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Kyushu Travel Guide

Saga-prefecture travel guide

 

Saga-prefecture is located in the northern part of Kyushu and are adjacent to

Fukuoka-prefecture in the east and to Nagasaki-prefecture in the west.

The north side faces Genkai Quasi-National Park with scenic coast line.

In the south, the Saga plain that is adjacent to Ariake Sea is spreading.

The capital of the prefecture is Saga-city.

 


 

Location of Saga-prefecture

 

  

 

 


 

Where to Explore  

 

Saga-city

It faces the Ariake Sea on the south and is home to Saga Airport. In the center of the city is

the Saga Castle History Museum, which also serves as the city’s symbol. The castle itself is no

longer standing, but the main keep has been reconstructed, resulting in one of the largest

wooden structures in Japan.

 


 

Karatsu and Yobuko

Located on the Higashi Matsuura Peninsula in the north-western part of Saga-prefecture,

have been prosperous from ancient times as an important point for trade with Mainland China.

Karatsu is a part of Genkai Quasi-National Park, and has many scenic spots.

 


 

Takeo

Located in the western part of Saga-prefecture. The hot spring temperature is 18 to 52 degrees.

Spring quality is smooth with alkaline simple hot spring.  It is said that the color is colorless and

transparent and has an outstanding effect on recovery from fatigue.

 


 

Arita

Famous for Arita yaki which is 400-years old porcelain. The piece is bright, elegant pictures

drawn in transparent white porcelain. 

 


 

Imari

The porcelain town, has 400years history. Imari is most notable because of Imari porcelain,

which is the European collectors’ name for Japanese porcelain wares made in the town of

Arita, Saga-prefecture.

 


 

Kashima

Located about 60 kilometers southwest of Saga-city. It borders the Ariake Sea to the

east and Nagasaki-prefecture to the southwest.

Feature sightseeing spot is Yutoku Inari Shrine and also Sake brewery visiting are recommended.

 


 

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You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

And we would love to chat about your travel plans on the phone as well,

please ring our office a call in English    Tel : +81-93-521-8897

 


 

Tour results

We are offering various types of tours, and the tour results up to now are shown links below.   

Tailor-made tour       Study tour       Golf tour 

 


 

Karatsu & Yobuko one-day tour

 

Karatsu and Yobuko, located on the Higashi Matsuura Peninsula in the northwestern part

of Saga-prefecture, have been prosperous from ancient times as an important point for trade

with Mainland China. Karatsu is a part of Genkai Quasi-National Park, and has many scenic spots.

 


 

 Location of Karatsu & Yobuko

 

  

 

 


 

Tour conditions

 

The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.

・Minimum number : 2 person

・Maxum number : 30 person

・Start and end of the tour is Fukuoka-city, please specify the place where you want

・Tour date : please specify the date

・Chartered vehicle is utilized as per number of person.

   (1) less than 8 person

     a chartered taxi is used with English speaking driver

     English speaking driver assist the tour as tour guide and tour attendant

   (2) more than 9 person

  a chartered bus is used with Japanese speaking driver

  English speaking guide who also works as a tour attendant is accompanied

    for assist the tour in the case of using a chartered bus

 


 

Itinerary  

 

9:00 Depart Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Katatsu

   Kagamiyama Mountain   → KaratsuCastle  → Karatsu Shrine

Transfer to Yobuko

Exploring Yobuko

  Lunch ; Yobuko Squid

  Hado-misaki Cape   → Nagoya Castle Ruins​

Transfer to  Fukuoka-city 

17:00 Arrive  Fukuoka-city 

 


 

Where to visit  

 

Kagamiyama Mountain

Panoramic view of Karatsu Castle, Karatsu bay and Nijino-matsubara (Rainbow pine forest)

The height is 284 metre from sea level and top of the mountain is flat and wide geographical feature.

The area is famous for cherry blossom and azalea flower in spring season.

 


 

Karatsu Castle

Karatsu Castle is called Dancing Crane Castle.

