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Day 1 Saga-prefecture

                                                                                               6 days North-West Kyushu tour

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 westThe 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.



There are two travelling routes to be offered, please select as per your preference.


Route 1

Depart Fukuoka-city

Exploring Saga-city

Lunch  Saga beef or Takazaki crab  

Exploring Kashima

Exploring Ureshino

Stay at Ureshino Onsen Resort

 Japanese style Hotel, included dinner and breakfast



Route 2

Depart Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Yobuko

Exploring Yobuko and lunch, fresh Squid

Exploring Imari  and visit Okawachiyama porcelain district

Exploring Arita

Transfer to Takeo

Exploring Takeo

Romon Gate

   Mifuneyama-rakuen Garden


Stay at Takeo Onsen Resort  : Japanese style Hotel, included dinner and breakfast



  Great Camphor tree at Takeo Shrine



Where to explore


Route 1


Saga-city in Kyushu is the seat of the Saga-prefectural government. Saga is also known as the

place where it has made a great contribution to the Japanese Industrial Revolution. 



Lunch at Saga or Tara


Saga beef

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.



Takezaki crab

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.



Kashima and Tara

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 is recommended.



Ochacha Mura Village

Visitors get to taste test green teas and products, see and tour the warehouse factory where green

tea is cultivated and packaged, and leave with a better understanding of the ever-so-popular tea.

You can even experience the process of picking young green leaves for cultivation.





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).



Route 2



Fishing industry town famous for Squid and Morning Market called Asaichi, it 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”.



Lunch at Yobuko


Fresh Squid

Famous for fresh Squid, transparent in body and firm in texture. The squid has a sweetness that melt

upon the tongue. In the finely crafted style of sashimi known as Ikezukuri, the flesh of still-living

seafood is served.




Imari is the porcelain town, has 400years history and is most notable because of Imari porcelain,

which is the European collectors’ name for Japanese porcelain wares made in the town of Arita,





It is known for producing Arita porcelain, one of the traditional handicrafts of Japan. Famous for Arita

yaki which is 400-years old porcelain. The piece is bright, elegant pictures drawn in transparent white





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.  Romon Gate is the landmark of Takeo Onsen Resort, which was designed by a renowned

architect in the Meiji Era, Kingo Tatsuno, and is at the entrance of the Onsen area.





Takeo Onsen Resort

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.





 - 6 days North-West Kyushu tour