Rock Spots in Saga Area

  • Tategami-iwa Rocks
    Travel / Tourism
    Saga Pref. Karatsushi Minatomachi
    "Located a 50-minute drive from the Taku Interchange on the Nagasaki Expressway, these two huge basaltic pillars that are particularly eye-catching even among the many boulders lined up along the shore of the Minato district, a scenic area facing the Genkai Pass. The rocks, with circumferences of six meters and heights of 30 meters, were created by the erosion of waves and appear to stand side by side, which it why they are also called ""Meoto Iwa"" (the Wedded Rocks.) The coast just west of Tategami Rock is a popular spot that is said to be the birthplace of surfing in Kyushu. Throughout the year, there is an endless line of surfers fighting against the rough waters of the Genkai Sea."

Saga 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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