Souvenirs Spots in Saga Area

  • The Arita Ceramics Sato Plaza Arita-ware Wholesale Area
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    4.0
    77 Reviews
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    Saga Pref. Nishimatsuragunaritachou Akasaka Hiei 2351-170
    This Arita ware specialist shopping mall deals in all kinds of porcelain, from daily use to business to gifts and fine art. In a 6,600 square meter facility, 22 shops are lined side-by-side along a 200-meter central road. Here one can enjoy a relaxing shopping experience, or take a break at a rest stop or restaurant. As the whole building is barrier-free, both wheelchairs and baby strollers are easy to use.

    Best place to see different types of ceramics made by different companies. Affordable also. An exhibition of different, but amazing porcelains. Some with the little spots or smudge will be sold much...

  • Karatsu City Furusato Kaikan Arpino
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    3.5
    34 Reviews
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    Saga Pref. Karatsushi Shinkoumachi 2881-1
    A local specialty products hall located close to Karatsu Station in Shinko-machi, Karatsu City. Here visitors can purchase famous Karatsu sweets like Shoro Manju buns; nori seaweed and other marine products from the Ariake Sea; Karatsu tea; processed agricultural products like yuzu pepper made with Kyuragi's specialty yuzu fruit; and other local specialty products and crafts. On the second floor, visitors will find a Karatsu ware display space and shop which also has a corner where you can try painting your own Karatsu ware piece.

    Bel centro storico arroccato su un colle con uno spuntone che guarda ad ovest verso il fiume.. bella da vedere e,da vivere!

  • Fukagawa Seiji (Main Store)
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    4.0
    21 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Saga Pref. Nishimatsuragunaritachou Koubira 1-1-8
    "Arita is the first place in Japan where porcelain was made. From the 17th century onward, Arita ware was an important product of what was once Saga-Nabeshima Domain and was extensively exported abroad, where it is known and loved as ""Imari ware,"" ""Ko-Imari,"" and ""Old Imari."" Fukagawa Seiji, a company which furthered global interest in Arita ware and which converted it into an art form, was founded in 1894 by Chuji Fukagawa, and Fukagawa erected Fukagawa Seiji's flagship store right here in Arita with the intent of welcoming customers from around the world. Even today, the structure retains a strong atmosphere redolent of the bygone Meiji and Taisho periods; the exterior of the building is covered in scratch tile, while the interior is decorated with floor mosaics and stained-glass windows. In the second-floor museum, visitors can view outstanding pieces crafted by Fukagawa Seiji bearing the distinct ""Meiji modern"" design style (advance reservation required). Today, the building and collection of the second-floor museum have received the Heritage of Industrial Modernization designation."

    The ceramics festival starts April 29th. The Fukagawa shops are a 40 minute walk from Arita station. There is only a shuttle bus during the festival. Good thing - you can ask them to call a cab for...

  • Takeo Onsen Bussankan
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    3.5
    19 Reviews
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    Saga Pref. Takeoshi Takeochou Shouwa 805
    A local specialty products market situated along the Takeo bypass in Showa, Takeo-cho, Takeo City. Here visitors can purchase local specialty products and souvenirs, including confections, seafood, tea, and pottery. There's also a farmer's market selling local farm vegetables. The market is adjoined by Okkasan no Ichizen Meshiya, a self-service side dish style restaurant where you can eat local home style cooking. The market also holds classes in which you can paint a traditional Yumino doll (advance reservation required).

    日帰りバスツアーで利用しました。いわゆる道の駅で、地元産の野菜や果物、お菓子、お土産物などを売っています。新鮮で安いです。

  • Gallery Arita
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    4.5
    59 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saga Pref. Nishimatsuragunaritachou Honmachi Otsu 3057
    "A cafe situated along National Route 35 in Otsu, Hon-machi, Arita Town, Nishimatsuura County, Saga Prefecture. The cafe serves a gozen meal, which comes with Arita's famous godofu tofu; ""Arita-yaki Gozen"", a meal consisting of an assortment of local delicacies served on Arita ware; Imari beef curry, Imari beef steaks; and Imari beef hamburg steaks. During teatime, the establishment also offers toast and pancakes topped with ice cream. Order a hot drink and you can choose which coffee cup it will be served in from among some 2,000 on display in the cafe."

