in a serene ambience. The garden is not something historical, but...

  • Hizendorisentei
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    Saga Pref. Sagashi Matsubara 4-chome 6-18

    佐賀市歴史民俗館の立ち並ぶ地域にある高遊外売茶翁ゆかりの地に立つ特産品交流会館です。売茶翁とは京都に煎茶を広めた文化人で、かの若冲とも交流が深かった人で、その売茶翁の碑が建っています。中では特産品の販売はもちろんのこと、煎茶を楽しむこともできます。

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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