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Ceramics culture in Karatsu, Imari and Arita

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Top Attractions in Saga

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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

Saga Light Fantasy

Saga Light Fantasy

Kim

Illumination events are a staple over the winter months in Japan, and the annual Saga Light Fantasy event has now been runnin...

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Miniature Life Exhibition: Saga

Miniature Life Exhibition: Saga

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A special exhibition taking place at the Saga Prefectural Art Museum looks at works from Kumamoto-born Tatsuya Tanaka, a phot...

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Where to eat in Saga

Café Notch

Café Notch

Tristan Scholze

Café Notch brings together home cooking and healthy local products in a beautiful log cabin set in a mountainside village.

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Places to stay in Saga

Sunhotel Tosu

Sunhotel Tosu

Senén Germade

In the morning the hotel offers a buffet style breakfast from 6:30 am to 9:30 am. Usually, they prepare Japanese food includi...

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Latest Saga Reports

Saga Prefectural Museum

Saga Prefectural Museum

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The Saga Prefectural Museum serves as a window into the region's archeology, culture, history, and folklore. Alongside the pe...

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Takeo City Library

Takeo City Library

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Takeo City Library has modern architecture, books for sale, and even a Starbucks on site. Behind the main library building th...

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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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