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Kyushu Travel Guide

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.

 

 


 

General information

Address 5335 Oaza-takeo, Takeo-cho, Takeo-city, Saga-prefecture
Access

120 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

80 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

 

5 minutes by a vehicle from JR Takeo-onsen station

40 minutes by a vehicle from Saga-city

20 minutes by a vehicle from Arita

 

70 minutes by a vehicle from Nagasaki-city

Open hours 8:00 to 17:00
Admission fee JPY 400
Days closed No closing days

 

Great Camphor tree at Takeo Shrine

 

One of the largest 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.

 

It is the sacred tree of Takeo Shrine, the oldest shrine in Takeo.

Tenjin is enshrined in its interior spanning about 20 square meters.

 

Takeo Shrine

 


 

General information

Address 5335 Oaza-takeo, Takeo-cho, Takeo-city, Saga-prefecture
Access

15 minutes walk from JR Takao-onsen station

 

120 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

80 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

 

5 minutes by a vehicle from JR Takeo-onsen station

40 minutes by a vehicle from Saga-city

20 minutes by a vehicle from Arita

 

70 minutes by a vehicle from Nagasaki-city


 

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.

The gate has become the symbol of Takeo Onsen.

 

In addition, there are some private bathrooms, which were built in the Edo Era in the joint

bathhouses, they are called the “Tonosama Buro” (Lord’s Bath), because some important

people had bathed there, such as the feudal lords of Nabeshima and Siebold (Philip Franz von Siebold)

 

 


 

General information

Address 7425 Oaza-takeo, Takeo-cho, Takeo-city, Saga-prefecture
Access

15 minutes walk from JR Takao-onsen station

 

120 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

80 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

 

5 minutes by a vehicle from JR Takeo-onsen station

40 minutes by a vehicle from Saga-city

20 minutes by a vehicle from Arita

 

70 minutes by a vehicle from Nagasaki-city


 

Takeo

 

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.


 

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

 

Arita

 

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

drawn in transparent white porcelain. 

 


 

Arita Porcelain Park

 

     

 

Porcelain Manufacturer


 

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

 

Imari

 

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.

 

 


 

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

 

Takeo & Arita & Imari

 

Takeo

 

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.

     

 

Big 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.


 

Arita

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

drawn in transparent white porcelain. 


 

Arita Porcelain Park

 

     

 

Porcelain Manufacturer


 

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.

 


 

                 Location of Takeo & Arita & Imari

   

 

 


 

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