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Kyushu Travel Guide

Southern Saga tour / Kashima, Yotoku Inari Shrine & Saga-city

 

 Where to Explore  

 

Kashima, Utoku Inari Shrine, Saga-city

 

 

General condition

・Departure and disbandment place is in Fukuoka-city

・Chartered vehicle is used

 


 

 Itinerary  

 

8:30 Depart Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Kashima using Kyushu Expressway, 1 hour 30 minutes

Visit Yotoku Inari Shrine

transfer to Saga

Lunch at Saga-city

Exploring Saga-city

  Saga Castle History Museum. Saga Shrine, Mietsu Naval Dock

Transfer to Fukuoka using Kyushu Expressway, 1 hour  

18:00 Arrive at Fukuoka-city 

 


 

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 is recommended.

           Sake Brewery

           Sake Brewery

           Ariake Sea

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.


 

Saga-city

It faces the Ariake Sea on the south and is home to Saga Airport.

Saga is known as the plece where it has made a great contribution to the Japanese

Industrial Revolution.

 

Saga Castle History Museum

Japan’s Industrial Modernization activity was started here in Saga.

The largest restored wooden building in Japan at 2,500m2, the museum offers the unparalleled

chance to experience a Japanese castle from more than 175 years ago.


 

Saga Shrine

The shrine is designated as the special government shrine.

The shrine dedicated to Naomasa Nabeshima, who oversaw the manufacture of Japan’s

first modern Cannon.


 

Mietsu Naval Dock

World Heritage, Site of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution

Before Meiji Restoration, the Mietsu Naval Dock served as a venue for naval drilling and

maintenance of Western-style ship, as the naval base of Saga Clan.

Japan’s first practical steam ship, the Ryofu-maru was constructed there in 1865.

   

 

Yoshinogari Remains

Lie on the spacious hilly area in the northeastern part of Saga. Remains of a ringed-dugout settlement

presumably dating back to the 3rd century B.C. were unearthed there, and excavation is still underway

at the site. They are among the largest archeological remains in Japan.

   

 

Note : we can arrange any other destinations considering your preferences for making

           your own plan.

 


 

 

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 

 


 

 

Saga travel guide

 

Saga-city in Kyushu is the seat of the Saga-prefectural government.

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.

 

Saga is also known as the plece where it has made a great contribution to the Japanese

Industrial Revolution.

 


 

Saga Castle History Museum

Japan’s Industrial Modernization activity was started here in Saga.

The largest restored wooden building in Japan at 2,500m2, the museum offers the unparalleled

chance to experience a Japanese castle from more than 175 years ago.


 

Saga Shrine

The shrine is designated as the special government shrine.

The shrine dedicated to Naomasa Nabeshima, who oversaw the manufacture of Japan’s

first modern Cannon.


 

Yoshinogari Remains

The largest archeological remains in Japan.

Lie on the spacious hilly area in the northeastern part of Saga. Remains of a ringed-dugout settlement

presumably dating back to the 3rd century B.C. were unearthed there, and excavation is still underway

at the site.


 

Mietsu Naval Dock

World Heritage, Site of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution

Before Meiji Restoration, the Mietsu Naval Dock served as a venue for naval drilling and

maintenance of Western-style ship, as the naval base of Saga Clan.

Japan’s first practical steam ship, the Ryofu-maru was constructed there in 1865.

     

 

Tsukiji Reflectance Furnace

This is the Japan’s first constructed Reflectance Furnace and it was used for Japan’s first

Cannon manufactureing.

     

 

Saga International Balloon Fiesta

The largest hot air balloon competition in all of Asia with over 100 participating balloon teams

from all over the world.


