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
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is the Japan’s first constructed Reflectance Furnace and it was used for Japan’s first
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
|Address||City hall : 1-1 Sakai-machi, Saga-city, Saga-prefecture|
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|