    We were recommended to come here by the tourist centre. There did not seem a lot open when we arrived on the Tuesday afternoon following a national holiday on the Monday. We both had the fried...

  • Hizen Yoshida-Yaki Pottery Hall
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    3.5
    10 Reviews
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    Saga Ureshino-shi Ureshinomachi Yoshida Tei 4525-1
    A facility dedicated to Hizen Yoshida ware where you can experience making ceramics by hand and painting them. Hizen Yoshida ware is said to have originated with Yoshida Zaemon Iemune in 1577. It is often used for items like rice bowls, teacups, sake cups, teapots, and earthenware bottles. The hall exhibits and sells the leading work of the pottery studios around the ceramic district of Yoshida Saraya.

    This place, the capital of Saga Prefacture, is a place full of pottery things. Will come back again to see great pottery

  • Noritake Factory Outlet Imari
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    4.0
    7 Reviews
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    Saga Pref. Imarishi Higashiyamashirochou Nagahama 120-3
    Noritake got its start as a small knickknack shop which opened on New York’s Sixth Avenue in 1876. Here at this outlet shop you can buy Noritake tableware, such as ever-so-slightly bluish white porcelains and milky white bone China characterized by its delicacy and warmth. The closest station is Higashi-Yamashiro Station on the Matsuura Nishi-Kyushu Line.

    どれも欲しくなり迷うくらい素敵な磁器がたくさんありました。 やはりアウトレットだけあって安い。だけど、そこそこの値段。 旅行の記念に、思い切って大皿を一枚買いました。

  • ARITA PORCELAIN LAB
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    4.5
    3 Reviews
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    Saga Pref. Nishimatsuragunaritachou Kamikouhira 1-11-3
    A pottery shop located in 1-Chome Kamikohira, Arita Town, Nishimatsuura County, Saga Prefecture. The shop is the flagship location for the ARITA PORCELAIN LAB brand developed by Yazaemon-gama, a pottery studio established in 1804. The shop sells Arita ware tableware which combines traditional techniques with designs suited to modern lifestyles. There's also an adjoining cafe which serves dishes made with local ingredients on the brand's tableware.

    We dropped into this beautiful cafe/gallery for lunch. The food was fresh and delicious and the service prompt and helpful. What was most outstanding however was the kindness of the proprietor who is...

  • Nabeshima Oniwayaki
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    Saga Pref. Imarishi Okawachichou Otsu 1822-1
    A pottery studio located Otsu Okawachi-cho, Imari City. One of the pottery studios situated in Okawachiyama, an area which was home to pottery studios which officially supplied what was Nabeshima Domain from the Edo to the Meiji periods, this studio is the only one currently in operation which can trace its lineage directly to one of these fabled official kilns. The studio was the only one permitted by Nabeshima Domain to use the apricot leaf mark still imprinted on the backs of the studio's pieces.
  • Sehyogama Tobako
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    Saga Pref. Imarishi Okawachichou Otsu 1982
    This shop is located in Imari City, Saga Prefecture. It is directly managed by Imari Ware, and sells a wide variety of products with the theme of “A new wind from Imari.” Inside, there are a range of wares, from brand new Imari and Nabeshima Wares, to everyday dishes and luxury items. Many of these are white dishes, which makes them easy to use in a household setting. Also in the shop, is Cafe Hibiki, where customers can enjoy coffee and sweets on dishes baked in the Sehyou kiln. Visitors can also pop in for a break from walking and exploring. *The Cafe Hibiki is currently closed (as of October 2018).
  • Utsuwadokoro Keizan
    Travel / Tourism
    Saga Nishimatsuura-gun Aritacho Kobira 1-1-3
  • Toso Ri Sampei Kiln Gallery Shop
    Travel / Tourism
    Saga Nishimatsuura-gun Aritacho Kobira 2-1-3
    About 400 years ago, Ri Sampei discovered the ore used for Arita ware porcelain and laid the foundation for its development. This pottery is resurrecting the techniques he developed through repeated trial and error with other potters when he came to Japan from Korea to make porcelain. Using Arita's unique Izumiyama porcelain stone (known as Sanpeido) as a raw material, they make vessels that embrace modern living, as well as pieces with shading and fastening techniques rarely found even among early Imari ware.
  • Meiji Yumean
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    4.5
    4 Reviews
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    Saga Nishimatsuura-gun Aritacho O Taru 1-chome 5-3

