What to do and see in Saga, Japan: The Best Places and Tips

November 16, 2017 Timmy Ribble

Discover the best top things to do in Saga, Japan including Saga Castle History Museum, Sage Prefectural Government Observation Deck, Saga Shrine, Saga Castle Shachinomon & Tsuzuki Yagura, Sagajo Park, Dongurimura, Kono Park, Saga City History and Folklore Museum, Okuma Memorial Museum, Yodohime Shrine.
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1. Saga Castle History Museum

2-18-1 Jonai, Saga 840-0041, Saga Prefecture +81 952-41-7550
Excellent
40%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 175 reviews

Saga Castle History Museum

Reviewed By chocolate_dreamer - Minneapolis, Minnesota

The castle offers an English audio tour (for free), which if you take the time will teach you a substantial amount about the importance of the Saga district of Japan in the 1800's.
When we visited at the end of December, there were hardly any other visitors/tourists, so it was very delightful.

2. Sage Prefectural Government Observation Deck

1-1-59 Jonai | Sage Prefectural Government, Main New Administrative Bldg, Saga 840-8570, Saga Prefecture +81 952-26-6754
Excellent
35%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
24%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 70 reviews

Sage Prefectural Government Observation Deck

Reviewed By ferretMAMA - Tokyo Prefecture, Japan

Space and windows and scenery. They are not focused on Observatory. They doesn't care a lick about it. Just a space.

3. Saga Shrine

2-10-43 Matsubara, Saga 840-0831, Saga Prefecture +81 952-24-9195
Excellent
15%
Good
63%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 58 reviews

Saga Shrine

Reviewed By J&S_Singapore - Singapore

We visited it as it is just 10 mins from the佐賀城本丸歴史館. It is the main shrine of Saga, . Easy to access as it is along main road, and the flattering red banners plus the canon placed near the entrance adds touch of importance.
[We read that it is a yearly event in which a canon shot is fired for celebration held here at the shrine to usher in New Year at the midnight of December 31st]
Its foundations were laid before WW2 and it is well known as it enshrines Naomasa Nabeshima and Naohiro Nabeshima, both Lords of the Nabeshima Domain whom are prominent figures in the region. Many people will visit the shrine during New Year Day every year, but on normal days the shrine has a secluded, quiet and holy atmosphere to itself.
It was about 5:05pm when we reached and we were glad the keeper did not chase us away. So peaceful except another 2 worshippers. I made my quick prayer, Shinto style, and left.

4. Saga Castle Shachinomon & Tsuzuki Yagura

Jonai, Saga 840-0041, Saga Prefecture +81 952-41-7550
Excellent
12%
Good
54%
Satisfactory
30%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 50 reviews

Saga Castle Shachinomon & Tsuzuki Yagura

Reviewed By stefanusreno - Beppu, Japan

It is Saga castle's gate. And it is the original one! it is really majestic and when i visited it no one is there so i have the place all to myself which is awesome.

5. Sagajo Park

Jonai, Saga 840-0041, Saga Prefecture +81 952-22-5047
Excellent
13%
Good
79%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 23 reviews

Sagajo Park

Reviewed By BEN123西宮 - 西宮

佐賀城公園は、外様大名鍋島藩36万石の居城であった佐賀城跡を中心とした公園です。7月に佐賀に行った時に、駅前から貸自転車を利用して散策しました。佐賀城本丸歴史館、建立博物館、建立美術館、図書館などの文化施設があります。鯱の門と続櫓は、当時のもので国の重要文化財に指定されています。水と緑に囲まれた市民の憩いの場所です。運動不足の散歩にgoodな場所です。

6. Dongurimura

2234-67 Yzuriha Mitsusemura, Saga 842-0303, Saga Prefecture +81 952-56-2141
Excellent
24%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
24%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 50 reviews

Dongurimura

Reviewed By xpqick - Singapore

We visited in June 2016. stopping by on our road trip enroute from Fukuoka to Nagasaki, and had the best time here. It's a lovely farm that's build upon rolling hills. The guide brought us around to the animal sheds - goats, cows, and baby animals - rabbits, Guinea pigs and kids (baby goats). The children got to feed the animals while the adults took in the great view and fresh air. The guide was exceptionally kind and tried his best to converse with us in English.
we also loaded up on our favourite snacks made from local produce - lots of cheese snacks and also jams. The restaurants here look good but if you feel like something more local and authentic, ask the manager about this fantastic soba joint that's just 5min away!
They don't see a lot of international visitors here at Dongurimura Leisure Park, but it's well worth a visit if you have young children.

7. Kono Park

Kamizono, Saga 840-0806, Saga Prefecture
Excellent
28%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
31%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 35 reviews

Kono Park

Reviewed By HansiCron - Saga, Japan

This park is really amazing specially for kids. It is not so big but full of Amusement. My kids are loved it so much.

8. Saga City History and Folklore Museum

2-9 Yanagicho, Saga 840-0823, Saga Prefecture +81 952-22-6849
Excellent
21%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
30%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 33 reviews

Saga City History and Folklore Museum

Reviewed By waijgjy

This museum is a collection of historic buildings. Although there is really not much to see, my kids found it fun to wander around.
A very nice lady, I guess she's a guide for tourists though she could hardly speak any English, pointed us to a restaurant which housed Pepper the robot. Which became the highlight of my kid's trip. The robot was cute and could hug and dance.

9. Okuma Memorial Museum

2-11-11 Mizugae, Saga 840-0054, Saga Prefecture +81 952-23-2891
Excellent
12%
Good
72%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 24 reviews

Okuma Memorial Museum

Reviewed By ETflyer - Fukuoka, Japan

住宅地の中にあるので場所に少し迷いました。車は道路の反対側にある駐車場に置けました。入場料はJAFの割引で200円でした。1Fは大隈重信自身や家族に関する展示が中心で、演説時の肉声録音をきくことができました。2Fは早稲田関係の展示が主でした。隣の生家が改装工事中でした。

10. Yodohime Shrine

1-1 Yamatocho Kawakami, Saga 840-0214, Saga Prefecture +81 952-62-5705
Excellent
38%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 24 reviews

Yodohime Shrine

Reviewed By Handsomeprince - Scotland

So, so peaceful and the location is lovely as it is next to the river and Mountains. All the people we met there were so friendly and welcoming and we hope to return very soon.

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