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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.


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

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Sunset over Genkai's Hamanoura Rice Terraces


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Takeo Onsen


  • 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.



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