Spots in Tosu / Yoshinogari Area

  • TOSU PREMIUM OUTLETS
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    4.0
    299 Reviews
    Shopping
    Saga Pref. Tosushi Yayoigaoka 8-1
    This outlet mall with a stylish, exotic atmosphere reminiscent of a southern Californian town features a range of 150 shops mostly dedicated to brands and fashion. With breast-feeding rooms and playgrounds, parents can feel comfortable bringing young children. The place is bulging with shoppers during the “premium outlet bargain” sale held twice a year. There are also seasonal events including illuminations.

    This is our 3rd visit to a Premium Outlet in Japan - Rinku outside Osaka, Gotemba outside Tokyo and now Tosu outside Fukuoka. Easy to Waze to with ample free parking. Similar in style and format...

  • Yoshinogari Historical Park
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    4.0
    350 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Saga Pref. Kanzakigunyoshinogarichou Tade 1843
    These are the ruins of a large-scale moat encircled settlement from the Yayoi period and are located on the Yoshinogari hills. This historic park is made up of National land and Prefectural land

    古代の日本をテーマにした広大な公園、という印象が強いかもしれません。勿論、発掘された、あるいは発掘調査中の遺構を間近に観察することは出来ますが、公園の至る所にそのような遺構が点在すると考えると、ガッカリするかもしれません。学術的なスポットと言うより、体験型学習的なスポットとして捉えた方がいいかと思います。そのため、親子で利用するのが一番楽しめると思います。周囲に遺構が無いだだっ広い芝生の広場もあり...

  • Daikozenji Temple
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    4.5
    35 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Saga Pref. Miyakigunkiyamachou Sonobe 3628
    "A Buddhist temple located in Sonobe, Kiyama Town, Miyaki County, Saga Prefecture. The temple was founded by the priest Gyoki in 717. Temple treasures include a wooden, eleven headed statue of the goddess Kannon created by Gyoki; the temple's principal object of worship. it is only revealed to the public once every twelve years. There's also a wooden standing statue of Vaisravana and of Virupaksa which are designated National Important Cultural Properties. Also known as the ""Azalea Temple,"" each year in spring some 50 thousand azalea plants come into bloom on the mountain behind the temple, and its grounds are also a renowned destination for fall foliage viewing."

    We came to see autumn foliage and there is plenty of it here. 127 steep steps take you up to the temple. We had to wait a while at the bottom to be able to take a photo with no people on the...

  • Higashisefuri Onsen Sazanka no Yu
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    4.0
    24 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Saga Kanzaki-gun Yoshinogaricho Ishinari 76-4
    A day use hot spring bathhouse. Its popular outdoor bath has a great view of the Saga Plain and the Sefuri Mountains, as well as the night view of the city and the starry sky. The simple alkaline spring is said to have a variety of benefits, including helping alleviate nerve pain, muscle soreness, and joint pain. Besides the men's and women's outdoor baths, there are six varieties of baths available, as well as a sauna. There's also a popular restaurant with a full menu.

    Located on the top of a hill, Sazankano Yu is an excellent bathing facility with authentic Onsen hot spring. The open-air bathing area is just outstanding. The panoramic view of Saga Plain is...

  • Nakatomi Memorial Medicine Museum
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    4.0
    17 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saga Pref. Tosushi Kounoemachi 288-1
    This museum is in Tosu City, Saga Prefecture, and was built in 1995 to commemorate the 145th anniversary of the founding of Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd, as Tashiro Baiyaku. This museum is dedicated to pharmaceutical and medical history, and stands out for its two story building, designed by an Italian sculptor. Its displays include a recreation of the end of the 19th century British pharmacy, and materials from Tashiro Baiyaku.

