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Ceramics culture in Karatsu, Imari and Arita

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Arita

Arita

One of the things that Saga prefecture is best known for is its pottery, and one of the cities at the heart of Saga’s inspire...

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Saga City

Saga City

The capital of the Saga Prefecture may be synonymous with the rice paddies which surround the area, but if you are curious en...

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Ogi

Ogi

Just a 15 minute train ride from Saga City there is the more rural town of Ogi, getting away from the hustle and bustle of ci...

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Upcoming Saga Events

Cosmos Season at Kinryu Park

Cosmos Season at Kinryu Park

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Each year around the early October timeframe, Saga's Kinryu Park is filled with the color of thousands of cosmos flowers in b...

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Ushio Bairin Plum Festival

Ushio Bairin Plum Festival

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Taking place annually from mid-February to early March, the Ushio Bairin Plum Festival welcomes spring's arrival in a spectac...

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Where to eat in Saga

Fuunoki Shokudo

Fuunoki Shokudo

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Fuunoki Shokudo is a home style cooking restaurant, with both Japanese and Western style offerings available. Across the stre...

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Gallery Arita 7

Gallery Arita

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At Gallery Arita in Saga Prefecture, you can enjoy your coffee with a unique spin. The cafe is adorned with walls of beautifu...

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Places to stay in Saga

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Saga Airport

Saga Airport

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Saga Airport provides domestic connections to Tokyo's Haneda and Narita Airports, as well as international routes to China, T...

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Fuunoki Shokudo

Fuunoki Shokudo

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Fuunoki Shokudo is a home style cooking restaurant, with both Japanese and Western style offerings available. Across the stre...

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Streets of Arita

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Arita, in Saga Prefecture, is a city with strong roots to the pottery industry. Wandering the streets is a great way to get a...

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About Saga

Saga
Okinawa Nagasaki Fukuoka Saga Kumamoto Kagoshima Miyazaki Oita Ehime Kochi Tokushima Kagawa Yamaguchi Hiroshima Okayama Tottori Shimane Hyogo Kyoto Osaka Wakayama Nara Shiga Mie Fukui Ishikawa Toyama Gifu Aichi Nagano Shizuoka Niigata Yamanashi Kanagawa Tokyo Saitama Gunma Tochigi Chiba Ibaraki Fukushima Miyagi Yamagata Iwate Akita Aomori Hokkaido
Region Kyushu
Island Kyushu
Capital Saga
Population 849,788
Area 2440.64 sq. km

The smallest prefecture in Kyushu, Saga Prefecture (佐賀県, Saga-ken) is the perfect getaway from the more-populated nearby areas of Fukuoka and Nagasaki.

Travel through time at the Yoshinogari Ruins, while Karatsu Castle and Yutoku Inari Shrine, one of the three largest Inari shrines in Japan, are also places of note.

Saga is also famous for its quirky events; a popular event held in early November (often coinciding with Karatsu Kunchi, another famous festival) is the Saga International Balloon Fiesta, one of the largest hot air balloon competitions in the world. The Kashima “Gatalympics” in May and/or June involve competitions done on mudflats, resulting in pretty much everyone being covered in mud.

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