    喫茶店です。 ケーキセット750円と少しお高めですが、雰囲気も良く、散策の休憩には、ちょうど良いです。日曜日しかオープンして無いようです。

  • Sa To Yama
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    4.5
    4 Reviews
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    Saga Saga-shi Fujicho Shimouse 739-1

    ◇経緯 佐賀市の山間部でのドローン飛行空域調査下見の帰路、遅い中食として立ち寄り ◇ロケーション 福岡からR263三瀬峠越えで都心から約25.1㎞、59分くらいの国道沿い。21世紀県民の森などに行く県道299号線への分岐の大きなT字路のところ。 ◇外観 道の駅のように大きめの家屋。看板も高々と掲げられて分かり易い。 駐車場は数十台は停められる。バスなどの大型車のスペースもあり。 店舗に入って正面か...

  • Taku Nishi Parking area Outbound line Shop
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    3.0
    4 Reviews
    Transportation
    Saga Taku-shi Takumachi 3815-2

    おにぎり等も売っていますのでぱっと食事をとるのにはよいと思います。特別特産品等は目につきませんでした。

  • Ogata Sue Sono
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
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    Saga Nishimatsuura-gun Aritacho Akaemachi 2-1-8

    店にはいると主人がでてきました。店の奥にあるお買い得品を二つほど買いました。通常、レストランや料亭に出す品物の余り物でしたが、3,000円以上のものが1,000円以下で変えました。店の主人が品物選びのアドバイスをしてくれていろいろ参考になりました。有田のイベントもおしえてもらい短い時間でしたが、買い物以上に過ごせました。

  • Norito
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
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    Saga Pref. Nishimatsuragunaritachou Nanzan Ding 426-1

    有田焼の体験をしに伺い、陶芸家であるご主人が、こだわりの十割蕎麦を食べさせてくれます。 香り良く、喉越しもいい蕎麦は蕎麦湯も美味しく、幸せになれます。ロクロ体験もとても楽しいので、ぜひ!!

  • Yori Michinoeki Enya
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
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    Saga Pref. Karatsushi Chinzeimachiwano 365

    唐津市街から呼子への途中に’あります。以前から道すがらあるのは知っていましたが、中にはいったのは初めてです。物産販売がメインで、野菜や果物は豊富です。海鮮ものもあり唐津らしくくじら肉がありました。呼子に車で行った帰りに立ち寄れそうです。 野菜を買っているのが地元の人が多いような様子でした。駐車場は隣のコンビニとの境界がないような状態でした。

  • Sayo Hime Chaya
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
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    Saga Karatsu-shi Kagami 6048-1

    ツアーバスで鏡山展望台を見学した際に、お店の前を通ったのですが、自由時間が短く、鏡山展望台での夕日を見学するか、ここで甘酒を飲むか一瞬迷いましたが、ギリギリ夕日に間に合いそうだったので、展望台まで歩きました。帰りに寄れないかと思ったのですが、鏡山神社も見学するとのことで、添乗員の後を恨めしく思いながら付いていくことに。結局、メニューも確認し、オープンしていることもわかっていたのに店には入れませんで...

  • Matsukawa Ya
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Saga Saga-shi Matsubara 3-chome 2-22

    佐賀市の観光マップに、柳町あたりの旧古賀家などとともに、歴史的建築物として紹介されていて訪問。旅館としては廃業されているようで、現在は和カフェあやとり、のお店が入っています。玄関部分が見所で、旅館の玄関には、旅館松川屋の看板がかかっています。

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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