    JAFカードで入場料が100円割引になります。外観もいいですが、館内展示も工夫されています。薬草園はイマイチでしたが、敷地自体は整備されていて気持ちがいいです。江戸時代の薬問屋が再現されていたり、薬ができる過程が実際に使われていた道具とともに説明されていたので、時代小説好きの私には小説の世界が理解できてとても面白かったです!昔の薬のラベルの展示では、そのデザインがお洒落で目をひきました。

  • Ekimae Real Estate Stadium
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saga Pref. Tosushi Kyoumachi 812
    This playing field in Tosu City, Saga Prefecture is famous for being the home ground for pro soccer team Sagan Tosu. The three-tiered stadium can hold 25,000 spectators, and is the first in Japan to use a pure iron frame. The field is natural grass, and the stand supports are all designed after a bronze sword excavated from a city archaeological site. From February 2019, it became known as Ekimae Fudosan Stadium.
  • Roadside Station Yoshinogari Sazanka Senbokan
    Transportation
    Saga Pref. Kanzakigunyoshinogarichou Matsuguma 1710-11
    A roadside station situated along National Route 385 in Matsuguma, Yoshinogari Town, Kanzaki County, Saga Prefecture. Facilities include a farmer's market selling local agricultural products; a bakery selling fresh baked bread made with Mt. Sefuri natural spring water; and the Kajitsu Kobo Shin Sun Yoshinogari Shop, which sells parfaits, jellies, and choux cremes made with fresh, seasonal fruit. There's also an observatory from which visitors can get a sweeping view of the surrounding mountains.
  • Takatoriyama Park Wanpaku-kan
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    3.5
    3 Reviews
    Shopping
    Saga Kanzaki-shi Sefurimachi Hirotaki 1472

    高取山公園「わんぱく王国・そよ風の丘」の園内にある物産館です。3月上旬公園を下見するために訪れた県外からの観光客として初来店。悪天候の平日午後だったせいか、園内も館内もシーン。レストランはお休み。スタッフもお茶引き状態。レジのお姉さんは「サクラやツツジの頃は最高なんですが、今日は・・・」と申し訳なさそう。結局、トイレを借りて、飲み物だけ買い求めて退散しました。

  • Maruko Ramen Center Kiyama Restaurant
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saga Pref. Miyakigunkiyamachou Kokura 1642
    A ramen restaurant situated along National Route 3 in Kokura, Kiyama Town, Miyaki County, Saga Prefecture. The restaurant's ramen consists of the establishment's own original straight, medium fine noodles combined with a light, 100% tonkotsu broth made with pork bones stewed at ultra-high pressure in a short time with underground Kiyama spring water. The restaurant also accepts orders for takeout starting from a single saving of ramen and also sells only noodles, only broth, and a five savings of ramen and donburi rice bowl combo.
  • Suisha no Sato Yugakukan
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    3.5
    3 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saga Kanzaki-shi Kanzakimachi
    A facility with a Niiyama waterwheel reminiscent of days gone by that was restored in 1995. In the Meiji era, there were more than 60 waterwheels in the Niiyama area utilizing the headwaters of the Jobaru River. It's said the area bustled during that time with carpenters and operators of waterwheels and young farmers from the plains with wagons loaded with wheat. The hall's displays include waterwheel related items and waterwheel powered marionettes performing the Ondamai dance from Niiyama-jinja Shrine.

    三連水車の形を模した建物です。室内に物産スペースはなく、水車の歴史や水車の種類など、学習スペースのようでした。入館は無料でしたが、もう少し楽しめるものがあってもいいのかな、と思いました。

  • Chiriku Hachimangu Shrine
    Travel / Tourism
    Saga Pref. Miyakigunmiyakichou Shirakabe 2403
    "A Shinto shrine located in Shirakabe, Miyaki Town, Miyaki County, Saga Prefecture. Records state the shrine was founded in 724. During the Okayu Dameshi fortune telling event (popularly known as ""Okai-san"") held each year on March 15, a bowl of okayu rice porridge made on February 26 and offered to the gods is made viewable to the public; the pattern of mold on the porridge is said to predict whether the future brings good luck or bad luck, rich harvests or disasters, and the festival is considered one of the three great okayu rice porridge festivals of Japan."
  • Hinokuma Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saga Kanzaki-shi Kanzakimachi Osaki
    Wani Tenmangu, enshrined at Wani-jinja Shrine in the Takehara district of Kanzaki-machi, Kanzaki City. The park was developed as a new type tourist facility where you can feel the historical connection Japan and Korea has had since ancient times. The historic stone shrine is regarded as a heritage of the scholar Wani, who appears in the ancient texts of the Kojiki and Nihon Shoki. There are lots of other places to see besides the stone shrine at Wani Tenmangu, including the Kudara Gate and the Shoyo Senjimon Monument.
  • Tosu Berry Forest
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saga Pref. Tosushi Todorokimachi
    This fruit farm is in Tosu City, Saga Prefecture. It uses the latest multilevel growing tables so you can pick strawberries without having to bend over. The facility is also barrier free, so wheelchair uses can also pick their own, and there are accessible toilets as well. There are different varieties of strawberry to pick growing across the seasons, and they take reservations for activities like making strawberry jam.

