See Colorful Hot Air Balloons Up in the Sky at This Balloon Festival in Japan!

Do you want to attend a colorful event where you can see hot air balloons flying in the sky? Come join the 2017 Saga International Balloon Fiesta! Happening on November 1 to 5, 2017, in Saga, Japan, this international competition will be participated by 15 countries flying more than 100 hot air balloons. Check it…

Are You a Yuri!!! on Ice Fan? Check Out This New Collaboration Event in Kyushu!

Yuri!!! on Ice is an animated series produced by MAPPA that aired from October to December 2016. With a total of twelve episodes, the series is primarily about figure skating as a sport and focuses on the story of Japanese figure skater Yuri Katsuki. Since its airing, the series has grown in popularity. The support…

Visiting Karatsu in Saga? Here Are 15 Amusing Things to Do There

Located in Saga Prefecture (佐賀県) on Kyushu Island (九州), Karatsu (唐津) is a city filled with the beauty of Japanese culture. The city was an important trading port in the past because of its proximity to China and Korea. Karatsu’s name has its origin from the words “kara (唐),” meaning China or continental East Asia,…

Come See the Historic Parade Floats at Hikiyama Exhibition Hall in Saga!

At some Japanese festivals, it is not uncommon for the festivities to be adorned by beautiful floats being paraded along the streets on certain events. In the city of Karatsu, Saga Prefecture, a small museum known as Hikiyama Float Exhibition Hall houses 14 very old large parade floats which have been kept over a hundred…

Add Saga to the 2016 Itinerary and See the Spectacular Menburyu Mask Dance

Saga is a prefecture located in the northwestern part of Kyushu in Japan. Due to its adjacency to mainland Asia and longer trade relations with neighboring countries, there have emerged some unique dance traditions in Kyushu. One of such is the folk dance native to Saga called ‘Menburyu’. Menburyu plaza.rakuten.co.jp/ Menburyu is a traditional dance…

Imari Porcelain: Beautifully Designed Ceramics from Saga

Japanese ceramics made their way to different continents of the world a long time ago. There are many variations of ceramic wares in Japan from the most simple designs to the most aesthetic designs. But one of the most notable and beautiful of them is Imari Porcelain. r.gnavi.co.jp/ Imari Porcelain carries a variety of designs…

Explore Ancient Times at Saga’s Tourist Hot Spot, Yoshinogari Historical Park

What do you look for in a tourist attraction? Maybe for your holiday destinations you consider what will be fun for all the family, particularly if you’re travelling with kids. Perhaps you look for somewhere of historical and cultural value – somewhere you can learn something new or discover something about the past. Perhaps you…

Saga International Balloon Fiesta: A Sky Full of Balloons

Every year in Saga Prefecture, there is an event that attracts many people from all parts of the country, even the world. retrip.jp/ Whether you’re a participant, a viewer, or just a passersby, the Saga International Balloon Fiesta is a sight to love in Autumn. Saga International Balloon Fiesta (佐賀インターナショナルバルーンフェスタ) anibee.tv/ The Saga International Balloon…