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Encyclopedia > Saga Prefecture
Saga Prefecture (佐賀県 Saga-ken)
Capital Saga
Region Kyūshū
Island Kyūshū
Governor Yasushi Furukawa
Area 2,439.31 km² (42nd)
 - % water 1.7%
Population  (October 1, 2005)
 - Population 866,402 (42nd)
 - Density 355 /km²
Districts 7
Municipalities 23
ISO 3166-2 JP-41
Website www.pref.saga.lg.jp/
at-contents/gaikoku/
english.html
Prefectural Symbols
 - Flower Camphor blossom (Cinnamomum camphora)
 - Tree Camphor tree (Cinnamomum camphora)
 - Bird Black-billed magpie (Pica pica)
Symbol of Saga Prefecture
Symbol of Saga Prefecture

Saga Prefecture (佐賀県 Saga-ken?) is located in the northwest part of the island of Kyūshū, Japan. The western part of the prefecture is a region famous for producing ceramics and porcelain, particularly the towns of Karatsu, Imari, and Arita. The capital is the city of Saga. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... , Saga (佐賀市;; -shi) is the capital of Saga Prefecture, located on the island of Kyushu, Japan. ... Map of the regions of Japan. ... KyÅ«shÅ« region, Japan. ... The four main islands of Japan are: Hokkaidō HonshÅ« KyÅ«shÅ« Shikoku Okinawa is the fifth largest island except the disputed northern territories, and is the smallest island which has a prefectural capital. ... KyÅ«shÅ« region of Japan and the current prefectures on KyÅ«shÅ« island KyÅ«shÅ« ), literally Nine Provinces, is the third largest island of Japan and most southerly and westerly of the four main islands. ... Notes: 1 km² References National Governers Association (Japanese) See also Politics of Japan Prefectures of Japan List of Japanese prefectures by population ISO 3166-2 codes for Japan Categories: Japanese prefectures ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Notes: ¹ as of 2000 References National Governors Association (Japanese) See also Politics of Japan Prefectures of Japan List of Japanese prefectures ranked by area ISO 3166-2 codes for Japan Categories: Japanese prefectures ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... This article is about the Japanese municipality system. ... ISO 3166-2 codes for Japan cover 47 prefectures. ... R-phrases 11-20/21/22-36/37/38 S-phrases 16-26-36 RTECS number EX1260000 (R) EX1250000 (S) Supplementary data page Structure and properties n, εr, etc. ... Binomial name Pica pica Linnaeus, (1758) The European Magpie (Pica pica) is a resident breeding bird throughout Europe, much of Asia, and northwest Africa. ... Saga prefectural symbol (source: ja. ... KyÅ«shÅ« region of Japan and the current prefectures on KyÅ«shÅ« island KyÅ«shÅ« ), literally Nine Provinces, is the third largest island of Japan and most southerly and westerly of the four main islands. ... The prefectures of Japan are the countrys 47 sub-national jurisdictions: one metropolis (都 to), Tokyo; one circuit (道 dō), Hokkaidō; two urban prefectures (府 fu), Osaka and Kyoto; and 43 other prefectures (県 ken). ... Ancient Egyptian ceramic art: Louvre Museum. ... “Fine China” redirects here. ... Karatsu Castle Karatsu ) is a city located in Saga Prefecture on the island of KyÅ«shÅ«, Japan. ... Imari (伊万里市; -shi) is a city located in Saga Prefecture on the island of Kyushu, Japan. ... Arita ) is a town located in Nishimatsuura District, Saga, Japan. ... , Saga (佐賀市;; -shi) is the capital of Saga Prefecture, located on the island of Kyushu, Japan. ...

