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.
One of the oldest Camphor tree in Japan. The tree is one of the largest in Japan and over 3,000 years
old. Designated a natural monument of the city. It is 30 m high, has a circumference of 20 m, and its
branches extend 30 m east-west and 33 m north-south.
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).
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. Tea seeds were
gathered from Mount Sefuri and planted in the mountainous region of Ureshino Onsen, ideal
as a tea growing area.
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|