Saga 佐賀市

On day 4 of our trip to Kyushu, we went to Saga.

Saga (佐賀市 Saga-shi?) is the capital of Saga Prefecture, located on the island of Kyūshū, Japan. Saga was the capital of Saga Domain in the Edo period, and largest city of former Hizen Province. Saga City is located in the southeast portion of Saga Prefecture. After the 2005 merger the city became very long north to south. It now borders the Ariake Sea to the south and Fukuoka Prefecture to the southeast and north. The northern half of the city contains the Sefuri Mountains.

Saga is famous for many things including historical buildings like the Saga Castle, ceramics and delicious food like Saga wagyu beef.

Saga Castle (佐賀城 Saga-jō?) is a Japanese castle located in Saga City, Saga Prefecture, Japan. It is a hiraijirō, a castle built on a plains rather than a hill or mountain, and is surrounded by a wall rather than being built above a stone base. Saga castle was home to the Nabeshima clan, daimyō of Saga Domain. It was also known as “Submerged Castle” (沈み城 Shizumi-jō?).

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