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Saga Prefecture is dotted with historical sites that tell the history of Japan.
Enjoy a tour of the unearthed articles and restored buildings, recreating Japan 2,000 years ago at Yoshinogari Historical Park, or visit the magnificent fine castle keep at Karatsu Castle and the Honmaru palace at Saga Castle restored to its historical form.
Porcelain such as Arita-yaki and Imari-yaki with a history dating back 400 years, continue to fascinate fans all over the world, especially in Okawachiyama, the site of an Edo-era clan kiln where you can walk the streets that hearken back to those days.
Saga is also home to many great hot springs in Japan that will relieve your travel-weariness, such as Takeo Onsen with a 1,300 year old history, and Ureshino and Furuyu Onsens said to give you beautiful skin. Live squid sashimi (ikizukuri) made with fresh Yobuko squid, and the finest Japanese Black beef, Saga beef, are dishes not to be missed.

Getting from Tokyo to SAGA

Route 1

  • Haneda airport → Saga airport : Approximately 2 hours

Route 2

  • Tokyo station → Saga station : Approximately 5 hours 50 minutes by Tokaido & Sanyo shinkansen and express train

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