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DESTINATION

SAGA

Enjoy the slow life in this
picturesque part of Kyushu.

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110 MINUTES

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ABOUT

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  • SAGA: RICH CULTURE THAT LIVES ON

    Located on the northwestern side of the island of Kyushu, Saga is often overlooked as it’s sandwiched between more famous prefectures of Fukuoka and Nagasaki. This underrated area is blessed with an abundance of natural resources, beautiful scenic landscapes, and a rich cultural history that is just waiting to be discovered.

    POTTERY PARADISE

    Saga’s ceramics tradition dates back over 400 years and boasts three world-renowned pottery cities: Arita, Imari, and Karatsu. Each of them proudly displays their heritage in different ways. On Arita’s streets you’ll find ceramic bus stop signs and a shrine with a porcelain torii gate. In Imari, many antique kilns are still in use — including the unique climbing kilns. Head out to eat to best experience Karatsu ware, as it is supposedly most beautiful when food is presented on it.

    SENSATIONAL SAKE

    Thanks to a temperate climate and an abundance of natural resources, Saga Prefecture boasts a variety of delicious food and drink — especially sake. The area is home to many small to medium-sized sake breweries, several of which are international award-winners. In Kashima City, visitors can easily stroll between half a dozen breweries and try their wares and explore the photogenic backstreets of this retro town.

SEASON

  • SPRING

  • SUMMER

  • AUTUMN

  • WINTER

THINGS TO DO

  • YUTOKU INARI SHRINE

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    YUTOKU INARI SHRINE

    Yutoku Inari Shrine boasts a place among the top three inari shrines in Japan, along with Kyoto’s Fushimi Inari Shrine and Ibaraki’s Kasama Inari Shrine. The main shrine sits up above the city on a mountainside, with a large two-storied gate and a kagura hall at the foot of the mountain. Its legendary beauty has earned it the nickname “Kyushu’s Nikko.”

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  • KARATSU CASTLE

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    KARATSU CASTLE

    This stunning five-tiered castle began construction in 1602 and was finished seven years later. It offers a spectacular view of the surrounding Genkai Sea and Matsugara region from the castle keep on the fifth floor, which is now an observatory. Time your visit right to catch the famous cherry blossoms and wisteria in Maizuru Park, which is in the castle grounds.

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  • MAKE YOUR OWN PORCELAIN

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    MAKE YOUR OWN PORCELAIN

    Saga is famous for its ceramics, most notably Imari and Arita-yaki. Make the most of your stay by not just looking at beautiful porcelain, but also trying your hand at making your own using a traditional potter’s wheel.

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  • HAND ROLLING TEA LEAVES EXPERIENCE IN URESHINO

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    HAND ROLLING TEA LEAVES EXPERIENCE IN URESHINO

    Ureshino is the first place in Japan to use the kamairi tea technique, which was originally adopted from China and involves pan-frying tea leaves, which are then rolled by hand. The leaves become a golden yellow color and tea made using this method has a fragrant, refreshing flavor. Learn the history of this unique tea and experience the whole process from tea leaf to tea cup.

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  • SAKE TASTING EXPERIENCE

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    SAKE TASTING EXPERIENCE

    Saga is well-known for its high-quality rice and its pure, fresh water sources. This combination makes for clean, crisp and delicious sake — a must-try when you visit.

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  • SAGA BEEF

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    SAGA BEEF

    Saga beef is a tender, bright red meat with marbled fat. The temperate climate and clear water helps create a sweet, umami-filled beef that is mouthwateringly delicious.

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TOUR DETAIL

  • ODYSSEY TOTAL PACKAGE

  • SPECIAL CAMPAIGN

See, Dine and Feel: Saga, the Homeland of Pottery

・Local cuisine of Saga.

・English speaking guide.

・All transportation covered.

Departure :

2018/8/30 (Thu) , 9/28 (Fri) , 10/11 (Thu) , 10/19 (Fri)

TRAVEL ITINERARY

DAY TIME ITINERARY PICK UP
DAY1 9:50

Leave Haneda for Saga on ANA981.

