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Day 1 Saga-prefecture

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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 lineIn 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 in Saga, to be selected from the following

  Saga beef  or  Takazaki crab

Exploring Kashima


Stay at Ureshino Onsen Resort



Route 2

Depart Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Yobuko


Lunch  at Yobuko, fresh Squid

Transfer to Imari 

Imari   Okawachiyama porcelain district

Transfer to Takeo

Romon Gate  

Mifuneyama-rakuen Garden

Stay at  Takeo Onsen Resort



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





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 flavorTakezaki 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 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.


Yutoku Inari Shrine

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

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 Resort

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).



Route 2



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 YobukoFreash 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,

Saga Prefecture.




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.






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.





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