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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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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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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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Kotobukiya Ryokan

Kotobukiya Ryokan

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For those travelers coming to Japan and wish to explore its traditions and culture, staying in a ryokan is a unique opportuni...

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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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Galaxy Glaze Showroom

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Arita is a hub for pottery, and if you're after some unique pieces the Galaxy Glaze Showroom is a must visit. The pieces are ...

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Tozan Shrine

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Arita, in Saga Prefecture, is home to one of Japan's most unique shrines. Tozan Shrine is decked out in pottery, including 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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