Spots in Takeo / Ureshino Area

  • Ureshino Onsen Wataya Besso
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    3.5
    177 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Saga Ureshino-shi Ureshinomachi Shimojuku Otsu 738
    This hot-spring inn is located in Shimojuku, Ureshino Town, Ureshino City, and is regarded as one of three major hot spring baths in Japan for promoting beautiful skin. It is said that the water from the inn's own source of Ureshino Hot Spring is beneficial in the treatment of rheumatism, nerve pain, skin diseases, women's diseases, anemia, cuts, and respiratory illnesses. The inn offers a large public bath made from natural granite and cypress, and an open-air bath and a private bath where you can hear the murmuring of Ureshino River nearby. Available for day use as well.

    I stayed one night at the Japanese room. The hotel is beautifully located next to the river. The hotel is very huge and has a beautiful Japanese garden. The decoration and the facade of the hotel...

  • Takeo-jinja Shrine (The Great Takeo Camphor Tree)
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    4.5
    122 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Saga Pref. Takeoshi Takeochou Takeo 5327
    This towering camphor tree is on the grounds of Takeo-jinja Shrine in Saga Prefecture. Follow the small path from the main hall through the bamboo grove and you'll find it. The seventh largest tree in Japan, it's 30 meters tall, 20 meters in diameter, and the branches spread for over 30 meters. The trunk is hollow, and the inside covers about 20 square meters. It's said to be 3,000 years old, and it's paid special respect as the shrine's sacred tree. A Shinto god known as Tenjin is enshrined in the cavity.

    Visited Takeo onsen temple and came across this giant tree. Nothing too impressive honestly it just a tree. One would probably spend 5 minutes to take a photo before headed to another spot. Can omit...

  • The Hamilton Ureshino
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    4.0
    128 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Saga Pref. Ureshinoshi Ureshinomachiwayagawachi 288-1
    "A hotel located in Iwayagawauchi, Ureshino-machi, Ureshino City. The hotel's bathhouse makes use of the waters of an Ureshino Onsen hot spring famous for its velvety texture and skin beautifying properties. This sodium hydrogen carbonate chloride spring is also said to treat such ailments as nerve pain, joint pain, muscle soreness, and frozen shoulders. Bathhouse facilities include a large indoor bath area outfitted with a wooden drain board floor, paper lanterns, and tile, giving it a Taisho Roman atmosphere; an outdoor bath with a pyramidal roof; and a private reservable outdoor bath constantly replenished ""kakenagashi"" style from the source spring. The hotel's bathhouse is also open to non-guests and offers bathhouse discounts with the purchase of a restaurant or beauty treatment course."

    During my whole stay at the Hamilton I felt very comfortable and had a very enjoyable time. I really, really enjoyed the complimentary drink on arrival in front of the fireplace, surrounded by board...

  • SAGA PREF. SPACE and SCIENCE MUSEUM
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    4.0
    77 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saga Pref. Takeoshi Takeochou Nagashima 16351
    This is a science museum where one can learn and do activities related to the nature and history of Saga, as well as the evolution of the Earth, stars and space. It is divided into the permanent exhibits “Earth Discovery Zone,” “Space Discovery Zone,” and “Saga Discovery Zone,” with workshops, activities, and exhibits to experience including the “space trainer” used by real astronauts. The planetarium holds shows aimed at infants, families and the general public, and there is an astronomical observation meeting every Saturday evening. It is a facility where one can enjoy learning from many different angles.

    If you dont understand Japanese, dont bother to consider putting this in the itinerary. This place is more suitable for kids and locals.

  • Hotel Kasuien
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    4.0
    112 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Saga Pref. Ureshinoshi Ureshinomachiwayagawachi Kou 333
    "A hot spring hotel located in Iwayagawachi Ureshino-machi, Ureshino City. The hotel's bathhouse is supplied with water from Ureshino Onsen, a hot spring district considered to be one of Japan's three most skin beautifying hot springs alongside Hinokami Onsen and Kitsuregawa Onsen. An alkaline spring containing an abundance of sodium, its waters are said to treat such ailments as nerve pain, muscle soreness, joint inflammation, and fatigue. Facilities include a large indoor bath designed based on the themes of beauty and healing, a ""sky high"" outdoor bath on the top floor with a sweeping view of the streets of Ureshino, and completely private reservable baths. The hotel's bathhouse is also open to non-guests."

    The hotel offered both open air and normal onsens on basement and top floor. During our stay, there was a big group using the open air onsen, so we ended up the other. The onsens provided free cold...

  • Roadside Station Tara
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    4.0
    72 Reviews
    Transportation
    Saga Pref. Fujitsuguntarachou Ifuku Kou 3488-2
    "A roadside station situated along National Route 207 in Ifuku Ko, Tara Town, Fujitsu County, Saga Prefecture. At the ""Tarafukukan"" farrmers market and local specialty products shop, visitors can purchase fresh, local vegetables, Tara mikan mandarin oranges, and other agricultural products; seafood from the Ariake Sea; and eggs from farms on the Taradake Highland. The station also sells medicinal herb ice cream, Saga beef croquettes, and other prepared foods. The Tajima ham sold here has received high praise in international competitions."

