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Ceramics culture in Karatsu, Imari and Arita

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Kashima Gatalympics

Kashima Gatalympics

Early Jun

Japan's craziest sporting event held on the mudflats of Kashima.

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Hydrangeas at Mikaeri Falls

Hydrangeas at Mikaeri Falls

Early - Late Jun

Visit Mikaeri Falls, one of Japan's top 100, during June for the Hydrangea Festival to see a lush valley covered in blooms.

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Where to eat in Saga

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Gallery Arita

Kim

At Gallery Arita in Saga Prefecture, you can enjoy your coffee with a unique spin. The cafe is adorned with walls of beautiful Arita..

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Café Notch

Café Notch

Tristan Scholze

Café Notch brings together home cooking and healthy local products in a beautiful log cabin set in a mountainside village.

Fuunoki Shokudo

Fuunoki Shokudo

Kim

Fuunoki Shokudo is a home style cooking restaurant, with both Japanese and Western style offerings available. Across the street..

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Places to stay in Saga

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Super Saga City

Super Saga City

Arlene Bastion

Saga's small size is no obstacle to enjoying something of Japanese life, albeit in miniature, but still memorable.

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Saga Prefectural Museum

Saga Prefectural Museum

Kim

The Saga Prefectural Museum serves as a window into the region's archeology, culture, history, and folklore. Alongside the permanent..

Saga Airport

Saga Airport

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Saga Airport provides domestic connections to Tokyo's Haneda and Narita Airports, as well as international routes to China,..

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About Saga

Okinawa Nagasaki Fukuoka Saga Kumamoto Kagoshima Miyazaki Oita Ehime Kochi Tokushima Kagawa Yamaguchi Hiroshima Okayama Tottori Shimane Hyogo Kyoto Osaka Wakayama Nara Shiga Mie Fukui Ishikawa Toyama Gifu Aichi Nagano Shizuoka Niigata Yamanashi Kanagawa Tokyo Saitama Gunma Tochigi Chiba Ibaraki Fukushima Miyagi Yamagata Iwate Akita Aomori Hokkaido
Region Kyushu
Island Kyushu
Capital Saga
Population 849,788
Area 2440.64 sq. km

The smallest prefecture in Kyushu, Saga Prefecture (佐賀県, Saga-ken) 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.

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