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Saga-jinja Shrine佐嘉神社


"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."

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place Saga Pref. Sagashi Matsubara 2-10-43
phone 0952249195

Review of Saga Shrine

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Reviewed:2018/03/27 Dedicated to samurai leader
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...
Reviewed:2017/12/12 prominent shrine of 佐賀
We visited it as it is just 10 mins from the佐賀城本丸歴史館. It is the main shrine of Saga, . Easy to access as it is along main road, and the flattering red banners plus the canon placed near the entrance...
Reviewed:2017/07/02 Not crowded
The Shrine is photogenic and you'll have the place to your self. There's also a picturesque stream nearby.



Saga Pref. Sagashi Matsubara 2-10-43 [map]



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Saga Main 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.