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Geography

Kyūshū's smallest prefecture, Saga is located on the northwest corner of the island, bordered by the Genkai Sea and the Tsushima Strait to the north and the Ariake Sea to the south. Saga's proximity to mainland Asia has made it an important gateway for the transmission of culture and trade through Japanese history. Largely rural outside of the two large cities of Saga City and Karatsu, agricultural and forested lands comprise over 68% of the total prefectural land area. KyÅ«shÅ« region of Japan and the current prefectures on KyÅ«shÅ« island KyÅ«shÅ« ), literally Nine Provinces, is the third largest island of Japan and most southerly and westerly of the four main islands. ... The prefectures of Japan are the countrys 47 sub-national jurisdictions: one metropolis (都 to), Tokyo; one circuit (道 dō), Hokkaidō; two urban prefectures (府 fu), Osaka and Kyoto; and 43 other prefectures (県 ken). ... The Genkai Sea (玄界灘 genkai-nada) is a body of water that comprises the southwestern tip of the Sea of Japan and borders the northern coasts of Fukuoka and Saga prefectures. ... The Tsushima Strait is the eastern channel of the Korea Strait Tsushima Strait (対馬海峡, also known in Western historical reference works as the Tsu Shima Strait or Tsu-Shima Strait) is that part of the Korea Strait located east and south of the Tsushima Islands. ... The Ariake Sea ) is a body of salt water surrounded by Fukuoka, Saga, Nagasaki, and Kumamoto Prefectures, all of which lie on the island of KyÅ«shÅ« in Japan. ... , Saga (佐賀市;; -shi) is the capital of Saga Prefecture, located on the island of Kyushu, Japan. ... Karatsu Castle Karatsu ) is a city located in Saga Prefecture on the island of KyÅ«shÅ«, Japan. ...


Main geographical features

  • Saga Plains
  • Higashimatsuura Peninsula

Mountains

  • Sefuri Mountains
  • Tara Mountains
    • Mount Kyōga (1,076 m), the highest point in Saga
    • Mount Sefuri (1,056 m)
    • Tenzan (1,046 m)

History

A reconstruction of a Yayoi period building at the Yoshinogari site.
A reconstruction of a Yayoi period building at the Yoshinogari site.

In ancient times the area composed by Nagasaki Prefecture and Saga Prefecture was called Hizen. The current name dates from the Meiji Restoration. Rice farming culture has prospered here since ancient times, and vestiges can be seen at the ruins of Nabatakeiseki in Karatsu and the Yoshinogari site in Yoshinogari. This photo shows buildings reconstructed on the site of the Yoshinogari remains of the Yayoi period of Japanese history. ... This photo shows buildings reconstructed on the site of the Yoshinogari remains of the Yayoi period of Japanese history. ... The following text needs to be harmonized with text in the article History of Japan#Yayoi Period. ... Yoshinogari (吉野ヶ里 遺跡 Yoshinogari iseki) is the name of a large and complex Yayoi archaeological site in Yoshinogari and Kanzaki in Saga Prefecture, Kyūshū, Japan. ... Oranda-zaka (Dutch Slope) in Nagasaki Castle in Shimabara The island of Hirado boasts a fine castle Nagasaki Prefecture (長崎県; Nagasaki-ken) is located on Kyushu island, Japan. ... The article incorporates text from OpenHistory. ... The Meiji Restoration ), also known as the Meiji Ishin, Revolution, or Renewal, was a chain of events that led to enormous changes in Japans political and social structure. ... Karatsu Castle Karatsu ) is a city located in Saga Prefecture on the island of Kyūshū, Japan. ... Yoshinogari (吉野ヶ里 遺跡 Yoshinogari iseki) is the name of a large and complex Yayoi archaeological site in Yoshinogari and Kanzaki in Saga Prefecture, Kyūshū, Japan. ... Yoshinogari ) is a town located in Kanzaki District, Saga Prefecture, Japan. ...


Cities, Towns & Districts

Cities

Ten cities are located in Saga Prefecture:

Map of Saga Prefecture showing municipal boundries.
Map of Saga Prefecture showing municipal boundries.