The Castle, which stands beside Karatsu Bay, is unusual in that the stonework rises directly

out of the water, using the ocean as a natural moat.

 


 

Karatsu Shrine

The Shrine of Karatsu Kunchi. It is a Shinto shrine located about 1 km west of Karatsu Castle and

the original shrine was founded in 755.  Karatsu Kunchi is held From November 2nd to 4th every year.

 


 

Yobuko Squid

Famous for fresh Squid, transparent in body and firm in texture. The squid has a sweetness that melt

upon the tangue. In the finely crafted style of sashimi known as Ikezukuri, the flesh of still-living

seafood is served.

 


 

Hado-misaki Cape

Cape of Lovers’ sanctuary. The main attractions of Cape Hado are the heart-shaped monument,

underwater observation tower, and the sunset. It is frequented by young couples who take photos

in front of the heart monument.

 

          Hado-misaki beach

             Heart monument

            The north-west end


 

Nagoya Castle Ruins​

The Castle was a castle located in the old Hizen Province of Japan. The historic castle was

the base from which Toyotomi Hideyoshi launched his invasions of Korea.

 

 

 

Contact us

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

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You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897, Fax : +81-93-521-8898

Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

Tour results

We are offering various types of tours, and the tour results up to now are shown links below.      

Tailor-made tour      Study tour       Golf tour 

 


 

Takeo & Yutoku Inari Shrine one-day tour

 

 

Takeo is a Onsen Resort, located in the western part of Saga-prefecture.

The hot spring temperature is 18 to 52 degrees. Spring quality is smooth with alkaline

simple hot spring.

Yutoku Inari Shrine is one of the most famous Inari shrines in Japan.

Dedicated to Inari, the deity whose messengers are foxes, it is the third largest of its

kind in Japan.

 


 

 Location of Takeo and Kashima

 

  

 

 


 

Tour conditions

 

The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.

・Minimum number : 2 person

・Maxum number : 30 person

・Start and end of the tour is Fukuoka-city, please specify the place where you want

・Tour date : please specify the date

・Chartered vehicle is utilized as per number of person.

   (1) less than 8 person

     a chartered taxi is used with English speaking driver

     English speaking driver assist the tour as tour guide and tour attendant

   (2) more than 9 person

  a chartered bus is used with Japanese speaking driver

  English speaking guide who also works as a tour attendant is accompanied

    for assist the tour in the case of using a chartered bus

 


 

Itinerary  

 

9:00 Depart Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Takeo

Exploring Takeo

   Mifuneyama-rakuen Garden   → Great Camphor tree at Takeo Shrine

   Romon Gate

Transfer Yutoki Inari Shrine

Exploring Yutoku Inari Shrine

Transfer to Fukuoka-city 

17:00 Arrive Fukuoka-city

 


 

Where to explore

 

Mifuneyama-rakuen Garden

Beautiful Japanese Garden, located in the southwestern foot of Mifuneyama

Construction of the garden took about 3 years and completed in 1845, the area is about 5ha.

The dynamic cliffs of Mifuneyama Mountain can be seen from the gardesn.

 

     

 

Great Camphor tree at Takeo Shrine

One of the oldest Camphor tree in Japan. The tree is one of the largest in Japan and over 3,000

years old. Designated a natural monument of the city. It is 30 m high, has a circumference of 20 m,

and its branches extend 30 m east-west and 33 m north-south.

 


 

Romon Gate

The landmark of Takeo Onsen. Romon Gate, which was designed by a renowned architect in

the Meiji Era, Kingo Tatsuno, and is at the entrance of the Onsen area.

 

     


 

Yutoku Inari Shrine

The Shrine was used as a Shooting location of Thailand drama. One of the most famous Inari

shrines in Japan and located in Kashima-city, Saga-prefecture. Dedicated to Inari, the deity

whose messengers are foxes, it is the third largest of its kind in Japan.


 

Contact us

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

Enquiry Form 

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897, Fax : +81-93-521-8898

Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

Tour results

We are offering various types of tours, and the tour results up to now are shown links below.      