11:45

Arrive at Saga Airport.

Meet tour guide at the arrival lobby.

13:00-14:00

Saga beef lunch at Kira, a restaurant in Saga city.

Saga Beef

15:00-16:00

Visit Yutoku Inari Shrine in Kashima city.

Yutoku Inari Shrine

16:20-17:00

Brewery tour and Japanese sake tasting at Minematsu Shuzojo in Kashima city.

Sake Tating Experience

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DAY2 9:00-10:30

Tea leaves hand-rolling and roasting experience a Chaoshiru in Ureshino.

11:10-12:10

Tour of Gen-emon kiln at Arita.

12:40-13:40

Arita-yaki Gozen lunch (food served on Arita earthenware) at Gallery Arita.

Arita-yaki Gozen

14:00-15:00

Leisure time at Okawachiyama, the homeland of Imari pottery.

Ookawachiyama

15:00-16:00

Rokuro (potter’s wheel) experience at Kosengama in Imari.

16:40-17:10

Enjoy the full view of Karatsu city at Kagamiyama Observation Terrace.

Accommodation
DAY3 9:00-9:30

Visit Hikiyama (festival float) Exhibition Hall in Karatsu city.

Hikiyama Exhibition Hall

9:50-10:40

Visit Karatsu Castle.

Karatsu Castle

12:00-13:00

Lunch of local delicacy Sicilian rice at Saga Retro Museum in Saga city.

13:00-13:40

Leisure time at Saga Castle.

14:20

Arrive at Saga Airport (tour guide service terminates).

15:50

Leave Saga for Haneda on ANA456.

17:30

Arrive at Haneda Airport.

Thank you for choosing ANA

DAY1

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  • 9:50

    Leave Haneda for Saga on ANA981.

  • 11:45

    Arrive at Saga Airport.

    Meet tour guide at the arrival lobby.

  • 13:00-14:00

    Saga beef lunch at Kira, a restaurant in Saga city.

  • 15:00-16:00

    Visit Yutoku Inari Shrine in Kashima city.

  • 16:20-17:00

    Brewery tour and Japanese sake tasting at Minematsu Shuzojo in Kashima city.

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  • Saga Beef

    Yutoku Inari Shrine

    Sake Tating Experience

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DAY2

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  • 9:00-10:30

    Tea leaves hand-rolling and roasting experience a Chaoshiru in Ureshino.

  • 11:10-12:10

    Tour of Gen-emon kiln at Arita.

  • 12:40-13:40

    Arita-yaki Gozen lunch (food served on Arita earthenware) at Gallery Arita.

  • 14:00-15:00

    Leisure time at Okawachiyama, the homeland of Imari pottery.

  • 15:00-16:00

    Rokuro (potter’s wheel) experience at Kosengama in Imari.

  • 16:40-17:10

    Enjoy the full view of Karatsu city at Kagamiyama Observation Terrace.

  • Accommodation
  • Arita-yaki Gozen

    Ookawachiyama

    Rokuro

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DAY3

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  • 9:00-9:30

    Visit Hikiyama (festival float) Exhibition Hall in Karatsu city.

  • 9:50-10:40

    Visit Karatsu Castle.

  • 12:00-13:00

    Lunch of local delicacy Sicilian rice at Saga Retro Museum in Saga city.

  • 13:00-13:40

    Leisure time at Saga Castle.

  • 14:20

    Arrive at Saga Airport (tour guide service terminates).

  • 15:50

    Leave Saga for Haneda on ANA456.

  • 17:30

    Arrive at Haneda Airport.