Imari (伊万里市; -shi) is a city located in Saga Prefecture on the island of Kyushu, Japan. ... Kanzaki (神埼町; -machi) is a town located in Kanzaki District, Saga, Japan. ... Karatsu Castle Karatsu ) is a city located in Saga Prefecture on the island of KyÅ«shÅ«, Japan. ... Kashima (鹿島市; -shi) is a city located in Saga Prefecture on the island of Kyushu, Japan. ... Ogi (小城町; -machi) is a town located in Ogi District, Saga, Japan. ... , Saga (佐賀市;; -shi) is the capital of Saga Prefecture, located on the island of Kyushu, Japan. ... Takeo (武雄市; -shi) is a city located in Saga Prefecture on the island of Kyushu, Japan. ... Map showing location of Taku in Saga Prefecture (as of 2006). ... Tosu (鳥栖市; -shi) is a city located in Saga Prefecture on the island of Kyushu, Japan. ... Ureshino (嬉野町; -machi) is a town located in the Fujitsu District of Saga prefecture on the island of Kyushu, Japan. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 734 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (981 × 801 pixel, file size: 32 KB, MIME type: image/png) Map of Saga Prefecture, Japan. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 734 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (981 × 801 pixel, file size: 32 KB, MIME type: image/png) Map of Saga Prefecture, Japan. ...

Towns

These are the towns in each district: The district (郡; gun) was most recently used as an administrative unit in Japan between 1878 and 1921 and is roughly equivalent to the county of the United States. ...

Tara
  • Higashimatsuura District
Genkai
Yoshinogari
Kohoku
Ōmachi
Shiroishi
Kamimine
Kiyama
Miyaki
Arita
Higashiyokaǂ
Kawasoeǂ
Kubotaǂ

ǂ Scheduled to be dissolved following mergers. Fujitsu (藤津郡; -gun) is a district located in Saga, Japan. ... Tara ) is a town and peninsula located in Fujitsu District, Saga, Japan. ... Higashimatsūra (東松浦郡; -gun) is a district located in Saga, Japan. ... Genkai (玄海町; -chou) is a town located in Higashimatsuura District, Saga, Japan. ... Kanzaki (神埼郡; -gun) is a district located in Saga, Japan. ... Yoshinogari ) is a town located in Kanzaki District, Saga Prefecture, Japan. ... Kishima (杵島郡; -gun) is a district located in Saga, Japan. ... Kōhoku (江北町; -machi) is a town located in Kishima District, Saga, Japan. ... ÅŒmachi ) is a town located in Kishima District, Saga Prefecture, Japan. ... Shiroishi (白石町; -chou) is a town located in Kishima District, Saga, Japan. ... Miyaki (三養基郡; -gun) is a district located in Saga, Japan. ... Kamimine (上峰町; -chou) is a town located in Miyaki District, Saga, Japan. ... Kiyama (基山町; -chou) is a town located in Miyaki District, Saga, Japan. ... Miyaki ) is a town in Miyaki District, Saga Prefecture, Japan. ... Nishimatsūra (西松浦郡; -gun) is a district located in Saga, Japan. ... Arita ) is a town located in Nishimatsuura District, Saga, Japan. ... Saga (佐賀郡; -gun) is a district located in Saga, Japan. ... Higashiyoka (東与賀町; -chou) is a town located in Saga District, Saga, Japan. ... Kawasoe (川副町; -machi) is a town located in Saga District, Saga, Japan. ... Kubota (久保田町; -chou) is a town located in Saga District, Saga, Japan. ...


Mergers

A number of towns and villages in Saga have merged with larger neighboring cities, as part of the ongoing nation-wide process of mergers and dissolution of municipalities. This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


Historical mergers

  • The Village of Kirigo was divided into three parts at the turn of the year, from 31 December 1957-1 January 1958. Two of these parts were absorbed into the Town of Genkai, and the City of Karatsu; the third was merged with the Village of Irino to form the Town of Hizen. Both Karatsu and Hizen later became part of the new city of Karatsu.

is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Genkai (玄海町; -chou) is a town located in Higashimatsuura District, Saga, Japan. ... Karatsu Castle Karatsu ) is a city located in Saga Prefecture on the island of KyÅ«shÅ«, Japan. ... Hizen (肥前町; -chou) had been a town located in Higashimatsuura District, Saga, Japan until merged on January 1, 2005 to be a part of the city of Karatsu. ... Karatsu Castle Karatsu ) is a city located in Saga Prefecture on the island of KyÅ«shÅ«, Japan. ... Hizen (肥前町; -chou) had been a town located in Higashimatsuura District, Saga, Japan until merged on January 1, 2005 to be a part of the city of Karatsu. ... Karatsu Castle Karatsu ) is a city located in Saga Prefecture on the island of KyÅ«shÅ«, Japan. ...

