Spots in Saga / Tosu / Yoshinogari Area

  • TOSU PREMIUM OUTLETS
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    4.0
    297 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
    342 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

    I greatly enjoyed my visit to Yoshinogari historical park. Firstly, out from yoshinogarikoen Station, you can walk to the park with clear signage given along the way. Secondly, there is free shuttle...

  • ONCRI
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    4.0
    153 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Saga Pref. Sagashi Fujichoufuruyu 556
    "A hot spring hotel standing on National Route 323 Furuyu, Fuji-cho, Saga City. The baths in the hotel are filled with waters from a private source spring known for its skin beautifying properties and used for healing purposes since ancient times. These waters are said to treat such ailments as nerve pain, muscle soreness, joint pain, and frozen shoulders. 38 ° C, the hotel's bathhouse is also known for being a ""lukewarm"" hot spring in which one can soak for long periods of time in comfort. Between the men's and women's areas, the hotel's bathhouse boasts 15 different bathtubs and an adjoining natural sand bath facility (separate charge). The bathhouse is also open to non-guests."

    My family embarked on a 5 day, onsen hotel hopping and ended at Oncri for our final night. Of all the places we stayed, this place was definitely the most underwhelming in terms of food and hot...

  • Saga-jinja Shrine
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    4.0
    84 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Saga Pref. Sagashi Matsubara 2-10-43
    "Located around 25 minutes' drive from the Saga Yamato Interchange of the Nagasaki Expressway, Saga-jinja Shrine is dedicated to Nabeshima Naomasa, the 10th lord of the Saga domain, and Nabeshima Naohiro, the 11th lord. Nabeshima Naomasa created Japan's first reverberatory furnace for use in manufacturing large cannon, and is famous for his contribution towards ending Japan's self-isolation from the world in the early modern era; in recognition of his achievements, Saga-jinja Shrine was designated as an Imperial Shrine of Special Status. He has been deified as a god of culture, transportation and learning. It is said that if you pray at all eight individual shrines located within Saga-jinja Shrine's precincts, starting with Matsubara Shrine that is dedicated to the Nabeshima family's ancestors, then your wish will come true. At midnight on New Year's Day morning, a ""Cannon Salute Ceremony"" is held at which a historic cannon is fired eight times to mark the New Year."

    This Shinto shrine, located near Saga prefecture office, is dedicated to Nabeshima family, leader of Samurais, which governed Saga area before Meiji restoration. Like many other shrines, the entrance...

  • Saga Castle Park
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    4.0
    39 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saga Pref. Sagashi Jounai
    "A park located in Jonai, Saga City. Built on the grounds of Saga Castle, facilities include the Saga Castle History Museum, the Saga Prefectural Museum, an art museum, library, and gymnasium. A walking and running course follows the moat which encircles three sides of the grounds. In spring, cherry trees also bloom along the moat. In recent years, the ""Mizukagami Project"", in which several hundred lanterns are floated on the moat at night, has also been held at the park."

    I passed by, as I went to Saga Castle History Museum. Unfortunately, the original castle doesn’t exist anymore except its fosse and stone walls. But a vast empty space in the middle of the city is...

  • Daikozenji Temple
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    4.5
    34 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."

    Daikozenji is known for its azalea in spring and red leaves in autumn. Although it is a little bit far from JR station, there is a bus service during high season. The entrance of park costs $6, which...

  • Yodohime-jinja Shrine
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    4.0
    34 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Saga Pref. Sagashi Yamatochoukawakami 1-1
    "A Shinto shrine situated along Prefectural Route 212 in Kawakami, Yamato-cho, Saga City. Founded in 564, the shrine has been revered as the most important in what was Hizen Province and what is now Saga Prefecture since 1161. A stone on the shrine's ground's known as ""Konsei-san"" is said to bless worshippers with children. Situated along scenic Kawakami Gorge, the grounds are also filled with natural beauty, including a huge camphor tree some 1,500 years old."

    This is very nice and quiet place to see nature and thinking about life. Big park has both Buddhist and Shinto shrines. I was there during golden autumn period and there is was no people. I enjoyed...

