Kashima & Tara 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
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.
Kaichu Torii gates in the sea have become a popular photo spot when the tide is high.
The “Floating Torii Gate” of Ouo Shrine stands on the shallow area of the ocean in
Tara-cho, which has 6 meter tide difference. It changes its appearance every time
you look at it, and it is a famous tourist spot.
Takezaki crab is the local specialty of Tara, and is well-known for its rich flavor.
Takezaki crabs are available almost year around. From summer into fall the male
crabs are delicious, with the females and their eggs most delicious during the
autumn and winter. You could even try one of each.
From the observatory point of Takezaki Castle Ruins Lookout, one can gaze down upon
workings of nature such as this. This is the site where a castle was originally built 600
years ago in the Nanboku-cho Period and a vantage point which offers spectacular views,
including the mountains of Unzen and Aso when the weather is fine.
Location of Kashima
|Address||City hall : 2643-1 Nodomibun, Kashima-city, Saga-prefecture|
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|
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