    Thank you for choosing ANA

  • Hikiyama Exhibition Hall

    Karatsu Castle

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TOUR PRICE

(1) Tour price includes the following:
* Discount airfare for package tour (Haneda to/from Saga). Participants may not take flights that are not stipulated on the itinerary.
* Haneda Airport Passenger Service Facilities Charge (PSFC).
* Accommodation (2 nights’ stay, including 2 breakfasts, taxes and service fees). Lunch on Day 1, 2 and 3. Dinner on Day 1 and 2 as stipulated in the itinerary.
* Consolidated vehicles as stipulated in the itinerary.
* Entrance fees as stipulated in the itinerary.
* A local tour guide and an interpreter.

Note: Any extraneous expenses (entrance fees, food and beverage, travel, etc.) not listed are to be covered by the participant.

  • Departure Date:

    8/30 (Thu)

    9/28 (Fri)

    10/11 (Thu)

    10/19 (Fri)

    Per Person

    (2 Persons Share 1 Room)

    129,000 JPY

    132,000 JPY

    128,000 JPY

    131,000 JPY

    Per Person

    (Per Person 1 Room)

    144,000 JPY

    147,000 JPY

    143,000 JPY

    146,000 JPY

  • Early booking discount: 20,000 JPY discount from the basic adult tour price

    * Book this tour and complete payment 22 days before departure (or during the opening hours of the preceding working day if the last day falls on Saturday, Sunday or national holiday) to receive a 20,000 JPY discount from the basic adult fare. Child and infant fares are not subject to the discount.
    * For tours departing on Aug 30 (Thu), the 20,000 JPY discount for the basic adult fare applies if you book the tour and complete payment for the tour 11 days before departure (or during the opening hours of the preceding day if the last day falls on Saturday, Sunday or national holiday). Child and infant fares are not subject to the discount.

  • Accommodation:

    Please note that the hotel may be changed to one of equal or superior rank.

    1st night / Wataya Besso

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    738 Otsu, Ureshinomachi-oazashimojuku, Ureshino city, Saga 843-0301

    Tel: +81-954-42-0210

    2st night / Hotel & Resorts Saga Karatsu

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    4-182 Higashi-Karatsu, Karatsu city, Saga 847-0017

    Tel: +81-955-75-3300

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    8/30 (Thu)

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    Per Person(2 Persons Share 1 Room)

    129,000 JPY

    Per Person(Per Person 1 Room)

    144,000 JPY

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  • Departure Date :
    9/28 (Fri)

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    Per Person(2 Persons Share 1 Room)

    132,000 JPY

    Per Person(Per Person 1 Room)

    147,000 JPY

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  • Departure Date :
    10/11 (Thu)

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    Per Person(2 Persons Share 1 Room)

    128,000 JPY

    Per Person(Per Person 1 Room)

    143,000 JPY

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  • Departure Date :
    10/19 (Fri)

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    Per Person(2 Persons Share 1 Room)

    131,000 JPY

    Per Person(Per Person 1 Room)

    146,000 JPY

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  • Early booking discount: 20,000 JPY discount from the basic adult tour price

    * Book this tour and complete payment 22 days before departure (or during the opening hours of the preceding working day if the last day falls on Saturday, Sunday or national holiday) to receive a 20,000 JPY discount from the basic adult fare. Child and infant fares are not subject to the discount.
    * For tours departing on Aug 30 (Thu), the 20,000 JPY discount for the basic adult fare applies if you book the tour and complete payment for the tour 11 days before departure (or during the opening hours of the preceding day if the last day falls on Saturday, Sunday or national holiday). Child and infant fares are not subject to the discount.

(2) Additional notes regarding (1) :

* Tour prices listed above are per person, in Japanese Yen.
* The minimum number of participants for operation is 7 persons.
* The tour price is the same for adults (ages 12 and over) and children (ages 3 to 11).
* Infants (ages 0 to 2) are free of charge. However, airplane seat, bed, and food and beverage will not be included (In this case, an infant must be seated on the lap of an adult on the airplane and sleep in the same bed as an adult).
* The tour may not operate if the number of participants does not reach to its minimum operation amount.
* Decision of operation will be announced to participants by email 22 working days prior to the departure date.

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