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Karatsu Kunchi Festival

Karatsu Kunchi Festival

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For over 400 years, this autumn festival has been held at Karatsu Shrine and is one of Kyushu's major festival attractions.

Karatsu Shrine Nov 2nd - Nov 4th 1 Free

Where to eat in Saga

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 beautiful Arita..

Café Notch

Café Notch

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

Places to stay in Saga

Hotel Route-Inn Saga Ekimae

Hotel Route-Inn Saga Ekimae


Hotel Route-Inn Saga Ekimae is without doubt a convenient stay if you are planning to spend time in Saga. It is 35 minutes by ..


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 there's..

Galaxy Glaze Showroom 7

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..

Tozan Shrine 6

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..


About 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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