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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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Saga-city travel guide

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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 place 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   UNESCO World Heritage

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.

 

 

 

Tsukiji Reflectance Furnace

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

Cannon manufacturing. The reflectance furnace was greatly contributed for initial stage of

Japan’s Industrial Modernization.

 

 

 

Yoshinogari Remains

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.

 


 

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-city

 

  

 


 

 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

 


 

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Saga-prefecture travel guide

  • Saga-city travel guide

 

Saga-prefecture is located in the northern part of Kyushu and are adjacent to Fukuoka-prefecture

in the east and to Nagasaki-prefecture in the west. The north side faces Genkai Quasi-National

Park with scenic coast line. In the south, the Saga plain that is adjacent to Ariake Sea is spreading. The capital of the prefecture is Saga-city.

 

 

Location of Saga-prefecture

  

 


 

Where to Explore  

 

Saga-city

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.

 


 

Karatsu and Yobuko

Located on the Higashi Matsuura Peninsula in the north-western part of Saga-prefecture,

have been prosperous from ancient times as an important point for trade with Mainland China.

Karatsu is a part of Genkai Quasi-National Park, and has many scenic spots.

 


 

Takeo

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.

 


 

Ureshino Onsen Resort

Ureshino Onsen is a hot spring town in south western Saga Prefecture. Its clear onsen waters

are high in sodium bicarbonate and sodium chloride and feel extremely smooth on skin, giving

rise to its popularity as a “Bihada no Yu” ( beautiful skin waters). Ureshino is famous for its tea.

Terraces of tea fields sprawling out one after the next is a scene typical of Ureshino.

 


 

Arita

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

drawn in transparent white porcelain. 

 


 

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.

 


 

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 are recommended.

 

 


 

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Fukuoka customized tours

  • 11 days Kyushu tour

Japan KYUSHU Tourist is the specialist of Fukuoka and Kyushu tour in Japan. We offer various

types of customized private tours exclusively for you. Kyushu is a paradise of Japan travel like

no others. One of our most proud things in Kyushu is Japanese cuisines and local delicacies.

You can enjoy many different dishes using fresh and unique ingredients in various places during

your travel.

 


 

Long duration Kyushu tours in Japan 

Kyushu is the paradise of Japan travel like no others.  Kyushu has rich landscapes including nature

and diverse cultures including food cultures. It has a variety of histories all over Kyushu, and nature

and urban are harmonized. You can enjoy a lot of things here in Kyushu what you want to experience.

 

11 days 

Kyushu tour

8 days Northern &

Central Kyushu tour

8 days

Southern Kyushu tour

Exploring throughout Kyushu.

Enjoy Japanese cuisines,

local delicacies, Nature, Onsen, Shopping of local specialties 

and any other amazing things

Exploring Saga, Nagasaki, Kumamoto, Oita and Fukuoka.

Many fascinating tourist

destinations are concentrated

in this area.

Exploring Miyazaki and

Kagoshima prefecture.

A lot of unique and featured

tourist places are visited


 

6 days

North-West Kyushu tour

7 days 

Central Kyushu tour

Exploring Saga, Nagasaki, Shimabara, Unzen , Yanagawa, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka

Exploring Amakusa,

Kumamoto, Aso, Kurokawa, Takachiho, Okugungo,

Chikugo, Fukuoka

Exploring Asakura, Ukiha,

Okugungo, Yufuin, Beppu,

Usa, Kunisaki Peninsula, Kitakyushu , Fukuoka


 

Short duration tours from Fukuoka-city  

Many kind of fascinating tourist destinations are concentrated in northern part of Kyushu and you can

enjoy a short journey from Fukuoka-city. The starting and finishing place of the tour is Fukuoka-city.

If required, the starting place of the tour can be changed to Kitakyushu-city.

