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Tsukiji Reflectance Furnace

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This is the Japan’s first constructed Reflectance Furnace. In the late Edo period when the

necessity of maritime defence 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 the first time in Japan in 1851. The reflectance

furnace was greatly contributed for initial stage of Japan’s Industrial Modernization.

 


 

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

 


 

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Saga Castle History Museum

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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

 


 

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Yoshinogari Remains

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The largest archeological remains in Japan.  Lie on the spacious hilly area in the north-eastern

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

 


 

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Saga Shrine

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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

 


 

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Mietsu Naval Dock / UNESCO World Heritage

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UNESCO 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

 


 

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Saga beef

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Saga beef is esteemed as one of the best Wagyu beef brands in Japan. The cattle used for

our meats are fattened in adherence to the regulations of the Japan Agriculture Co-operative,

and we use only Japanese black cattle registered with their cattle traceability system.

 


 

According to the Japan meat branded as Saga beef refers to meat from Japanese black cattle

farmed and fattened under the supervision of the Saga branch of the JA Group that has a Beef

Marbling Standard (BMS) of 7 or above and ranked at grades 4 or 5, corresponding with premium

quality, on the meat quality scale used by the Japan Meat Grading Association.

Featured Saga beef restaurant, Kitaa

 

 


 

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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 

 


 

Saga, Kashima, Yotoku Inari Shrine tour

 

 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