Contemporary mergers

is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Fukudomi (福富町; -machi) had been a town located in Kishima District, Saga, Japan until merged on January 1, 2005 to be a part of the town of Shiroishi. ... Ariake (有明町; -chou) had been a town located in the Kishima District of Saga prefecture, on the island of Japan until merged on January 1, 2005 to be a part of the town of Shiroishi. ... Shiroishi (白石町; -chou) is a town located in Kishima District, Saga, Japan. ... Kishima (杵島郡; -gun) is a district located in Saga, Japan. ... Shiroishi (白石町; -chou) is a town located in Kishima District, Saga, Japan. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Karatsu Castle Karatsu ) is a city located in Saga Prefecture on the island of KyÅ«shÅ«, Japan. ... Hamatama (浜玉町; -chou) had been a town located in Higashimatsuura District, Saga, Japan until merged on January 1, 2005 to be a part of the city of Karatsu. ... Kyūragi (厳木町; -machi) had been a town located in Higashimatsuura District, Saga, Japan until merged on January 1, 2005 to be a part of the city of Karatsu. ... Hizen (肥前町; -chou) had been a town located in Higashimatsuura District, Saga, Japan until merged on January 1, 2005 to be a part of the city of Karatsu. ... Chinzei (鎮西町; -chou) had been a town located in Higashimatsuura District, Saga, Japan until merged on January 1, 2005 to be a part of the city of Karatsu. ... Yobuko (呼子町; -chou) is a town located in the Higashimatsuura District of Saga, Japan. ... Kitahata (北波多村; -mura) had been a village located in Higashimatsuura District, Saga, Japan until merged on January 1, 2005 to be a part of the city of Karatsu. ... Higashimatsūra (東松浦郡; -gun) is a district located in Saga, Japan. ... Karatsu Castle Karatsu ) is a city located in Saga Prefecture on the island of KyÅ«shÅ«, Japan. ... is the 60th day of the year (61st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ogi (小城町; -machi) is a town located in Ogi District, Saga, Japan. ... Ashikari (芦刈町; -chou) is a town located in Ogi District, Japan. ... Mikatsuki (三日月町; -chou) is a town located in Ogi District, Saga, Japan. ... Ushizu (牛津町; -chou) is a town located in Ogi District, Saga, Japan. ... Ogi (小城郡; -gun) is a district located in Saga, Japan. ... Ogi (小城町; -machi) is a town located in Ogi District, Saga, Japan. ... Ogi (小城郡; -gun) is a district located in Saga, Japan. ... is the 60th day of the year (61st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nakabaru (中原町; -chou) is a town located in Miyaki District, Saga, Japan. ... Kitashigeyasu (北茂安町; -chou) is a town located in Miyaki District, Saga, Japan. ... Mine (三根町; -chou) is a town located in Miyaki District, Saga, Japan. ... Miyaki (三養基郡; -gun) is a district located in Saga, Japan. ... Miyaki ) is a town in Miyaki District, Saga Prefecture, Japan. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Morodomi (諸富町; -chou) is a town located in Saga District, Saga, Japan. ... Yamato (大和町; -chou) is a town located in Saga District, Saga, Japan. ... Fuji (富士町 Fuji-chō) is a town located in Saga District, Saga, Japan. ... Saga (佐賀郡; -gun) is a district located in Saga, Japan. ... Mitsuse (三瀬村; -mura) is a village located in Kanzaki District, Saga, Japan. ... Kanzaki (神埼郡; -gun) is a district located in Saga, Japan. ... , Saga (佐賀市;; -shi) is the capital of Saga Prefecture, located on the island of Kyushu, Japan. ... , Saga (佐賀市;; -shi) is the capital of Saga Prefecture, located on the island of Kyushu, Japan. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ureshino (嬉野町; -machi) is a town located in the Fujitsu District of Saga prefecture on the island of Kyushu, Japan. ... Shiota (塩田町; -chou) is a town located in Fujitsu District, Saga, Japan. ... Fujitsu (藤津郡; -gun) is a district located in Saga, Japan. ... Ureshino (嬉野町; -machi) is a town located in the Fujitsu District of Saga prefecture on the island of Kyushu, Japan. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nanayama (七山村; -mura) is a village located in Higashimatsuura District, Saga, Japan. ... Higashimatsūra (東松浦郡; -gun) is a district located in Saga, Japan. ... Karatsu Castle Karatsu ) is a city located in Saga Prefecture on the island of KyÅ«shÅ«, Japan. ... is the 60th day of the year (61st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Takeo (武雄市; -shi) is a city located in Saga Prefecture on the island of Kyushu, Japan. ... Yamauchi (山内町; -chou) is a town located in Kishima District, Saga, Japan. ... Kitagata (北方町; -machi) is a town located in Kishima District, Saga, Japan. ... Kishima (杵島郡; -gun) is a district located in Saga, Japan. ... Takeo (武雄市; -shi) is a city located in Saga Prefecture on the island of Kyushu, Japan. ... is the 60th day of the year (61st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nishiarita (西有田町; -chou) is a town located in Nishimatsuura District, Saga, Japan. ... Arita ) is a town located in Nishimatsuura District, Saga, Japan. ... Nishimatsūra (西松浦郡; -gun) is a district located in Saga, Japan. ... Arita ) is a town located in Nishimatsuura District, Saga, Japan. ... is the 60th day of the year (61st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mitagawa (三田川町; -chou) is a town located in Kanzaki District, Saga, Japan. ... Higashisefuri (東脊振村; -son) is a village located in Kanzaki District, Saga, Japan. ... Kanzaki (神埼郡; -gun) is a district located in Saga, Japan. ... Yoshinogari ) is a town located in Kanzaki District, Saga Prefecture, Japan. ... is the 79th day of the year (80th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kanzaki (神埼町; -machi) is a town located in Kanzaki District, Saga, Japan. ... Chiyoda (千代田町; -chou) is a town located in the Kanzaki District of Saga Prefecture, on the island of Japan. ... Sefuri (脊振村; -mura) is a village located in Kanzaki District, Saga, Japan. ... Kanzaki (神埼郡; -gun) is a district located in Saga, Japan. ... Kanzaki (神埼町; -machi) is a town located in Kanzaki District, Saga, Japan. ...

