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.

Places to visit in Saga

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Sights in Saga

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Karatsu Burger (Oteguchi)

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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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

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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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Kakureisen

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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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Suginoya

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Featuring free WiFi, Suginoya offers accommodation in Saga, 17 km from Mallage Saga. Free private parking is available on site. Every room is fitted with a fla

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Saga Washington Hotel Plaza

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Saga Washington Plaza Hotel features accommodations with free wired internet and a flat-screen TV with video-on-demand. Saga Train Station is a 5-minute walk aw

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Toyoko Inn Saga Ekimae

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Featuring chargeable massages, a launderette and rooms with free Wi-Fi, the Toyoko Inn lies right in front Saga Station. The hotel offers free-use lobby compute

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APA Hotel Saga Ekimae Chuo

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APA Hotel Saga Ekimae Chuo is a 4-minute walk from JR Saga Train Station and 3.7 km from Saga Castle Park. It offers rooms with free wired internet and a 32-inc

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Saga City Hotel

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A 5-minute walk from JR Saga Train Station, City Hotel offers private rooms and unique sleeping capsules with free Wi-Fi. It serves a buffet breakfast and has a

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