Saga

About Saga

Saga has a natural beauty that inspires. It is one of the few prefectures that has two different ocean borders: The Sea of Genkai on the north and on its south side the fertile plain along the Sea of Ariake. Saga is perfect for adventuring whilst still enjoying a relaxed countryside vibe. It is home to globally famous pottery, delicious locally grown food, relaxing hot springs and colorful festivals. An annual must see event is the Karatsu Kunchi Festival featuring massive floats shaped like samurai helmets, sea bream, and dragons made using traditional techniques and constructed with wood, lacquer and other materials. This annual extravaganza draws crowds of anywhere between 150,000 to 500,000 people over the three day holiday.

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Karatsu Burger (Oteguchi)

This food stall sells handmade burgers, a local specialty of Karatsu City. Well known for their homemade demi-glace sauce, Karatsu Burger prepares each burger w

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Niji No Matsubara

This 360-year-old pine forest in Karatsu was originally planted by Terazawa Hirotaka, a feudal lord of the early Edo period (1603-1868). The forest was meant to

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Tozan Jinja Shrine

Tozan Jinja, also called Sueyama Jinja, is a shrine dedicated to the porcelain manufacturers and merchants of Arita. This is a unique spot as the entrance gate,

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Takeo Onsen (Hot Spring)

Six different types of onsen or hot springs are on offer at this hot springs district located in the historic city of Takeo. Three of the onsen -- Motoyu, Horai

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Genkai Quasi-National Park Nanatsugama

A basalt coast eroded by strong winds and tidal waves of the Genkai Sea, Genkai Quasi-National Park Nanatsugama features seven caves, otherwise known as the Nan

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Yobuko Morning Market

This market, open from 7:30 to 12:00 daily, is one of Japan's three largest morning markets. Fresh vegetables, fruit and many kinds of seafood (because of the m

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Hotels in Saga

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Karatsu Daiichi Hotel

A 5-minute walk from JR Karatsu Station, Karatsu Daiichi Hotel offers free WiFi and a complimentary breakfast including bread, rice balls and miso soup.

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Kakureisen

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Kakureisen offers accommodation in Saga. Every room at this ryokan is air conditioned and is fitted with a flat-sc

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Ryokan Yoshidaya

Ryokan Yoshidaya offers accommodation in Ureshino. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Saga Airport can be reach

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Koyokaku

Located in Ureshino, 600 metres from Yureshino Onsen, Koyokaku features air-conditioned rooms and free private parking. Every room is equipped with a flat-scre

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Irifuneso

Irifuneso offers accommodation in Ureshino. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Every room at this ryokan is air conditioned and features a flat-screen TV

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Ryokan Wataya

Ryokan Wataya is situated in Karatsu, 44 km from Fukuoka and 37 km from Saga. Free private parking is available on site. Every room at this ryokan is air condi

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