Future mergers

The city of Saga is scheduled to merge with the remaining parts of the Saga District on October 1, 2007. Saga District will become extinct if the merger is successful. , Saga (佐賀市;; -shi) is the capital of Saga Prefecture, located on the island of Kyushu, Japan. ... Saga (佐賀郡; -gun) is a district located in Saga, Japan. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Saga (佐賀郡; -gun) is a district located in Saga, Japan. ...


Economy

Agricultural, forestry, and coastal fisheries products form a large portion of the prefectural economy. Regional agricultural specialties include Saga beef, onions, and strawberries. The prefecture is the largest producer of mochigome (sticky rice) and greenhouse mandarin oranges in Japan. A decidous beech forest in Slovenia. ... A fishery (plural: fisheries) is an organized effort by humans to catch fish or other aquatic species, an activity known as fishing. ... Mochigome is a kind of Japanese rice used to make mochi. ... The Royal Greenhouses of Laeken. ... Satsuma Mandarin Orange The Mandarin orange is a small citrus tree (Citrus reticulata) with fruit resembling the orange. ...


According to 2002 figures, regional trade exports are focused primarily towards North America (29.3%), Western Europe (26.1%), and the Newly Industrializing Economies of South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore (19.9%). Imports come principally from North America (40.6%), the ASEAN nations (23.3%), and the People's Republic of China (12.2%). North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... The borders of Western Europe were largely defined by the Cold War. ... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... ASEAN[1], pronounced // (AH-SEE-AHN) in English, or the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, is a geo-political and economic organization of 10 countries located in Southeast Asia, which was formed on August 8, 1967 by Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand[2] as a display of solidarity...


Banks

  • Bank of Saga
  • Saga Kyoei Bank

Education

Universities

  • Saga University
  • Nishikyushu University
  • Saga Women's Junior College
  • Saga Junior College
  • Kyushu Ryukoku Junior College
  • Saga Prefectural Agricultural College

Saga University ), abbreviated as Sagadai ) or Sadai ), is one of the leading research universities in Japan. ...

