Spots in Around Saga City Area

  • ONCRI
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    4.0
    155 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
    83 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
    40 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...

  • Yodohime-jinja Shrine
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    4.0
    36 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."

    Yodohime Shrine, which is dedicated to a sister of Jingukogo, a legendary empress in the antiquity, was once the 1st shrine of this region. It is located near Kawakamikyo, a beautiful scenic spot...

  • 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。

  • Former Koga Bank
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    4.0
    43 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Saga Saga-shi Yanagimachi 2-9

    This is not just a museum inside just one block. It is a collection of 7 historical houses built in the latter part of the 19th century and early 20th. A glimpse into the enthnography of a part of...

  • Roadside Station Yamato Soyokaze-kan
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    3.5
    17 Reviews
    Transportation
    Saga Pref. Sagashi Yamato-chomeno 805
    A roadside station situated along National Route 263 in Umeno, Yamato-cho, Saga City. The station sells fresh, local vegetable, Matsuume rice, and other agricultural products; dried persimmons (a local specialty product) and ice cream and yokan jelly made with dried persimmons; and craft goods like Nao washi Japanese paper. The adjoining bread bakery also offers dried persimmon soft serve ice cream. Adjoined by a caravan campground, visitors can also enjoy barbecuing and fishing here (visitors must bring their own fishing gear).

    道の駅大和の農産物直売所です。先日家人を案内し昼食&買い物。昼食の献立はそよかぜ館で購入した鶏めし弁当、唐揚げ、ピーチサンドなど。テラス席でごちそう様しましたが、普通以上に美味でしたね。ピーチサンドは甘さ控えめのクリームたっぷり。家人も私も思わずいいね! 自宅に持ち帰ったのはムカゴ、煎餅、蒸しパン。3品ともコスパ良。家人の総合評価は「また買い物したい」・・・案内した甲斐がありましたね。

  • 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
    36 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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    4.0
    34 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.

    鍋島家に伝わる三人の女性のお雛様が、雅やかに飾られていました。 雛人形が大好きですし、有田でも焼き物のお雛様を見てきたので、すごく見入ることができました。名古屋出身の私は、徳川家のお雛様も見たことがあるのですが、比較することもできて、本当に楽しかったです。

  • Kono Park Children's Amusement Park
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    4.5
    9 Reviews
    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.

    子供の頃、よく親に連れて行ってもらいました。今は帰省がてら娘を連れて行ってます。入園も無料だし、親子フリーパスで2000円で利用できるのは非常にありがたいです。初めての遊園地にはおすすめです。

  • Tsunetami Sano Memorial Museum
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    3.5
    23 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Saga Pref. Sagashi Kawasoemachihayatsue 446-1
    Tsunetami Sano established Hakuaisha (the predecessor to today’s Japan Red Cross Society) during the Satsuma Rebellion. Honoring that great enterprise and the man who initiated it, this museum aims to promote learning and spread the spirit of philanthropy. Here visitors can view great variety of materials on Tsunetami Sano, known as the father of the Japan Red Cross Society, including documents, personal items, and multi-vision videos.

    三重津海軍所跡の見学がメインできました。佐野常民のことはまったく知らないで来ましたが、最初のビデオをみてよくわかりました。ビデオをみてあとの見学コースを歩くと大河ドラマでもみているような感覚になりました。日本赤十字社のルーツがこういう場所とは知りませんでした。

  • Saga Higata Yoka Park
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    4.0
    7 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.

    Higata Yoka Park is located just beside Yoka Higashi tidal land, which is known for Suaeda Japonica. There is a free observatory, from which you can enjoy a wonderful view of the tidal land. It is an...

