Souvenirs Spots in Saga Area

  • The Arita Ceramics Sato Plaza Arita-ware Wholesale Area
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    4.0
    88 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
    38 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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.

    1階は物産、2階は唐津焼を販売していました。 唐津焼は少々品ぞろえが少ないと感じましたが、物産は面白かったです。 駐車場は有料ですが、買い物でサービスチケットをもらえます。

  • Takeo Onsen Bussankan
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    3.5
    21 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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).

    佐賀のお土産物を売っている、いわゆる道の駅です。ツアーの最後に訪問しました。佐賀の地域クーポンを3000円分頂いたので、それを使い切るように、あれこれと見て回りました。嬉野茶と、小城羊羹を買い、上手に使い切りました。

  • Fukagawa Seiji (Main Store)
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    4.0
    25 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."

    有田焼の名店ともいえる深川製磁。有田の旧道沿いに残る古い町並みの中央あたりに、深川製磁の本店がありました。さすがに、歴史と気品を感じる建物で、道路を挟んだ向かいには広い駐車場もありました。 店内に入ると、美術館のように、深川製磁の有田焼が並んでいます。ゆっくりと店内を見て歩こうとしていたら、お茶のサービスもありました。 途中で、一目見て「これ、ほしいなあ」と思ったお皿がありました。店内を一回...

  • Hizen Yoshida-Yaki Pottery Hall
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    3.5
    10 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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
    6 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.

    カーナビに出た道をそのまま行きました。途中から案内表示もありました。工業団地の一角にノリタケの工場があり門から車でそのまま入り左のほうへ案内のとおりに行くとアウトレットショップの前の駐車場に着きました。なかに入るとスタッフがひとりおり、品物は豊富でお買い得感満載でした。意外でしたが和食器も一部ありました。工場限定のマグカップと箸のセットを買って帰りました。マグカップは箱なしでセルフで包装でした。

  • ARITA PORCELAIN LAB
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    4.5
    4 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.

    有田焼のお店で、カフェレストランが併設されています。コロナ対応で席はゆったり配置ですが、自分たちだけだったので、貸し切り気分でお茶を楽しみました。ラデュレとのコラボの器もあり素敵。紅茶にかぎり、器が選べる。カフェオレとかはえらべない。パーキングは一応あるが、2台なので、車で大勢でいくのにはむかない。

  • Gallery Arita
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    4.5
    67 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."

    A lovely place to enjoy lunch and explore porcelain. Especially the choosing of your tea or coffee cup makes the experience enjoyable. Nice curries.

  • 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).
  • Yorozu Bo Ekimachi 1Chome Saga
    Travel / Tourism
    Saga Saga-shi Ekimae Chuo 1-11-20 JR Saga Sta. Higashidate Konai
  • Furukawa Tojiki
    Travel / Tourism
    Saga Imari Imaricho Ko 427
    A long-established ceramics store with a history of more than 100 years, located a 5-minute walk from Imari Station, the store offers a wide variety of Hizen ceramics, including original Imariyaki, Arita-yaki, and Hasami-yaki. The main showroom, which won the Imari City Urban Landscape Award, is staffed with Chinese, Cantonese, and English-speaking staff.
  • Utsuwadokoro Keizan
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    Saga Nishimatsuura-gun Aritacho Kobira 1-1-3
    "The pottery was founded in 1957 in search of the beauty of tinted porcelain, and is always in search of new traditions, connecting and passing on the spirit of ""Onsho Soshin"" (the spirit of innovation from the old to the new) from one potter to another."
  • Toso Ri Sampei Kiln Gallery Shop
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    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.
  • Marine Center O Sakana Mura
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    4.0
    23 Reviews
    Shopping
    Saga Karatsu-shi Hamatamamachi Hamasaki 1922

    とにかくお土産が何でもある。店の名前の通り、鮮魚が充実しています。トイレもあるし、広いし、何でも買えるので、大量買いにおすすめの休憩所です。

  • 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。

  • Sayo Hime Chaya
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    3.5
    3 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Saga Karatsu-shi Kagami 6048-1

    12月の雪交じりの雨だったのでお店は閉まっていました。猫の古い看板がなかなかのものです。残念ながら店の外観だけでした。

  • Ogata Sue Sono
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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
    Travel / Tourism
    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!!

  • Aritayakiyakimonoshijo
    Travel / Tourism
    Saga Pref. Nishimatsuragunaritachou Akasaka Hei 2351-169

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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