Demographics

As of 2002, the census recorded a population 873,885 in Saga. Of these, 15.9% were aged 0-14, 62.7% were age 15-64, and 21.4% were over 65 years old. There were 3,596 foreigners (.4%) and 307 exchange students (.03%) living in the prefecture.


Transportation

Air

Saga Airport ) is an airport in Kawasoe, Saga Prefecture, Japan (IATA: HSG, ICAO: RJFS). ...

Rail

Major stations in the prefecture include Saga Station, Tosu Station, Karatsu Station and Imari Station. The north exit of Saga Station The south exit of Saga Station Saga Station ) is a train station in Saga City, Saga Prefecture, Japan. ... Tosu Station in Tosu city, Saga prefecture is the point where the Kagoshima Main Line and the Nagasaki Main Line intersect. ... The north exit of Karatsu Station Karatsu Station ) is a train station in Karatsu, Saga Prefecture, Japan. ...

JR Kyushu Midori Express Train on Sasebo Line The Kyushu Railway Company (九州旅客鉄道,Kyushu Ryokaku Tetsudo) is one of the constituent companies of Japan Railway. ... Map of Japan with the Chikuhi Line highlighted in red. ... The Kagoshima Main Line (鹿児島本線) is a major part of the JR Kyushu rail network and runs between Moji-ko, in Kitakyushu, and Kagoshima, at the southern end of Kyushu. ... Map of Japan with the Karatsu Line highlighted in red. ... The Nagasaki Main Line runs from Tosu Station in Saga prefecture to Nagasaki Station in Nagasaki prefecture. ... Map of Japan with the Sasebo Line highlighted in red. ... Matsuura Railway ) is a railway company in Nagasaki and Saga Prefecture in Japan. ...

Road

  • Tollways
    • Nagasaki Expressway, Kyūshū Expressway, Nishikyūshū Expressway
    • Nijō-Hamatama Road, Kyūragi-Taku Road, Tosu-Chikushino Road, Kunimi Road, Mitsuse Tunnel
  • National highways

A toll road, turnpike or tollpike is a road on which a toll authority collects a fee for use. ... Kyūshū Expressway ) is an expressway linking Kitakyushu with the bridge to Honshū and west of Kagoshima with the Higashi Kyushu Expressway and the Ibusuki Skyline. ... National Route 2 connects Osaka and Fukuoka. ... National Route 34 ) is a highway in Japan on the island of Kyūshū which runs from Saga City in Saga Prefecture to Nagasaki in Nagasaki Prefecture. ... National Route 207 ) is a highway in Japan on the island of Kyūshū which runs from Saga City in Saga Prefecture to Togitsu in Nagasaki Prefecture. ... National Route 444 ) is a highway in Japan on the island of Kyūshū which runs from Omura City in Nagasaki Prefecture to Saga City in Saga Prefecture. ...

Culture

Arita, Imari and Karatsu are famous for the beautiful porcelain that is created there. The top porcelain houses in the country are located in these areas, including Imaemon Porcelain, Genemon Porcelain and Fukagawa Porcelain. Arita ) is a town located in Nishimatsuura District, Saga, Japan. ... Imari (伊万里市; -shi) is a city located in Saga Prefecture on the island of Kyushu, Japan. ... Karatsu Castle Karatsu ) is a city located in Saga Prefecture on the island of KyÅ«shÅ«, Japan. ...


Language

Saga-ben (Saga-dialect) is Saga's own variation of Japanese. Saga-ben ) is a dialect of the Japanese language widely spoken in Saga prefecture and some other areas, such as Isahaya. ...


Festivals

Saga International Balloon Fiesta

The Saga International Balloon Fiesta is 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. The Saga International Balloon Fiesta is held at the beginning of November every year in Saga Prefecture, Japan. ... , Saga (佐賀市;; -shi) is the capital of Saga Prefecture, located on the island of Kyushu, Japan. ...


