Takeo and Ureshino travel guide
Takeo Onsen resort
Takeo has 1200 years history and 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. It is said that the color is colorless and transparent and has an outstanding effect
on recovery from fatigue.
The landmark of Takeo Onsen. Romon Gate, which was designed
by a renowned architect in the Meiji Era, Kingo Tatsuno, and is at
the entrance of the Onsen area.
Beautiful Japanese Garden, located in the south-western foot of
Mifuneyama, construction of the garden took about 3 years and
completed in 1845, the area is about 5ha. The dynamic cliffs of
Mifuneyama Mountain can be seen from the garden.
Ureshono tea, local speciality
Ureshino is famous for its tea. Terraces of tea fields sprawling out
one after the next is a scene typical of Ureshino. Proper cultivation of
Ureshino Tea was begun between 1648 and 1651 by tea grower,
Jinbei Yoshimura, who is even sung about in the local folk songs.
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.
|Address||City hall : 12-30 Oaza-showa, Takeo-cho, Takeo-city, Saga-prefecture|
25 minutes by a vehicle from Arita
50 minutes by a vehicle from Saga-city
80 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city
60 minutes by a vehicle from Nagasaki-city
|Population||48,000 Population density 250|
Takeo and Ureshino