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Waterfall Spots in Saga Area

  • Mikaeri no Taki Waterfalls
    Travel / Tourism
    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."
  • Kiyomizu-no-taki Waterfall
    Travel / Tourism
    Saga Pref. Ogishi Ogimachimatsuo
    "Located around 25 minutes' drive from the Saga Yamato Interchange on the Nagasaki Expressway, Kiyomizu-no-taki Waterfall on the upper reaches of Kiyomizu River has been included in the list of ""100 Most Beautiful Rivers, Springs and Waterfalls in Japan."" The impressive sight of the 13 meter-wide stream of clear water crashing down from a height of 75 meters led to the waterfall being given the alternative name Tamasudare (""Beaded Screen""). Kiyomizu-no-taki Waterfall has since ancient times been associated with the worship of Kannon, the Buddhist goddess of mercy, and Kiyomizu Kannon Hochi-in Temple located at the outlet of the waterfall's plunge pool is famous as a sacred spot for meditating by a waterfall. The area near the waterfall is known as the ""retreat"" of the city of Ogi, and has many restaurants serving carp dishes, which are a famous local specialty; in the summer months, many people visit the waterfall and the surrounding area to escape the oppressive summer heat. In the autumn, the autumn foliage gives the area near the waterfall a different but equally beautiful appearance."
  • Domeki Falls Fureaikan
    Travel / Tourism
    Saga Saga-shi Mitsusemura Sanze 2648-3
    A small waterfall in Mitsuse Village, Saga City and the setting of a tragic local story of double suicide. Long ago the waterfall had a larger drop, and the sound of the water falling was said to resemble a dragon's roar. That's how it got its name. Domeki Falls Fureaikan is on the banks of the Naruse River on the upper reaches of the Kase River.
  • Shiraitonotaki
    Travel / Tourism
    Saga Karatsu-shi Hizenmachi Agekura
  • Kannonnotaki
    Travel / Tourism
    Saga Pref. Karatsu City Nanayama-takigawa
  • Horananotaki
    Travel / Tourism
    Saga Pref. Sagashi Mitsusemuramitsuse (Hirose area)
  • Taki no Kannon
    Travel / Tourism
    Saga Ureshino-shi

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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