Karatsu Kunchi

The Karatsu Kunchi is held at the beginning of November in Karatsu City. This is Saga's most famous festival and attracts around 500,000 visitors every year. Floats make their way through the streets of Karatsu on the opening night of the festival. ... Karatsu Castle Karatsu ) is a city located in Saga Prefecture on the island of Kyūshū, Japan. ...


Kashima Gatalympics

The Kashima Gatalympics is held every May in Hama Town, a part of Kashima City. This event involves playing a variety of sports in the mudflats of the Ariake Sea. The Kashima Gatalympics is an event held in the mudflats of the Ariake Sea off Kashima city in Saga Prefecture, Japan. ... Kashima (鹿島市; -shi) is a city located in Saga Prefecture on the island of Kyushu, Japan. ...


Imari Ton-Ten-Ton Festival

The Imari Ton-Ten-Ton Festival is held for 3 days every year near the end of October. Located in Imari City, 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. The Imari Ton-Ten-Ton Festival is held annually for 3 days from October 22nd to 24th, beginning at the Imari Shrine in Imari City. ... Imari (伊万里市; -shi) is a city located in Saga Prefecture on the island of Kyushu, Japan. ...


Sport

All Japan Inter High School Athletics Meet 2007

Starting on July, 28th 2007 is the All Japan Inter High School Athletics Meet which will be held throughout different locations within Saga Prefecture. The meet goes from July 28th until August 20th. More information can be found at Saga-Soutai Offical Website.

Access Map: Saga Map (in Japanese)


Sports Teams

Teams listed below are based in Saga Prefecture.


Football (soccer)

Volleyball
Sagan Tosu (Japanese: サガン鳥栖) is a Japanese professional soccer (football) club, currently playing in the J-league Division 2. ... Tosu (鳥栖市; -shi) is a city located in Saga Prefecture on the island of Kyushu, Japan. ...

Club Name 久光製薬スプリングス Arena Kobe city, Hyogo, Tosu city, Saga Japan. ... Tosu (鳥栖市; -shi) is a city located in Saga Prefecture on the island of Kyushu, Japan. ...

Tourism

Karatsu, with its fine castle, is a popular tourist destination in Saga. The remains of a Yayoi village in Yoshinogari also attract large numbers of sightseers. Another place to visit is Yūtoku Inari Shrine, one of Japans three biggest Inari shrines. Categories: Stub | Castles in Japan ... This article is about a Japanese historical era. ... Yoshinogari ) is a town located in Kanzaki District, Saga Prefecture, Japan. ... The YÅ«toku Inari Shrine ) is located in Kashima City, Saga Prefecture. ...

Karatsu Castle.
Karatsu Castle.

Karatsu Castle, Karatsu Saga prefecture Japan I took this photograph and contribute it to the public domain. ... Karatsu Castle, Karatsu Saga prefecture Japan I took this photograph and contribute it to the public domain. ...

Famous people

Yasuda Dai Circus, a popular owarai trio Owarai ) is a broad word used to describe Japanese comedy as seen on television. ... J-pop (or Jpop) is an abbreviation of Japanese pop. ... Hanawa (はなわ, real name Naoki Hanawa 塙 尚輝, born July 20, 1976 in Saitama Prefecture) is a Japanese singer and comedian raised in Saga city. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Fukuoka Prefecture ) is located on Kyūshū Island, Japan. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... PO2/c Sakai in the cockpit of a Mitsubishi A5M Type 96 fighter (Hankow airfield, China in 1939). ...

The Seven Wise Men Of Saga

"The Seven Wise men of Saga" is the name given to these seven men from Saga, each of whom have made a significant contribution to the modernisation of Japan. Their contributions began in the last days of the Tokugawa Shogunate, and continued into the Meiji Restoration. Even today, this era shines impressively in Saga's history. The Tokugawa shogunate or Tokugawa bakufu (徳川幕府) (also known as the Edo bakufu) was a feudal military dictatorship of Japan established in 1603 by Tokugawa Ieyasu and ruled by the shoguns of the Tokugawa family until 1868. ... The Meiji Restoration ), also known as the Meiji Ishin, Revolution, or Renewal, was a chain of events that led to enormous changes in Japans political and social structure. ...

