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Ceramics culture in Karatsu, Imari and Arita

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Karatsu Kunchi Festival

Karatsu Kunchi Festival

Early Nov

For over 400 years, this autumn festival has been held at Karatsu Shrine and is one of Kyushu's major festival attractions.

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Saga International Balloon Fiesta

Saga International Balloon Fiesta

Nov 4th - Nov 6th

Held every autumn along the Kase River just outside Saga City, the Saga International Balloon Fiesta brings together hot air balloon..

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Where to eat in Saga

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.

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Gallery Arita

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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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Places to stay in Saga

Sunhotel Tosu

Sunhotel Tosu

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In the morning the hotel offers a buffet style breakfast from 6:30 am to 9:30 am. Usually, they prepare Japanese food including..

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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

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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 km²

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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