Tailor-made tour      Study tour       Golf tour 

 


 

Arita & Imari one-day tour

 

Arita, famous for Arita yaki which is 400-years old porcelain. The piece is bright, elegant

pictures drawn in transparent white porcelain. 

Imari is most notable because of Imari porcelain, which is the European collectors’ name for

Japanese porcelain wares made in the town of Arita, Saga Prefecture.

 

Both places have different feature of porcelain respectively.

 


 

 Location of Arita  and Imari

 

  

 

 


 

Tour conditions

 

The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.

・Minimum number : 2 person

・Maxum number : 30 person

・Start and end of the tour is Fukuoka-city , please specify the place where you want

・Tour date : please specify the date

・Chartered vehicle is utilized as per number of person.

   (1) less than 8 person

     a chartered taxi is used with English speaking driver

     English speaking driver assist the tour as tour guide and tour attendant

   (2) more than 9 person

  a chartered bus is used with Japanese speaking driver

  English speaking guide who also works as a tour attendant is accompanied

    for assist the tour in the case of using a chartered bus

  


 

Itinerary  

 

9:00 Depart  Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Arita

Exploring  Arita

   Arita Porcelain Park → Porcelain Manufacturer in Arita

Exploring Imari

   Okawachiyama porcelain district

Transfer to  Fukuoka-city

17:00 Arrive  Fukuoka-city

 


 

Where to explore

 

Arita Porcelain Park

 


 

Porcelain Manufacturer in Arita


 

Okawachiyama porcelain district in Imari

Originally, an owner of the Imari porcelain was Nabeshima clan, in order to develop and protect

its outstanding technique, he gathered skilled artisans and painters in Okawachiyama district.

Now. about 30 ptteris are manufacturing Imari porcelain.

 


 

Contact us

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

Enquiry Form 

You can also contact us by e-mail at  info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897, Fax : +81-93-521-8898

Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

Tour results

We are offering various types of tours, and the tour results up to now are shown links below.    

Tailor-made tour      Study tour       Golf tour 

 


 

Takeo travel guide

 

The Onsen resort, has 1200 years history

 

Takeo is located in the western part of Saga-prefecture.

The hot spring temperature is 18 to 52 degrees. Spring quality is smooth with alkaline simple

hot spring.  It is said that the color is colorless and transparent and has an outstanding effect

on recovery from fatigue.

 


 

Romon Gate

The landmark of Takeo Onsen.

Romon Gate, which was designed by a renowned architect in the Meiji Era, Kingo Tatsuno,

and is at the entrance of the Onsen area.

 

     


 

Mifuneyama-rakuen Garden

Beautiful Japanese Garden, located in the southwestern foot of Mifuneyama

Construction of the garden took about 3 years and completed in 1845, the area is about 5ha.

The dynamic cliffs of Mifuneyama Mountain can be seen from the gardesn.

 

     

 

Great Camphor tree at Takeo Shrine

One of the oldest Camphor tree in Japan.

The tree is one of the largest in Japan and over 3,000 years old. Designated a natural monument

of the city. It is 30 m high, has a circumference of 20 m, and its branches extend 30 m east-west

and 33 m north-south.

 


 

 Location of Takeo

 

  

 


 

General information  

Address City hall : 12-30 Oaza-showa, Takeo-cho, Takeo-city, Saga-prefecture
Access

25 minutes by a vehicle from Arita

50 minutes by a vehicle from Saga-city

80 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

60 minutes by a vehicle from Nagasaki-city

Population 48,000   Population density 250

 

Contact us

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

Enquiry Form 

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

And we would love to chat about your travel plans on the phone as well,

please ring our office a call in English    Tel : +81-93-521-8897

 


 

Tour results

We are offering various types of tours, and the tour results up to now are shown links below.       

Tailor-made tour      Study tour      Golf tour 

 


 

Karatsu & Yobuko travel guide

 

Karatsu and Yobuko, located on the Higashi Matsuura Peninsula in the northwestern

part of Saga-prefecture, have been prosperous from ancient times as an important point for

trade with Mainland China.