  • Lord Naomasa Nabeshima, feudal lord of the Nabeshima clan, helped to bring about the development of Saga through introducing European technology and culture.
  • Sano Tsunetami founded the Japanese Red Cross.
  • Shima Yoshitake contributed to the exploration of Hokkaidō.
  • Soejima Taneomi served the roles of Diet member, Foreign Minister, Minister of Domestic Affairs and was well known for his Chinese Poetry and talented writing skills.
  • Ōki Takatō was Minister of Civil Affairs, Education and Legal Affairs, held the position of a Diet member and made considerable contributions to the establishment of the modern education system in Japan.
  • Eto Shimpei, also once a Minister of Legal Affairs, became a Diet member and created the foundation for Japan's judicial system.
  • Ōkuma Shigenobu served two terms as Prime Minister of Japan. He also established Waseda University.

This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Count Sano Tsunentami ); (28 December 1822- 12 December 1902) was a Japanese statesman and founder of the Japanese Red Cross Society. ... The Japanese Red Cross Society (日本赤十字社 nihon sekijÅ«ji sha) is a humanitarian corporation established by the Japanese Red Cross Law of 1952. ...   literally North Sea Circuit, Ainu: Mosir), formerly known as Ezo, Yezo, Yeso, or Yesso, is Japans second largest island and the largest of its 47 prefectural-level subdivisions. ... Soejima Taneomi ); 17 October 1828 - 31 January 1905), was a Japanese statesman during the early Meiji period. ... The National Diet of Japan ) is Japans legislature. ... ÅŒki Takatō ); 23 March 1832 - 26 September 1899), was a Japanese statesman during the early Meiji period. ... Eto Shimpei ); 18 March 1834 - 13 April 1874), was a Japanese statesman during the early Meiji period, remembered chiefly for his role in the unsuccessful Saga Rebellion. ... Marquis ÅŒkuma Shigenobu 16 February 1838–10 January 1922); was a Japanese politician and the 8th (30 June 1898–8 November 1898) and 17th (16 April 1914–9 October 1916) Prime Minister of Japan. ... The Prime Minister of Japan (内閣総理大臣 Naikaku sōri daijin) is the usual English-language term used for the head of government of Japan, although the literal translation of the Japanese name for the office is Prime Minister of the Cabinet. ... Waseda University ), often abbreviated to Sodai ) is a co-educational, private university in Japan. ...

See Also

The Saga domain was largely contiguous with Hizen Province, seen here in pink. ... Woodblock print from Tokyo Nichinichi Shimbun, 1871, depicting Eto Shimpei during the Saga Rebellion The Saga Rebellion ) was a samurai insurrection in Japan in 1874, led by Eto Shimpei and Shima Yoshitake in their native domain of Hizen against the Meiji government. ...

References

  • Welcome To Saga; Published by the International Exchange Division, General Affairs Department, Saga Prefecture.

External links

  • Saga City Homepage
  • Official Saga Prefecture Homepage
  • SagaJET Homepage
  • Hagakure
  • WikiTravel Saga
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Cities
Imari | Kanzaki | Karatsu | Kashima | Ogi | Saga (capital) | Takeo | Taku | Tosu | Ureshino
Districts and Towns
Fujitsu Tara Higashimatsuura:  Genkai Kanzaki Yoshinogari
Kishima Kōhoku | Ōmachi | Shiroishi Miyaki Kamimine | Kiyama | Miyaki Nishimatsuura Arita
Saga Higashiyoka | Kawasoe | Kubota
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Coordinates: 33°17′N, 130°10′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Kyushu's smallest prefecture, Saga is located on the northwest corner of the island, bordered by the Genkai Sea and the Tsushima Strait to the north and the Ariake Sea to the south.
A number of towns and villages in Saga have merged with larger neighboring cities, as part of the ongoing nation-wide process of mergers and dissolution of municipalities.
As of 2002, the census recorded a population 873,885 in Saga.
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Tosu (鳥栖市;; -shi) is a city located in Saga Prefecture on the island of Kyushu, Japan.
As of 2003, the city has an estimated population of 62,176 and a population density of 866.81 persons per km²;.
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