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Ceramics culture in Karatsu, Imari and Arita

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Carp Streamers in Rural Saga

Carp Streamers in Rural Saga

Mar 9 - May 31st

See carp streamers from below on a riverboat "cruise" in rural Saga.

Kawakami River, Saga 8 Free
Kashima Gatalympics

Kashima Gatalympics

Early Jun

Japan's craziest sporting event held on the mudflats of Kashima.

Roadside station Kashima 1 Free
Hydrangeas at Mikaeri Falls

Hydrangeas at Mikaeri Falls

Early - Late Jun

Visit Mikaeri Falls, one of Japan's top 100, during June for the Hydrangea Festival to see a lush valley covered in blooms.

Mikaeri falls 7 Free

Where to eat in Saga

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.

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..

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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 there's..

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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

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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