Karatsu is a part of Genkai Quasi-National Park, and has many scenic spots.

 


 

Karatsu Castle

Karatsu Castle is called Dancing Crane Castle

The Castle, which stands beside Karatsu Bay, is unusual in that the stonework rises directly

out of the water, using the ocean as a natural moat.

 


 

Kagamiyama Mountain

Panoramic view of Karatsu Castle, Karatsu bay and Nijino-matsubara (Rainbow pine forest)

The height is 284 metre from sea level and top of the mountain is flat and wide geographical

feature. The area is famous for cherry blossom and azalea flower in spring season.

 


 

Karatsu Shrine

The Shrine of Karatsu Kunchi.

It is a Shinto shrine located about 1 km west of Karatsu Castle and the original shrine was

founded in 755.  Karatsu Kunchi is held From November 2nd to 4th every year.

 


 

Yobuko

Town of Fishing industry, famous for Squid and Morning Market called Asaichi.

Yobuko is located northern tip of Saga-prefecture and is facing to Denkai-nada Sea.

A lot of places were as a Shooting location of Thailand drama.

 

 

                 Yobuko Port

                  Fresh Squid

                Fresh Squid


 

Yobuko Asaichi

Fishery Morning Market called Asaichi

Asaichi opens from 7:30 to 12:00, every day at just next to Yobuko Port. The street of

200 m borrowed from the eaves of the shopping street is named “Asaichi Street”.

The place was used as a Shooting location of Thailand drama.

 

                  Entrance gate

               Shopping street

                Typical shop


 

Hado-misaki Cape

Cape of Lovers’ sanctuary

The main attractions of Cape Hado are the heart-shaped monument, underwater observation tower,

and the sunset. It is frequented by young couples who take photos in front of the heart monument.

 

          Hado-misaki beach

             Heart monument

            The north-west end


 

Nagoya Castle Ruins​

The Castle was a castle located in the old Hizen Province of Japan. The historic castle was

the base from which Toyotomi Hideyoshi launched his invasions of Korea.

 

 

 


 

Yobuko and Genkai Sea from the view of Nagoya Castle Ruins


 

 Location of Karatsu & Yobuko

 

  

 


 

Contact us

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

Enquiry Form 

You can also contact us by e-mail at  info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

And we would love to chat about your travel plans on the phone as well,

please ring our office a call in English    Tel : +81-93-521-8897

 


 

Tour results

We are offering various types of tours, and the tour results up to now are shown links below.       

Tailor-made tour      Study tour      Golf tour 

 


 

Kashima travel guide

 

Kashima is located about 60 kilometers southwest of Saga-city.

It borders the Ariake Sea to the east and Nagasaki Prefecture to the southwest.

Feature sightseeing spot is Yutoku Inari Shrine and also Sake brewery visiting

is recommended.

 

           Sake Brewery

           Sake Brewery

           Ariake Sea


 

Yutoku Inari Shrine

One of the most famous Inari shrines in Japan and located in Kashima-city, Saga-prefecture.

Dedicated to Inari, the deity whose messengers are foxes, it is the third largest of its kind

in Japan. It was constructed in 1688 as the family shrine of the Nabeshima clan who ruled

what would become the Saga area during the Edo period. ​​

 

The Shrine was used as a Shooting location of Thailand drama.

 


 

 Location of Kashima

 

  

 

 


 

General information  

Address City hall : 2643-1 Nodomibun, Kashima-city, Saga-prefecture
Access

30 minutes by a vehicle from Takeo

40 minutes by a vehicle from Arita

50 minutes by a vehicle from Saga

80 minutes by a vehicle from Karatsu

90 minutes by a vehicle from Yobuko

100 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

70 minutes by a vehicle from Nagasaki-city

Population 29,000   Population density 260

 

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

Enquiry Form

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

And we would love to chat about your travel plans on the phone as well,

please ring our office a call in English    Tel : +81-93-521-8897

 


 

Tour results

We are offering various types of tours, and the tour results up to now are shown links below.       

