About Saga
Region:Kyushu
Island:Kyushu
Capital:Saga
Population:849,788
Area:2440.64 sq. km

The smallest prefecture in Kyushu, Saga is the perfect getaway from the more-populated nearby areas of Fukuoka and Nagasaki.

Travel through time at the Yoshinogari Ruins, while Karatsu Castle and Yutoku Inari Shrine, one of the three largest Inari shrines in Japan, are also places of note.

Saga is also famous for its quirky events; a popular event held in early November (often coinciding with Karatsu Kunchi, another famous festival) is the Saga International Balloon Fiesta, one of the largest hot air balloon competitions in the world. The Kashima “Gatalympics” in May and/or June involve competitions done on mudflats, resulting in pretty much everyone being covered in mud.

Things to Do in Saga

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Arita Cafe & Gallery 'Saredo'

Local pottery, tasty food & more in Saga Prefecture

Arita and Imari Porcelain

A visit to the birthplace of Japanese porcelain

Arita Porcelain Park

A taste of Germany in Saga Prefecture

China on the Park

Porcelain treasures and a paint-your-own-plate studio

Community discussion

Kiyomizu Waterfall

Time travel in tranquility

Thank you for the information, Bradford! I couldn't understand how to get to that place. Can you, please, explain? I don't see any public transport on the map.

Mt. Mifune Autumn Light-up

Scenic wonders since 1845

Thank you, Tristan! I plan to visit that place in 2017.

Arita and Imari Porcelain

A visit to the birthplace of Japanese porcelain

Yes, I've put it in my plan for the next visit! Thank you! : )

Yoshinogari Historical Park

Experience Japan's Yayoi period at this amazing site

Interesting place, but I'm glad to live nowdays! ;)