Day 1 Saga-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.
There are two travelling routes to be offered, please select as per your preference.
Lunch in Saga, to be selected from the following
Stay at Ureshino Onsen Resort
Transfer to Yobuko
Lunch at Yobuko, fresh Squid
Transfer to Imari
Transfer to Takeo
Stay at Takeo Onsen Resort
Where to explore
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.
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 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 rabs are delicious, with the
females and their eggs most delicious during the autumn and winter. You could even try one of each.
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.
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.
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.
Ochacha Mura Villaege
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 is a hot spring town in southwestern 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).
Fishing industry town famous for Squid and 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”.
at Yobuko, Freash 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 porcelain.
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.
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.