Saga-city travel guide
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.
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.
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
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
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.
|Address||City hall : 1-1 Sakai-machi, Saga-city, Saga-prefecture|
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|