  • Youme Town Saga
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saga Prefecture Saga City Hyogo-north 5-14-1
    This large shopping center has 180 specialty stores ranging from fashion to consumer electronics, daily sundries and restaurants, and is located on the national highway Route 34. It employs universal design and is recognized by the Building Access Law. It is complete with breast-feeding facilities and free Wi-Fi.
  • Saga Balloon Museum
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    4.0
    35 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saga Pref. Sagashi Matsubara 2-2-27
    A museum dedicated to hot air balloons situated along Chuo O-dori Street in 2 Chome Matsubara, Saga City. The museum presents the history and mechanisms behind hot air balloons and also contains exhibits on international competitions and other ballooning events held in Saga. Here visitors can view the actual Icarus 5, Japan's first successful manned hot air balloon; try a balloon flight simulator; and experience the world of hot air balloons through a super high vision, 280-inch theater screen.

    This museum is located near Central Post Office on Chuo Odori. If you walk from JR station, it takes about 20 minutes. In this museum, you can learn the history of balloon as well as the history of...

  • Chokokan
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    3.5
    33 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saga Saga-shi Matsubara 2-5-22
    A museum presenting the history and heirlooms of the Nabeshima clan, Saga feudal lords. The extensive collection includes weapons, drawings, paintings, ceramics, tea utensils, etc. The first floor of the historic building, which opened in 1927, is an exhibition room that showcases the history of the Nabeshima clan according to a set theme year round.

    近隣は見応えあるスポットばかりとなっており、こちらにも立ち寄ってみました。歴史にはあまり興味がないですが、見応えがあり楽しめました。

  • Okuma Shigenobu Memorial Museum Former Residence
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    4.0
    29 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Saga Saga-shi Mizugae 2-11-11
    This historic building and museum located at 2-chome, Mizugae, Saga City has been designated as a national historic site. It is the birthplace and former home of Okuma Shigenobu, a politician who is also known as the founder of Waseda University. Personal belongings of Shigenobu Okuma are on display in the museum.

    佐賀出身の政治家で早稲田大学創設者、大隈重信の記念館。大隈重信の生誕地にあり、生家が復元されています。記念館は大隈重信の生涯を資料や写真で見学できます。大隈重信の肉声も流されています。記念館の建物じたいも見所の多い建築作品です。

  • Saga Beef Restaurant Kira (Main Store)
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    4.0
    150 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saga Pref. Sagashi Otakara 3-9-16
    A Saga beef specialty restaurant situated along Otakara-dori Street in 3-Chome Otakara, Saga City. Here customers can enjoy Saga beef a variety of ways, including sauteed and grilled steaks, steamed seiro mushi style, shabushabu, yakishabu, sukiyaki, and sukishabu. There's also a teppanyaki steak corner where customers can watch their chef prepare their food right in front on their eyes. The restaurant also offers lunchtime menu selections such as a Saga beef loin steak lunch.

    Very nice Saga beef (Wagyu) restaurant. Meat quality excellent, you can either grill it yourself on the table or eat as Shabu Shabu. Pricey for Saga but the meat quality is worth it. Waiters and...

  • Higashisefuri Onsen Sazanka no Yu
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    4.0
    23 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.

    背振山系の佐賀県側にあるのが山茶花の湯です。ここの露天風呂は眺めも良く標高も高いので7月頃まではOKだと思います。自家用車などの交通手段がないと行き難いのですが、個人的には回数券を購入して通ってます。冬場は峠超えが怖いので自粛していましたが、今はコロナで自粛・・・。風呂も料理もよかばい!

  • Nakatomi Memorial Medicine Museum
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    4.0
    16 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.

    花やしきで食事した後、すぐ向かいにあったので寄ってみました。入場料は大人300円。配置薬の歴史や、薬の原材料、今昔の薬など、薬にまつわる色々な物が展示されていて、とても興味深かったです。

  • Tosenkyo Onsenkan Toshoka
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    4.5
    12 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Saga Saga-shi Fujicho Kami Kuma no Kawa 180-1
    A hot spring establishment at Kumanokawa Onsen on the Kase River in Fuji Town. Relax in the natural hot spring rising from the quiet site in the mountains while taking in the seasonal scenery. Kumanokawa Onsen boasts some of Japan's highest radon content and has long been a popular location for therapeutic hot spring treatment. At 500-liters per minute, this day-use bathhouse has the most abundant flow of water in western Kyushu.

