prefecture of Japan
Asia > East Asia > Japan > Kyushu > Saga (prefecture)

Saga Prefecture

Saga Prefecture (佐賀県) is a small and rustic prefecture on the island of Kyushu in Japan. It is famous for pottery and pre-historic village ruins.

CitiesEdit

 
Map of Saga (prefecture)

Ten cities are located in Saga Prefecture:

  • 1 Saga (Prefectural Capital)
  • 2 Imari
  • 3 Kanzaki
  • 4 Karatsu
  • 5 Kashima
  • 6 Ogi
  • 7 Takeo
  • 8 Taku
  • 9 Tosu
  • 10 Ureshino

Other destinationsEdit

 
Sunset over Genkai's Hamanoura Rice Terraces

UnderstandEdit

Get inEdit

Get aroundEdit

SeeEdit

 
Takeo Onsen

DoEdit

  • Karatsu Kunchi (唐津くんち). Held at the beginning of November in Karatsu City. This is Saga's most famous festival and attracts around 1 million visitors every year.
  • Imari Ton-Ten-Ton Festival (伊万里トンテントン祭り) (In Imari City). Held for 3 days every year near the end of October. The festival is one of the three great fighting festivals in Japan. In the festival a crashing battle takes place between the two huge portable shrines, the Ara-mikoshi and the Danjiri. The name "Ton-Ten-Ton" represents the sound of drums used in the festival.
  • Kashima Gatalympics. Held every May in a small town called Hama, near Kashima City. This event involves playing a variety of sports in the mudflats of the Ariake Sea.
  • Saga International Balloon Fiesta. Held at the beginning of November every year just outside of Saga City along the Kase River. This is a very popular event and attracts competitors from all over the world.


EatEdit

DrinkEdit

Stay safeEdit

Go nextEdit

This region travel guide to Saga is an outline and may need more content. It has a template, but there is not enough information present. If there are Cities and Other destinations listed, they may not all be at usable status or there may not be a valid regional structure and a "Get in" section describing all of the typical ways to get here. Please plunge forward and help it grow!