    It is located on Route 207, travelling from Saga to Nagasaki. Good place for self-drive drivers to stop-over for some rest and at the same time shops for local foods. There also some restaurant...

  • Roadside Station Kashima
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    4.0
    49 Reviews
    Transportation
    Saga Pref. Kashimashi Otonari Case 4427-6
    "A roadside station situated along National Route 207 in Otonari Kabuto, Kashima City. There's a farmer's market selling local agricultural and marine products as well as a sports park with a gymnasium and pool. Facing the tidal flats of the Ariake Sea, visitors can also get a sweeping view of the flats from the station's observatory and the station offers a Tanajibu local traditional fishing class and a class on the natural environment of the tidal flats. The annual ""Kashima Gatalympics"" are also held here."

    この「道の駅・鹿島」は別名「千菜市(せんじゃいち)」と呼ばれており、「千菜」とは自宅そばの畑で自家消費用に作っている多種の野菜の事で、それを販売しようというのが「道の駅・鹿島」の始まりとされている。人気があるのか駐車場はほぼ満車状態。 この道の駅・鹿島はそこそこの広さを持つもので、販売されているものは地場で採れた野菜等の食料品をメインに意外と豊富にある。御土産に最適かも知れない。高速道路のサービ...

  • Ureshino Onsen Siebold no Yu
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    4.0
    55 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Saga Pref. Ureshinoshi Ureshinomachishimojuku Otsu 818-2
    A public bathhouse located in the Ureshino Onsen in Shimojuku, Ureshino-machi, Ureshino City. Built in the gothic style, the bathhouse carries a charming, Taisho Roman atmosphere. In addition to a large indoor bath area and private reservable bath (which incorporate universal design principles), the bathhouse also has a citizen's art gallery. The baths are filled from a sodium - hydrogen carbonate - chloride spring whose waters are said to beautify the skin and treat such ailments as lower back pain, nerve pain, rheumatism, and women's diseases.

    Siebold no Yu is a public bath in Ureshino. It was named after a famous German doctor, but there is no direct relation to this facility. Its retro building, which is one of the landmarks of Ureshino...

  • Toyotamahime Shrine
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    3.5
    75 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Saga Pref. Ureshinoshi Ureshinomachishimojuku Otsu 2231-2
    This shrine is located in Ureshino City, Saga Prefecture. This historical ancient shrine was built prior to the Muromachi period (1336-1573), and it is enshrined with a Shiro Namazu (white catfish), which is said to be the work of Princess Toyotama. It is believed that your skin will become beautiful if you touch the revered Namazu, which is made of white porcelain and approximately 60 centimeters long.

    It is a small shrine, but the path which leads to the main building is quite long. It is located near spa resort area, you can take a walk after taking a bath. In this shrine, catfish is considered...

  • Ninja Village Hizen Yumekaido
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    3.5
    65 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saga Pref. Ureshinoshi Ureshinomachishimono Kou 716-1
    A theme park located in Ko, Shimono, Ureshino-machi, Ureshino City. Recreating what the Nagasaki Kaido highway looked like in the early Edo period, visitors to the park can enjoy ninja-themed attractions like shuriken (star shaped weapon) throwing, blow darts, and a trick ninja house, as well as a ninja show, museum of ninja tools, and ninja costume activity. There's also a studio where you can make raku ware, a fortuneteller, a restaurant (only on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays) and a gift and souvenir shop.

    Kids ages 6+ will love this! Billed as an Interactive Ninja Theme Park. You must see the Ninja Show, at the top of the hill in a theater with flashing swords, trap doors, hidden wall panels, and...

  • Mifuneyama Rakuen
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saga Takeo Takeocho Takeo 4100
    "Due to its resemblance in shape to a Chinese boat called a ""karasen"" in Japanese, Mt. Mifune is also called Mt. Karasen. This park is situated on the mountain's western side. The park was created over a three year period as part of a villa for Nabeshima Shigeyoshi, then lord of Takeo Domain. The park is incredibly beautiful in spring when some 2,000 cherry trees and 200 thousand azaleas on the grounds bloom in profusion. The sight of colorful azaleas sprawling like a patchwork quilt under azure sky is stunning, but the scenery created when the park is illuminated at night is also magical and exceptional."
  • Roadside Station Yamauchi
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    3.5
    13 Reviews
    Transportation
    Saga Pref. Takeoshi Yamauchichou Mimasaka Kai 14967-2
    A roadside station situated along the Yamauchi bypass in Mimasaka, Yamauchi-cho, Takeo City. The station sells vegetables picked locally that very morning, seasonal flowers, local specialty products, and pottery. The adjoining restaurant serves an all-you-can-eat buffet consisting of additive-free dishes made with local fresh vegetables and black rice grown with Mt. Kurokami spring water.