 

Fukuoka

one-day tour

Yanagawa & Dazaifu

one-day tour

Kitakyushu

one-day tour

The Heart of Kyushu and the energetic city bustling as the

center of Kyushu’s politics,

economy, culture, fashion 

and tourism

 

Yanagawa is a Castle town

with beautiful canal. Dazaifu

is must visit place in Fukuoka-prefecture has 1300 years

history


The Industrial Innovation city 

greatly contributed to Japan’s industrial modernization and

blessed with spectacular &

stunning nature 


 

Itoshima

one-day tour

Asakura & Ukiha

one-day tour

Nagasaki

one-day tour

A resort town next to

Fukuoka-city, with beautiful

dynamic Genkai Sea;

seafood gourmet, rural

landscape, Sake brewery

Agricultural industries spreading

in the Chikugo plain. Let’s meet

real Japan, beautiful rural

landscape, fruit picking,

Sake brewery, Onsen

The city in harmony with

foreign countries cultures,

and the significant Japanese histories like no other areas


 

Takachiho

one-day tour

Yufuin & Beppu Onsen

2 days tour 

Aso & Takachiho

2 days tour


Dynamic and beautiful

Takachiho Gorge and here is

the birthplace of Shinto which

is Japanese indigenouse

religion.

Exploring the most popular 

Onsen Resorts Beppu and Yufuin. Two Onsen Resorts

have different fascinating

features.

The dynamic nature of Aso and Takachiho where is spreading

around Mt. Aso. Mt. Aso is the

largest active volcano in Japan


 

Other featured Sightseeing tours

 

Munakata & Fukutsu one-day tour  UNESCO World Heritage sites

Yame & Hishino village one-day tour

Ukiha & Yanagawa one–day tour

Huis Ten Bosch one-day tour

Usa & Kunisaki one–day tour 

 


 

Christian Pilgrimage sites tour in Nagasaki regioins  

Japanese Christianity has a long history of continuing faith while coexisting with Japanese traditional

religion Shinto and General society. Japan’s unique practice of the Christian faith continued even

during the ban on ChristianityA lot of the Christian Pilgrimage sites in Nagasaki regions have been

registered on UNESCO Hidden Christian Sites.

 

Nagasaki Pilgrimage

one-day tour

Nagasaki Pilgrimage

3 days tour

Nagasaki Pilgrimage

6 days tour

Nagasaki is a sacred place

of Christianity where Pope

and Saint Mother Teresa

officially visited.

Nagasaki has arduous and

sacrifice histories during the

ban on Christianity, such as

Shimabara Rebellion and 

many religious persecutions

Introduce how Christians have

been continued their faith by

visiting Nagasaki-city, Unzen,

Shimabara, Amakusa

and Hirado


 

 UNESCO Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution sites   

Iron and Steel, Shipbuilding and Coal Mining are a group of historic sites that played

an important part in the industrialization of Japan in the Bakumatsu during National

isolation period and Meiji periods, and are part of the industrial heritage of Japan.

 

Kitakyushu

one-day tour

Nagasaki

one-day tour

Japan’s Industrial

modernization tour         

The birth place of Steel Industry

in Japan and contributed to the

development of the Japanese

industry modernization

The origin of Japan’s

modernization. Nagasaki

contributed for Shipbuilding

and Coal Mining

To learn how Japan has become

the world’s most industrialized

country in the short period


 

Study tour in Kitakyushu-city

Kitakyushu-city is the best place in Japan for Study tour of Environmental and Industrial issues

 

Solid waste management

tour

Low Carbon Society

tour

Japan’s KAIZEN

Strategy tour

Kitakyushu-city is the most

advanced city in Japan for

solid waste management

and recycling

Kitakyushu-city is promoting

the low carbon society in Asia

taking leadership as the

Environmental Future City.

KAIZEN is the most important

key word for Japan’s

modernization

and world leading industries

 


 

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We are offering various types of tours, and the tour results up to now are shown links below.

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Yobuko Asaichi

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Fishery morning market called Asaichi.  Asaichi opens from 7:30 to 12:00, every day at just next

to Yobuko Port. The street of 200 m borrowed from the eaves of the shopping street is named

“Asaichi Street”.


 

50 to 70 stalls selling fresh vegetables, fish and shellfishes, and fruits line up. Morning market

BBQ is also going on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays.

The place was used as a Shooting location of Thailand drama.

