Other Sightseeing Spots in Saga Area

  • Genkai Marine Park
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    Saga Pref. Karatsushi Chinzeimachihado 1628-1
    This observation tower is in Karatsu City, Saga Prefecture. The only under-sea observation point in the Sea of Japan, the 24 underwater windows offer a view seven meters below sea level, allowing observation of around thirty different sea creatures in their natural environment. In addition, the confluence of the Japan Current with the Tsushima Current allows glimpses of tropical fish, and the above-water deck offers views of islands in the Genkai Sea in three directions.

    It is a natural aquarium at Hodo Misaki. There is a tower-like construction in water and when you go down by steps, you can watch fish through transparent glasses. It is particularly recommendable...

  • Mt. Kagami Observatory
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    Saga Pref. Karatsushi Kagami Mountain summit
    A viewing platform at the top of Mt. Kagami, a mountain once visited by numerous poets in the Nara period (710–794) and much praised in the poems of the Man'yoshu (The Ten Thousand Leaves), Japan’s oldest poetry anthology. 283 meters above sea level, this popular photo spot offers a spectacular view of Nijinomatsubara and Karatsu Bay. Approximately 15 minutes by train from JR Nijinomatsubara Station.
  • Oura Terraced Rice Fields Lookout
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    Saga Pref. Karatsushi Hizenmachioura hill
    This lookout has a splendid view of the Oura Terraced Rice Fields, designated as one of the top 100 rice field terraces in the country. The name refers to the rice terraces of three hamlets: Ouraoka, Ourahama, and Mitsukoshi. Its 1,100 fields cover an area of around 30 hectares. The contrast with Imari Bay in the background recalls the legend of Irohajima Islands where Kobo Daishi finds the scenery so beautiful, he throws his brush.
  • Yobuko Ohashi Bridge
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    Saga Prefecture Yotsukocho, Karatsu
    A bridge which connects Kabe Island and Tononoura, Yobuko-cho in Karatsu City. The gently curving, 728-meter-long bridge serves as a symbol of the Yobuko area. Outfitted with a pedestrian walkway, visitors can stroll along the length of the bridge and take in gorgeous ocean views. Kaze no Mieru Oka Park, located on the Kabe Island side of the bridge, offers a sweeping view of the Genkai Sea.
  • Nabeshima Hanyobashi Bridge
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    Saga Pref. Imarishi Okawachichou
    A bridge located in Okawachi-cho, Imari City. This area was the location of pottery studios which officially supplied what was Nabeshima Domain from the Edo to the Meiji periods. Today, the area has been designated a National Historic Site due to the history of its ''secret'' kilns and this bridge marks its entrance. The 10-meter-long bridge's guardrail has been adorned with pottery tiles and fragments as well as Imari ware vases.
  • Irohajima Observatory
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    Saga Pref. Karatsushi Hizenmachimitsukoshi 314
    Located at the Urigasaka-iriguchi bus stop, a 30-minute drive from Karatsu Station, this observation deck was set up on a hill overlooking the scenic spot of the Genkai Quasi-National Park and various large and small islands in Imari Bay. Iroha Island is the generic name for 48 large and small islands in Imari Bay, and it is said that they were named by Kukai (Koko Daishi, a great Buddhist priest) after 48 letters in the Japanese kana characters. From the observation deck, you can see Hirado Island, Takashima Island and the Sefuri and Kunimi mountain range, as well as the rias coastline surrounding the island and the gallant sight of distant mountains. There are wheelchair-accessible toilets, slopes and diaper changing tables, and guide dogs are also welcome.
  • Tombai Wall Alleys
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    Saga Nishimatsuura-gun Aritacho Kamikohira
    Tonbai walls are made from fireproof bricks used to build climbing kilns, disposable kiln tools, and pottery shards coated with red clay. A common sight along the lanes stretching from Arita's Giant Ginkgo Tree in Izumiyama to Arita Ceramic Art Museum in Odaru, they give the area the feel of a town dedicated to ceramics.
  • Keishu-En
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    Saga Takeo Takeocho Takeo 4075-3

    The gardens were well maintained. Visited in Nov, and the maple trees had turned colours and it was beautiful even though it rained when I visited. Very interesting garden concept with tea plantation...

  • Kasegawa Dam
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    Saga Saga-shi Fujicho
  • Niwaki Dam
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    Saga Takeo Nishikawanoboricho
  • Yokotake Dam
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    Saga Ureshino-shi Ureshinomachi Yoshida Yokotake
  • Jukaen
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    Saga Saga-shi Yamatocho Umeno 244-11
  • Miyanomae Bridge
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    Saga Tosu-shi
  • Shin Maizuru Bridge
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    Saga Karatsu-shi Sakaemachi
  • Imariwanohashi
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    Imagi-shi, Saga Prefecture
  • Tateiwa Observation Deck
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    Saga Ureshino-shi Ureshinomachi Iwayagawachi
  • Tsukawa Dam
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  • Iwayagawachi Dam
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    Saga Ureshino-shi Ureshinomachi Iwayagawachi Kami Iwaya
  • Naka Koba Dam
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    Saga Kashima-shi
  • Hatcho Dam
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    Saga Ogi-shi Ogimachi Haruke

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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