Top 10 things to do in Saga

  1. Yoshinogari Historical Park

    1843 Tade, Yoshinogari-cho, Kanzaki-gun, Saga 842-0305, Japan
    Explore the ancient ruins of a Yayoi Period village at this expansive park. Visitors can see reconstructed buildings, watch demonstrations of traditional crafts, and even try their hand at archery.
  2. Kono Park

    2-1-1 Kono, Saga 840-0823, Japan
    This park is a popular spot for picnics and outdoor activities. It features a large pond with pedal boats, a playground, and walking paths through the lush greenery.
  3. Saga Balloon Museum

    479-1 Yoshinoguchi, Taku, Saga 846-0015, Japan
    Learn about the history and science of hot air balloons at this fascinating museum. Visitors can see real balloons up close, watch videos about balloon flights, and even take a ride in a tethered balloon.
  4. Saga Castle History Museum

    2-1-1 Jonai, Saga 840-0047, Japan
    This museum is located in the restored castle keep and showcases the history of the Saga clan. Visitors can see artifacts and exhibits about the castle's construction and the lives of the samurai who lived there.
  5. Ureshino Onsen

    Ureshino, Saga, Japan
    Relax in the hot springs at this famous onsen town. The mineral-rich waters are said to have healing properties and are especially popular for their skin-softening effects.
  6. Saga International Balloon Fiesta

    Saga, Japan
    Every autumn, hot air balloon enthusiasts from around the world gather in Saga for this colorful festival. Visitors can watch the balloons take off and land, enjoy food and drinks from local vendors, and even take a ride in a balloon.
  7. Takezaki Beach

    Takezaki, Karatsu, Saga 847-0015, Japan
    Take a dip in the refreshing waters of the Sea of Japan at this popular beach. The sandy shore is perfect for sunbathing and building sandcastles, and there are also barbecue pits and a playground.
  8. Yobuko Morning Market

    Yobuko, Karatsu, Saga 847-0303, Japan
    Browse the stalls at this lively market, which sells fresh seafood and local specialties like squid jerky and shochu (a distilled spirit). Visitors can also enjoy views of the harbor and take a boat ride to see the nearby oyster farms.
  9. Imari Okawachiyama

    Okawachiyama, Imari, Saga 848-0303, Japan
    This small village is famous for its porcelain production, which dates back to the Edo period. Visitors can watch skilled craftsmen at work, buy souvenirs, and even try their hand at painting their own pottery.
  10. Kashima Sake Brewery

    2026-1 Kashima-machi, Kashima-gun, Saga 849-1321, Japan
    Taste the local sake at this historic brewery, which has been producing the traditional rice wine for over 200 years. Visitors can take a tour of the facilities and sample a variety of different types of sake.