    冬の休日の夜に行きました。利用客は比較的少なく、ゆったりと温泉を堪能できます。値段は若干高いですが、清潔感があり、人にもおすすめできる温泉です。

  • Enichi-san Kodenji Temple (Soto School of Zen Buddhism)
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    4.0
    12 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Saga Pref. Sagashi Honjoumachi Honjou 1112-1
    Located around 25 minutes' drive from the Saga Yamato Interchange on the Nagasaki Expressway, the Kodenji Temple is a Buddhist temple belonging to the Soto school of Zen Buddhism that was founded by Nabeshima Kiyofusa, the father of Nabeshima Naoshige, the first lord of the Nabeshima domain. During the lordship of Nabeshima Katsushige, the Nabeshima family donated additional temple buildings and land to the Kodenji Temple, which became the Nabeshima clan's family temple; the commemorative steles and votive lanterns of each successive lord of the Saga domain are neatly arranged within the temple precincts. The temple's Dainehan-zu (Painting of Nirvana) is one of only two such paintings in Japan, and is only put on display once a year, on April 19-20 during the Shakado Ceremony. Kodenji Temple is also famous as a place to view plum blossom; one particular Rose Plum tree called the Reitoku-kotobuki Plum is said to be around 400 years old, and has been designated by the city government as a Natural Monument.

    家内と一緒に数十年ぶりに梅の木を見に行きました。佐賀だけでなく日本の近代化にも大きく貢献した賢主鍋島家代々の墓所に何十本も植えられている梅の木は、3月のこの時期綺麗に咲いて訪問者を迎えてくれます。静かでゆっくりとした時間を過ごすにはとても良いお寺です。

  • Kono Park Children's Amusement Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saga Pref. Sagashi Kamizono 4-1-3
    An amusement park with free admission located in Kono Park in 4-Chome Kamizono, Saga City. Facilities include a steam locomotive which circles the park, a miniature roller coaster, swing ride, and other rides; playground equipment like a ball pool, trampoline, free slide; and a games corner. There's also an adjoining small animal zoo.
  • Mallage Saga
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    4.0
    10 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saga Pref. Sagashi Kosemachi Ushijima 730
    A shopping mall located in Ushijima, Kose-machi, Saga City. The mall hosts fashionable apparel shops; boutiques; a food court; a large discount store; a supermarket; a video game arcade, movie theater, and other amusement facilities. The mall also holds workshops for children every third Sunday of the month plus concerts by singers and other events.

    佐賀市にあるショッピングモールです。今回、初めて訪問しました。 JR佐賀駅前のバスセンターからバスが出ており15分くらいで到着します。 ただ無料駐車場があるので、車で来る方が便利ですね。 フードウェイというスーパーに行きましたが、圧倒的に地元の方の利用が多いですね。 映画館や飲食店、ファッション関係など様々なお店があるので、便利だと思います。

  • Saga Jofuku Chojukan Museum
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    3.5
    7 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saga Pref. Sagashi Kinryumachi Kinryu 1197-166
    "Located approximately five minutes from the Saga-Yamato Interchange on the Nagasaki Expressway, this is main facility of the ""Kinryu Park Jofuku no Sato Medicinal Botanical Garden,"" which was created on the theme of health and longevity in connection with Jofuku (Xu Fu) who has a connection to Saga. Jofuku, who went on a quest for a panacea for immortality, is said to have found the medicinal herb furofuki (wild ginger) in the land of Saga, and the facility introduces its trajectory and legend. In the adjacent herb garden, there are about 50,000 plants from about 500 species of medicinal plants including furofuki. It is possible to drive in from the Kinryu Service Area on the Nagasaki Expressway."

    高速のSAから直接行ける場所なので以前から存在は知っていましたが、中にはいったのは初めてでした。今回は、高速経由ではなく公園の駐車場に車を停めました。JAFの会員証で割引(200円)で入場しました。最初に薬草茶をいただきました。解説のスタッフが今、外に出ているということで、自分で中を見学して、外に出ようとすると、スタッフが戻ってきましたとのこと。「30分ほどでご説明します」ということでしたが、車で...

  • Saga Higata Yoka Park
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    4.0
    6 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saga Pref. Sagashi Higashiyokachoushimokoga 2885-2
    A park located in Shimokoga, Higashiyoka-cho, Saga City. Adjoining the Higashi-Yoka Higata Tideland, which is registered under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, visitors can view mudskippers and other tidal flat dwellers as well as wild birds and Shichimenso, a plant which thrives in high salinity waters. Facilities include a playground with a boat-shaped piece of play equipment the same size as the Ryofu-maru, Saga Domain's first practical steamship; and a course where visitors can ride unusual and interesting bicycles. In summer, children can play in a shallow water park area.

    様々なすべり台、おもしろ自転車等の遊具があり、水遊びができますので子供を遊ばせるには良いところだと思います。

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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