    先日嬉野温泉から武雄温泉に向けてドライブ中立ち寄りました。目的は水分補給&一服。施設としては中規模、産直品やパンフ類の品揃えは並かなという印象。夏休み直前の店内ではカブトムシの実演販売中でした。別棟形式のレストランで珈琲タイムでも思いましたが、残念ながらまだ準備中。プランBとして、産直品売り場であま夏ゼリー(税込み180円)を買い求め、カブトムシ売り場に隣接した休憩スペースでイートイン。スッキリし...

  • Ide Chanpon
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    4.0
    89 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saga Pref. Takeoshi Kitagatachou Shiku 1928
    A Japanese diner situated along National Route 34 in Shiku, Kitagata-cho, Takeo City. The restaurant's champon, consisting of a rich tonkotsu pork bone broth and a heaping pile of crisp vegetables, has been made according to the same recipe since the establishment first opened its doors in 1949. In addition to champon, the restaurant also serves pork cutlet and other rice bowls as well as udon noodles.

    The location is quite far from the centre of Saga city, so you need to drive there. Though Nagasaki champon noodle is quite famous, it is worth eating this Saga one once. At first unique smell...

  • Gyoza Kaikan
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    3.5
    87 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saga Pref. Takeoshi Takeochou Tomioka 12397-1
    "A ramen restaurant located in Tomioka, Takeo-cho, Takeo City. The restaurant's signature dishes are its ""Moshimoshi Ramen"" and ""White Gyoza"" pot stickers. The establishment is dedicated to making everything, including its noodles, gyoza skins, and fillings and toppings, by hand. In addition to serving menu selections like the ""Tokusei Ramen,"" ""Miso Ramen,"" and ""Tonkotsu Ramen,"" the restaurant offers its popular gyoza pot stickers for takeout."

    I visited the site that google map indicated but the place was under construction. I asked some students around there they told me the restaurant moved near...cosmos...some where...

  • Takeo Onsen Bussankan
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    3.5
    19 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).

    日帰りバスツアーで利用しました。いわゆる道の駅で、地元産の野菜や果物、お菓子、お土産物などを売っています。新鮮で安いです。

  • Taishoya Shiiba Sanso Shiiba no Yu
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    4.5
    8 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Saga Pref. Ureshinoshi Ureshinomachiwayagawachi Shiiba
    "A hot spring hotel located in Iwayagawachi Otsu, Ureshino-machi, Ureshino City. The hotel's bathhouse is supplied with waters from the famous Ureshino Onsen hot spring, considered one of the three most skin beautifying hot springs in all of Japan. The waters of this sodium - chloride - hydrogen carbonate spring are said to treat such ailments as nerve pain, frozen shoulders, chronic digestive diseases, and sensitivity to cold, in addition to promoting post-illness recovery. The ""Yama no Yu"" bathing area, which includes both an indoor bathing area and an outdoor bath, may only be used by guests, but the exterior ""Shiiba no Yu"" large outdoor bath area is open to non-guests as well. The hotel also has an adjoining all-you-can-eat buffet style restaurant called ""Yamaboshi"" which serves Japanese-style yakiniku barbecue and other dishes."

    しいばの湯は椎葉山荘にある露天風呂付き大浴場で宿泊者は無料ですが立ち寄り湯としてはタオル付き大人1,100円で利用できます。ここのお湯はとろみがなく、あまり嬉野温泉っぽくなかったです。そこまで広くなく、山の中に露天風呂があるので落ち葉が多く浮いています。椎葉山荘に宿泊していたので無料で入浴できましたが、私はここに1,100円支払うぐらいなら嬉野温泉街の中にある姉妹店の大正屋の立ち寄り湯に行きます。

  • Souan Yococho
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    4.0
    99 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saga Pref. Ureshinoshi Ureshinomachishimojuku Otsu 2190
    A tofu cuisine specialty restaurant located in Otsu Shimojuku, Ureshino-machi, Ureshino City. The restaurant is known for having invented onsen yudofu tofu, a local Ureshino Onsen specialty dish. The establishment primarily serves kaiseki course meals and onsen yudofu set meals. The restaurant's homemade tofu for its onsen yudofu is notable for its creamy texture and rich flavor, which customers can enjoy along with the milky white onsen yudofu broth.

    We had a very good and memorable tofu lunch ! Tofu was very smooth and tasty. Went there for early lunch and it was not crowded. Comfortable and cosy place. Friendly staff. English menu available.

  • 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

  • Kairodo
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    4.0
    41 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saga Takeo Takeocho Tomioka 8249-4 (Takeo Onsen Sta. (Kitaguchi) Tourist Information Office)

    The specialty of Cairodo is Wagyu beef. This is not really a restaurant, but just a kiosk selling bento box. You can however also eat in. Their bento, which won several prizes, is just excellent. But...

  • Yoko Museum Keishu-En Japanese Garden
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    3.5
    7 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saga Takeo Takeocho Takeo 4075-3

    赤絵5寸の陶器に目が止まった。何でも鑑定団で奥様が見たと?同じ物でないけど親近感湧いて、しばらく眺めてました。 品数は少なかったけど、人少なくゆっくり鑑賞できましたよ

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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