 

                 Location of Saga

   

 

 


 

 General information  

 

Address City hall : 1-1 Sakai-machi, Saga-city, Saga-prefecture
Access

50 minutes by a vehicle from Takeo

60 minutes by a vehicle from Arita

60 minutes by a vehicle from Karatsu

90 minutes by a vehicle from Yobuko

70 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

90 minutes by a vehicle from Nagasaki-city

Population 234,000   Population density 540

 

 

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 

 


 

Tsukiji Reflectance Furnace

 

This is the Japan’s first constructed Reflectance Furnace in Japan

 

In the late Edo period when the necessity of maritime defense increased, the Saga clan

built the Tsukiji Reflectance Furnace for making cast iron-made Western cannons

and completed in 1850.

And then, the cast iron cannon was manufactured or the first time in Japan in 1851.

 


 

 General information  

 

Address Nagase-machi, Saga-city, Saga-prefecture
Access

110 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

80 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

 

70 minutes by a vehicle from Karatsu

50 minutes by a vehicle from Takeo

60 minutes by a vehicle from Arita

 

90 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 

 


 

Saga Castle History Museum

 

Japan’s Industrial Modernization activity was started here

 

The largest restored wooden building in Japan at 2,500m2, the museum offers the

unparalleled chance to experience a Japanese castle from more than 175 years ago.

 

 

     

 

 General information  

 

Address 2-18-1 Jonai, Saga-city, Saga-prefecture
Access

110 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

80 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

 

70 minutes by a vehicle from Karatsu

50 minutes by a vehicle from Takeo

60 minutes by a vehicle from Arita

 

90 minutes by a vehicle from Nagasaki-city

Open hours 9:00 to 17:00
Admission fee No fee is required
Days closed December 29 to 31

 
 

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 

 


 

Saga Shrine

 

The shrine is designated as the special government shrine

 

The shrine dedicated to Naomasa Nabeshima, who oversaw the manufacture of Japan’s

first modern Cannon.

 

A New Year event in which a canon is shot for celebration by the governor, mayor and

other participants is held at the shrine at the midnight of December 31st.

 


 

 General information  

 

Address 2-10-43 Matsubara, Saga-city, Saga-prefecture
Access

110 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

80 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

 

70 minutes by a vehicle from Karatsu

50 minutes by a vehicle from Takeo

60 minutes by a vehicle from Arita

 

90 minutes by a vehicle from Nagasaki-city

Open hours 6:00 to 18:00
Admission fee No fee is required
Days closed No closing day

 
 

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 

 


 

 

Mietsu Naval Dock

 

World Heritage, Site of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution

 

Before Meiji Restoration, the Mietsu Naval Dock served as a venue for naval drilling and

maintenance of Western-style ship, as the naval base of Saga Clan.

Japan’s first practical steam ship, the Ryofu-maru was constructed there in 1865.

     

 

 General information  

 

Address 446-1 Hayatsuetsu, Kawasoe-machi, Saga-city, Saga-prefecture
Access

110 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

80 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

 

70 minutes by a vehicle from Karatsu

50 minutes by a vehicle from Takeo

60 minutes by a vehicle from Arita

 

90 minutes by a vehicle from Nagasaki-city

Open hours 9:00 to 17:00
Admission fee No fee is required
Days closed Monday, December 29 to January 3

 
 

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 

 


 

Yoshinogari Remains

 

The largest archeological remains in Japan

 

Lie on the spacious hilly area in the northeastern part of Saga. Remains of a ringed-dugout settlement

presumably dating back to the 3rd century B.C. were unearthed there, and excavation is still underway

at the site. They are among the largest archeological remains in Japan.

 

 


 

 General information  

 

Address 1843 Yoshinogari-cho tade, Kanzeki-gun, Saga-prefecture
Access

90 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

50 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

 

70 minutes by a vehicle from Karatsu

40 minutes by a vehicle from Takeo

60 minutes by a vehicle from Arita

 

90 minutes by a vehicle from Nagasaki-city

Open hours

9:00 to 17:00  April to May

9:00 to 18:00  June to August

9:00 to 17:00  September to March

Admission fee JPY 400
Days closed December 31, 3rd Monday of January

 
 

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