    実は、あまりイチゴは好きではないのだが、社員旅行だったので行ってみました。はじめてのイチゴ狩り。人生で一番イチゴを食べた日になりました。

  • Cafe de Blue
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    3.5
    16 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saga Pref. Tosushi Shukumachi 716-1
    A cafe located close to the Hiratsuka intersection along Prefectural Route 17 in Shuku-machi, Tosu City. The cafe's abundant array of parfaits, prepared by the hands of the owner, are made with chocolate and ice cream that is also homemade. The limited time parfaits, made with seasonal fruit, are particularly popular. The cafe also serves homemade pancakes and other sweets, and, for lunch and dinner, dishes like pastas, pizza, and a Saga beef hamburg steak sandwich.

    JR新鳥栖駅と鳥栖駅の中間にあるカフェです。広くはありませんが駐車場があり、店内は沢山のテーブル席がありました。ここはパフェが有名なお店のようですが、食事のメニューも取り扱っています。今回はハンバーグとピラフを注文してみましたが、良い雰囲気の喫茶店の食事のようで美味しかったです。今回は開店直後の11時に入店しましたが、直後に沢山の客が入ってきました。事前予約をしていくか、なるべく早く入店することを...

  • Kunenan
    Travel / Tourism
    Saga Pref. Kanzakishi Kanzakimachikuha
    "A National Place of Scenic Beauty located in Ikuwa, Kanzaki-machi, Kanzaki City. The site consists of a garden and a villa which was built by Saga businessman Yataro Itami in 1892. Its name literally means the ""Nine Year Hermitage,"" a reference to the nine years it took to complete the garden. The site is opened to the general public each year in the fresh verdure of spring and the autumn foliage of fall."
  • Chinzeizan Ikoi no Mori
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saga Miyaki-gun Kamiminecho Tsutsumi 4553
  • Ryosenji Temple Ruins
    Travel / Tourism
    Saga Kanzaki-gun Yoshinogaricho Matsuguma
    This Buddhist temple is said to have been founded in 709 on the orders of Empress Genmei by the priest Tanyo Shonin. While it was once one of the Kyushu's most important temples, today only the Otogohodo sanctuary from the Edo period remains. It is said to be the birthplace of Japanese tea cultivation.
  • Yoshinogari Historical Park Restaurant
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    3.5
    34 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saga Kanzaki-gun Yoshinogari Machida Te 1843
    "A restaurant at Yoshinogari Historical Park, where you can experience the ancient Yayoi period through the preserved Yoshinogari site, restored features from the era, and exhibits of excavated artifacts. The menu is full of items made with local ingredients unique to Yoshinogari. Meals come with red rice, a variety prevalent in ancient times. Their ""Ancient Shellfish Soup Gozen"" is a Japanese style meal set available in limited quantities inspired by the Yayoi period."

    I visited the Yoshinogari Historical Park with my local guide last summer. The restaurant very busy when we first entered, so we made a reservation and returned after our walking tour of the site...

  • Yokotake Creek Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saga Kanzaki-shi Kanzakimachi Yokotake 205-1
    A six-hectare park that incorporates a creek. Its Ashibe-no-yakata is a restored kudozukuri-style house, a hallmark tradition of Kyushu minka architecture. The creek is stocked with Japanese crucian carp so visitors can go fishing. It's a place that recalls the idyllic landscape of the Saga Plain from another era.
  • Niiyama Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saga Kanzaki-shi Kanzakimachi Jobaru
    A park that's home to the popular and auspicious Aiai Bridge, thought to foster true love when crossed. 60 meters long, it was Japan's first wooden truss structure and was completed in 1995. Niiyama-jinja Shrine and Hatten-jinja Shrine are sanctuaries devoted to matchmaking on opposite sides; the park got its name from the former. It is also a famous cherry blossom viewing spot.

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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