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Factory / Workshop Spots in Saga Area

  • Gen-emon Kiln
    20 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Saga Pref. Nishimatsuragunaritachou Maruo Hino 2726
    A famous old Imari ware pottery workshop with some 260 years of history. Traditional old Imari ware is characterized by a modern functional beauty coupled with a distinctive decorative style. In the adjoining museum, visitors can view numerous pieces of old Imari ware gathered from throughout Japan and the world. Note that the museum is only open on weekdays as well as partially on Saturdays. Be sure to check the official website for business days.

    平日の午後にお祝いのお返しを買いにいきました。あと数日で秋の陶器市21日から25日まであるせいが、店内は以前よりも来客者がいなくひっそりとしていました。 有田の駅から少し離れているので、クルマで行きました、クルマを停めた場所の敷地には、陶器市の準備でしょうか、テントが張ってありました。 以前とは中で販売しているお品も少々変化していました。有田の三右衛門の中では、一番普段使いに良く、お料理が益々美味...

  • Rozan Kiln
    Travel / Tourism
    Ogawauchiyama, Imari city, Saga prefecture
    The history of the traditional Ironabe-shima Ware and Rozan Kiln began in the Edo period, when the Nabeshima family, lords of the Hizen Province’s Nabeshima domain decided to make a gift of pottery. The materials used to color each finished piece (Iroe-jiki) are carefully selected for their calming and beautiful traits. The traditional techniques and the workers’ response to the changing times can be seen clearly in their work. The kiln is approximately ten minutes by car from the Chikuhi Line’s Kami-Imari Station.
  • Hizenya
    Travel / Tourism
    Saga Pref. Kashimashi Hamamachi Otsu 2761-2
    "A sake brewery open to tourists situated along National Route 207 in Hama-machi, Kashima City. Situated along Sakagura-dori Street (a street lined with many old sake breweries) which has been designated a National Important Preservation District for Groups of Traditional Buildings, this particular brewery has been making sake for four generations. Visitors can view the brewery, experience Japan's bygone Showa period in the ""Showa Room,"" and check out sightseeing destinations on the street. The brewery also offers sake tastings and its direct sales shop sells limited run products."
  • Ureshino Ochachamura
    Travel / Tourism
    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.
  • Matsuuraichi Sake Brewing Co., Ltd.
    Travel / Tourism
    Saga Pref. Imarishi Yamashirochou Kusuku 312
    "A sake brewery located in Kusuku Yamashiro-cho, Imari City. Established in 1716, the brewery crafts liquors such as the renowned sake, ""Matsuuraichi"". Visitors can check out the brewery and view historic items such as old farming and brewery equipment used up until the mid-1950s, as well as the mummy of a kappa goblin viewed as a water guardian deity. With an advance reservation, visitors can also receive a guided brewery tour."
  • Toshoka
    Travel / Tourism
    Saga Pref. Imarishi Okawachichou Otsu 1810-1
    "A pottery studio located in Okawachi-cho, Imari City. From the Edo through the Meiji periods, this studio was an official supplier of pottery to the bygone Nabeshima Domain and is also one of the studios in Okawauchiyama which has been included in the ""Okawachi Nabeshima Kiln Sites"" National Historic Site listing. The studio sells pottery made using traditional techniques, incorporating modern designs, and decorated by the hand of the studio head."
  • Ajinomoto Co., Inc. Kyushu Plant
    Travel / Tourism
    Saga Pref. Sagashi Morodomichoumorodomitsu 450
    A factory owned and operated by the Ajinomoto company located in Morodomitsu, Morodomi-cho, Saga City. The plant offers factory tours (advance reservation required), and visitors can see what different amino acids taste like, check out a museum on the history of Ajinomoto, and ride a bus on the plant's grounds to check out its various facilities.
  • Ironabeshima Kobogama Okawachi Gallery
    Travel / Tourism
    Saga Pref. Imarishi Okawachichou Otsu 1175-3
    A pottery studio and shop located in Okawachiyama, mountain village of Nabeshima ware, in Okawachi-cho, Imari City. The owner has studied the colorful Iro-Nabeshima variety of Nabeshima ware for close to 30 years and here customers can purchase original pieces crafted with the masterful techniques acquired through this journey. A fun place just to come and look around, the studio’s shop is filled with beautiful small dishes decorated using pattern paper as well as free hand designs.
  • Yobuko Kaisyu Kodawari Kobo Ika Shumai Kojo
    Travel / Tourism
    Saga Pref. Karatsushi Yobukochoutononoura 552-2
    A shop which makes squid shumai dumplings, a local Yobuko specialty, located in Tononoura, Yobuko-cho, Karatsu City. Visitors can watch the dumplings being made via a glass window and purchase these tasty treats as well. Set meals and traditional kaiseki course meals made with Yobuko squid and other seasonal seafood are served in the adjoining Yobuko Kaisyu Main restaurant.
  • Kouraku Kiln
    6 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Saga Nishimatsuura Arita Cho Maruo Hei 2512

    Fun morning activity for my day trip to peaceful countryside,arita and takeo. The warehouse is spacious with boxes of pottery all piled up waiting to be discovered. Watch out for minor defects and...

  • Utuwashokeizan
    Saga Pref. Nishimatsuragunaritachou Koubira 1-1-3
  • Ryutagama
    Travel / Tourism
    Saga Pref. Karatsushi Mirukashi 4333-1
  • aoyamakamakawazoeseizan )
    Travel / Tourism
    Saga Pref. Imarishi Okawachichou Otsu 1832
  • Hatakeyorozusuen
    Travel / Tourism
    Saga Pref. Imarishi Okawachichou Okawachi Mountain B 1820
  • shinkama aohana
    Travel / Tourism
    Saga Pref. Nishimatsuragunaritachou Kuromuta Hei 2788
  • Gotanrinkama
    Travel / Tourism
    Saga Pref. Takushi Takumachi
  • tomomasuinryou
    3 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Saga Pref. Ogishi Ogimachiwakura 2575-3


  • Amabukishuzou
    Travel / Tourism
    Saga Pref. Miyakigunmiyakichou Higashio 2894
  • Kyushu Syktrotton hikari kenkyu Ctr
    Travel / Tourism
    Saga Pref. Tosushi Yayoigaoka 8-7
  • Hiryukama Work
    Travel / Tourism
    Saga Pref. Takeoshi Takeuchichou Mateno 24001-1

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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