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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Okawachiyama
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    Saga Pref. Imarishi Okawachichou Otsu Okawauchiyama
    This ceramic production center maintains the tradition of making Nabeshima ware. In 1675, the Nabeshima clan introduced a pottery kiln to Okawachiyama from Arita, and soon they spread throughout the village. At the time, the technique for making ceramics with glaze and baking at high temperatures was a secret. To keep it that way, the Nabeshima clan established a checkpoint strictly controlling the movement of people into and out of the village. There are still remnants from those days here and there around the area including what's left of the checkpoint. Many potters are still active today, and visitors can tour the kilns and purchase ceramics.
  • 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."

    This is in the same area as Niiyama Shrine. It is a beautiful natural area with a peaceful feeling. Great place to take a breath and enjoy nature

  • Ogi Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.
  • Nishi Park (Saga)
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saga Ureshino-shi Ureshinomachi
  • Chichimachibo Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saga Pref. Takeoshi Yamauchichou Miyano 1864
  • Shimizu Kawa
    Travel / Tourism
    Saga Ogi Ogimachi Matsuoshimizu
  • Ryumon no Seisui
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    Saga Nishimatsuura-gun Aritacho Hirose Yama Ko
  • Ideke
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    Saga Pref. Karatsushi Hizenmachikirigo
  • Ennoji Temple
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    Saga Takeo Takeocho Tomioka Kawara 10513
  • Onigodakejosekihoatera
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    Saga Pref. Karatsushi Kitahatakishiyama 447
  • Kishimayamautagaki Park
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    Saga Pref. Kishimagunshiroishichou Tsutsumi Kase 3783
  • Kono Park
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    Saga Saga-shi Kamizono 4-chome
  • Sakamoto Shugakuin
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    Saga Kanzaki-gun Yoshinogari Cho Matsuguma Sakamoto 1400
  • Tosen Jo Park
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    Saga Nishimatsuura-gun Aritacho Yamadani Maki Ko
  • Higashi Yamashiro no Myojo Sakura
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    Saga Imari Higashiyamashirocho Uragawachi
  • Meissen no Mori
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    Saga Nishimatsuura-gun Aritacho

Saga Main Areas


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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