  • Saga 21 Seiki Kenmin no Mori
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    4.5
    11 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saga Saga-shi Fujicho Fujise 724-4

    古湯温泉に泊った時、1時間位の空き時間で利用しました。ここは山の中に施設や公園が複数点在しており、私達家族は北山森クラブという木の実で簡単な工作ができる所を利用しました。同施設には他にも木で作ったピタゴラスイッチみたいな遊び道具もあり、家族3人(うち1人は3歳)とも楽しめました。

  • 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。

  • Farmer's Market Macchan
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    4.0
    3 Reviews
    Shopping
    Saga Pref. Sagashi Mitsusemurayuzuriha 246-1
    A farmers market situated along National Route 263 in Yuzuriha, Mitsuse-mura, Saga City. Here visitors can buy fresh vegetables picked that very morning, rice from Mitsuse-mura and Fuji-cho, and other agricultural products; homemade Zaruyose tofu made with soybeans grown in the prefecture; Japanese pickles; fried foods; manju buns; and more. You can eat your purchases in the adjoining eat-in space or enjoy a lunch buffet consisting of dishes made with fresh, local vegetables sold by weight.

    福岡のローカルTV番組でよく紹介される店です。安いのでたいてい駐車場もいっぱいです。この日は小雨混じりだったせいか、お客さんも少なめで第一駐車場にすぐにはいれました。きな粉パン、きな粉もち、ごぼうを買って帰りました。

  • Saga Jofuku Chojukan Museum
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    4.0
    8 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."

    日曜日の9:00開館直後に伺いました。 貸切状態です。 アニメのゾンビランドサガ聖地巡礼と、徐福の話を聞きに来ました。 残念ながら徐福について詳しい方は不在だったようです。聞き方が悪かったのかもしれません...

  • Saga Pokapoka Onsen
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    3.0
    9 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Saga Prefecture Saga City Hyogo Kita 5-13-48
    A hot spring bathhouse located in 5-Chome., Hyogokita, Saga City. The bathhouse is supplied by a natural alkaline simple hot spring which wells up from 600 meters underground. The waters of this spring are said to treat nerve pain, muscle soreness, joint pain, frozen shoulders, motor paralysis, joint stiffness, bruises, sprains, sensitivity to cold, chronic digestive diseases, and hemorrhoids, in addition to promoting general health and aiding recovery from fatigue and illness. Facilities include a multitude bath styles such as an outdoor bath, reclining bath, and individual tsuboyu jar baths as well as a Maifan stone sauna, and five other types of saunas, a relaxation center, and a restaurant.

    It is a restaurant in Pokapoka Onsen. You have to buy a ticket from a machine first. Lake many other restaurants of this kind, you cannot expect much. But the price is ok.

  • Saga Castle Ruins
    Travel / Tourism
    Saga Pref. Sagashi Jounai
    "This castle ruins site is located in Saga City, Saga Prefecture. A symbol of Saga City, the former castle belonged to the Nabeshima clan, who ruled the then-Saga Domain, valued at 360 thousand ""koku"" of rice. The only original structures remaining today are the Shachi-no-mon inner citadel gate, tsuzuki-yagura linked turrets, and stone walls. Beyond the gate, a portion of the inner citadel palace has been restored. The Shachi-no-mon gate and linked turrets have been designated National Important Cultural Properties. The moat and surrounding area encircling the castle has been turned into the prefectural Saga Castle Park, and here visitors can enjoy the sight of cherry blossoms and azaleas when in season."
  • Saga Yamato Onsen Hotel Amandi
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Saga Pref. Sagashi Yamatochoukuchi 3667
    "A hotel situated along National Route 263 in Kuchii Yamato-cho, Saga City. The hotel's bathhouse is constantly replenished ""kakenagashi"" style from a natural hot spring welling up from 1,300 meters underground. The waters of this carbonated spring are said to treat such ailments as heart disease, neurasthenia, insomnia, and stiff shoulders, and the carbonic acid they contain are also said to promote health and blood circulation. Facilities include an outdoor rock bath, barrel bath, indoor bathing area, and sauna, as well as a bedrock bath and aesthetic salon. The bathhouse is available to non-guests as well and is open for early morning bathing."

    ホテルの入浴施設を立ち寄りで開放しています。長湯温泉まで行かないでも炭酸温泉にはいれるので、佐賀や長崎からのドライブの帰りに立ち寄りで来ています。炭酸温泉は温度が低いのですが、中に入っていると肌に泡がついてきます。夏の間はプールと一緒に入浴に来るお客さんが多いので混雑しています。通常はホテルの前の駐車場に車を停めればよいのですが、混雑時にはホテルの高速側の臨時の駐車場が開放されています。設備は、多...

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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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