Tailor-made tour      Study tour      Golf tour 

 


 

Yutoku Inari Shrine

 

One of the most famous Inari shrines in Japan

 

Dedicated to Inari, the deity whose messengers are foxes, it is the third largest of its kind

in Japan. It was constructed in 1688 as the family shrine of the Nabeshima clan who ruled

what would become the Saga area during the Edo period. 

 

​​The Shrine was used as a Shooting location of Thailand drama.

 


 

 Location of Kashima

  


 


 

General information  

Address Furueda, Kashima-city, Saga-prefecture
Access

30 minutes by a vehicle from Takeo

40 minutes by a vehicle from Arita

50 minutes by a vehicle from Saga

80 minutes by a vehicle from Karatsu

90 mnutes by a vehicle from Yobuko

100 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

70 minutes by a vehicle from Nagasaki-city


 
Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

Enquiry Form 

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897, Fax :  +81-93-521-8898

Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

Arita travel guide

 

It is known for producing Arita porcelain, one of the traditional handicrafts of Japan.

Famous for Arita yaki which is 400-years old porcelain. The piece is bright, elegant

pictures drawn in transparent white porcelain. 

It holds the largest ceramic fair in Western Japan, the Arita Ceramic Fair.

This event is held from April 29 to May 5 every year and has thousands of stores and

stalls lining the six-kilometre long main street.

 


 

Arita Porcelain Park

Offers a drastic change of scenery, which might even make you forget you are in Japan.

This park features a stunning garden and palace designed in the style of 18th-century

German Baroque architecture. This is said to be a tribute to Arita’s influence on

European ceramic design.

 

 

     

 

Porcelain Manufacturer, Kakieon

A style of Japanese porcelain, with over glaze decoration called “enameled” ceramics.

It was originally produced at the factories around Arita, in Japan’s from the Edo period’s

mid-17th century onwards.

The style shares much in common with the Chinese “Famille Verte” style.

The quality of its decoration was highly prized in the West and widely imitated by major

European porcelain manufacturers during the Rococo period.

 


 

 Location of Arita

 

  

 


 

General information  

Address City hall : 2202 Tachibeotsu, Arita-chi, Nishi-Matsuura-gun, Saga-prefecture
Access

30 minutes by a vehicle from Imari-city

60 minutes by a vehicle from Saga-city

100 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

60 minutes by a vehicle from Nagasaki-city

Population 19,600   Population density 298

 

Contact us

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

Enquiry Form

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

And we would love to chat about your travel plans on the phone as well,

please ring our office a call in English    Tel : +81-93-521-8897

 


 

Tour results

We are offering various types of tours, and the tour results up to now are shown links below.   

Tailor-made tour      Study tour      Golf tour 

 


 

Imari travel guide

 

Imari is the porcelain town, has 400years history

Imari is most notable because of Imari porcelain, which is the European collectors’

name for Japanese porcelain wares made in the town of Arita, Saga Prefecture.

 

The porcelain was exported from the port of Imari specifically for the European

export trade.

 


 

Okawachiyama porcelain district

Originally, an owner of the Imari porcelain was Nabeshima clan, in order to develop and protect

its outstanding technique, he gathered skilled artisans and painters in Okawachiyama district.

Now. about 30 ptteris are manufacturing Imari porcelain.

 


 

 Location of Imari

 

  

 


 

General information  

Address City hall : 1355-1 Tachibana, Imari-city, Saga-prefecture
Access

40 minutes by a vehicle from Karatsu-city

80 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

80 minutes by a vehicle from Nagasaki-city

Population 54,000   Population density 210

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

Enquiry Form

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

And we would love to chat about your travel plans on the phone as well,

please ring our office a call in English    Tel : +81-93-521-8897

 


 

Tour results

We are offering various types of tours, and the tour results up to now are shown links below.      

 Tailor-made tour      Study tour      Golf tour