 


 

General information  

Address Yobuko-cho, Karatsu-city, Saga-prefecture
Access

90 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

90 minutes by a vehicle from Saga-city

120 minutes by a vehicle from Nagasaki-city


 

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UNESCO / Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution

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Iron and Steel, Shipbuilding and Coal Mining are a group of historic sites that played

an important part in the industrialization of Japan in the Bakumatsu during National

isolation period and Meiji periods, and are part of the industrial heritage of Japan.

The UNESCO World Heritages consist of eight areas with thirty component sites located

throughout Japan from Northern part Tohoku to Kyushu.

 

Kyushu has 5 areas with 16 sites as follows;

Kitakyushu : 4 sites for Iron and Steel

Miike (Omuta, Arao and Misumi)  : 3 sites for Coal Mining

Saga : 1 site for Shipbuilding

Nagasaki : 5 sites for Shipbuilding and Coal Mining

Kagoshima : 3 sites for Iron and Steel

 


 

Kitakyushu  

The four sites of Yawata Steel Works in Kitakyushu area have been inscribed as Iron and Steel

Industry. The buildings of The Imperial Steel Works, Japan at Yawata Works NSSMC are the

surviving components of Asia’s first successful integrated iron and steel works: the State-run

Imperial Steel Works opened in 1901. It is located in the northernmost part of Fukuoka Prefecture,

the north end of Kyushu, 8 km south of Hibiki-Nada Seashore close to the continent of China.

Their present-day setting is still a working industrial landscape set in the southeastern section of

NIPPON STEEL Yawata Works which, for over a century, has consistently maintained a leading

role in the Japanese steel industry. Now, NIPPON STEEL is one of the world leading steel

manufacturers.


 

Miike  

Miike Coal Mine, Railway and Port forms a Western-style linear coal mining landscape located

in the southernmost part of Fukuoka Prefecture and the northernmost part of Kumamoto Prefecture,

bordering the Ariake Sea to the west. The mines are situated in the relatively flat and low-lying area,

to the south of Omuta City and the north of Arao City which developed as industrial cities centred on

Miike Mine. Miike Coal Mine and transport infrastructure sites are physically linked and comprise.


 

Saga  

The former (1858-71) ship repair and shipbuilding yard at Mietsu is one of Japan’s pioneer

Westernstyle maritime facilities. Most of the site is located in the present-day Riverside Park,

Hayatsue, Kawasoe-machi, on the southern outskirts of Saga City, Saga Prefecture. The site,

much of it a buried structure, lies on the western bank of a 90° meander in the Hayatsue River,

a tributary channel of the Chikugo River near its mouth, just over 6 km north of the northern

shore of the Ariake Sea. Mietsu had been a mooring facility, with warehouses, since at least

the latter half of the eighteenth century and the Ofunate-Keikosho was expanded as a training

facility for operating Western style ships in 1858.


 

Nagasaki   

The natural harbour and commercial city at the mouth of the Urakami River already had a long

history of interaction with Europe, China and Southeast Asia. Throughout the Japanese isolation

period (1639-1854) Dutch traders were the principal foreign power permitted to remain in Japan,

being confined to the tiny island of Dejima. In 1854, the Tokugawa Shogunate’s response to

Perry’s visit was to build a navy. They lifted the ban on building large ships and established the

Nagasaki Naval Training Institute and Nagasaki Foundry. Following on from the Shogunate’s

foundations, Mitsubishi’s shipyard turned out many of Japan’s greatest vessels. The company

also pioneered its undersea coal mines, the first to be developed with Western technology,

and which supported the global naval and commercial network of steamships operating in

East Asia and the Pacific.


 

Kagoshima

The site is located on the western side of Kagoshima (Kinko) Bay, formed from the collapsed Aira

volcanic caldera and dominated by the active Sakurajima stratovolcano, and is backed by sheer

and wooded cliff faces traversed by narrow valleys. Shuseikan is a National Historic Site. Sengan-en,

the location and setting for the Shuseikan complex, was a garden created by the 19th Lord Mitsuhisa

Shimazu in 1658.


 

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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 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 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 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

 
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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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