November Events in Saga


International Balloon Fiesta
  • When: Friday, October 30 to Tuesday, November 3
  • Where: Kase River
Ancient and Medieval Exchange between Japan and Korea
  • When: Friday, September 18 to Wednesday, November 4
  • Where: Nagoya Castle History Museum
  • Cost: 500 yen
Nabeshima Clan Kilns Festival
  • Details: This is a big porcelain sale
  • When: November 1 to 5, 8:30 to 17:00
  • Where: Ookawachiyama
Botayama Wanpaku Park Free Market
  • When: November 7 (Rain date of November 8)
  • Where: Botanyama Wanpaku Park, Oomachi
Performance by Saito Camel
  • When: November 8, 20:00
  • Where: Ryokan Oomuraya, Yu Kemuri Lounge, Ureshino
  • Cost: 3000 yen (includes entrance to the onsen)
Kyushu Orure Festival in Saga — Beautiful Skin and Orure
  • Details: Hike the course then visit Ureshino Onsen. Includes an onsen coupon, Ureshino soap and a mini bento. Limited to 250 participants.
  • When: November 15. Registration from 9:00, hiking from 10:00.
  • Where: The meeting point is at Hizen Yoshida Kiln.
  • Cost: 1000 yen
Kiyama Grass Skiing
  • When: September 1 to November 30 10:00 to 16:00
  • Where: Kiyama Grass Ski Park
  • Cost: Free entrance, sleds are 300 yen
The Compelling Beauty of Arita Ceramics in the Age of the Great International Exhibition
  • When: October 16 to December 6, 9:00 to 17:00, closed Mondays except November 23
  • Where: Saga Prefectural Kyushu Ceramic Museum
  • Cost: 600 yen
11th Annual Fall Arita Porcelain Festival
  • When: November 15 to 23
  • Where: Arita
Arita Autumn Porcelain Tour 2015

A tour led by our very own Arita CIR, Manuel! Learn about one of Saga’s most amazing towns, try local food, and paint your own piece of porcelain!

  • When: November 21, 9:00 to 17:00
  • Where: Shogai Gakushu Center, Arita
  • Cost: 1500 yen (Includes participation fee, lunch and transportation within Arita) There is a limit of 20 participants and registration is required. Contact Manuel or the Arita Town Hall.

Some Leaf Viewing Spots in Saga:

Fall Leaves at Abuchi Mebuchi Park
  • Where: Abuchi Mebuchi Park
  • When: Mid November
Fall Leaves at Seikei Park
  • Where: Seikei Park in Taku
  • When: Mid November
Fall Leaves at Mifuneyama
  • Where: Mifuneyama Park
  • When: November 7 to 29, 8:00 to 17:00 and 17:30 to 22:00
  • Cost: 600 yen
Fall Leaves at Chimachibou Park
  • Where: Chimachibou Park in Takeo
  • When: Approximately November 1 to 20
Fall Leaves at Keishuuen Park
  • Where: Keishuuen Park, Takeo
  • When: Approximately October 31 to December 6
  • Cost: 600 yen, 1000 yen for dual entrance to Yoko Art Museum and the Park
Fall Leaves at the Takeo City Cultural Hall Park
  • Where: Takeo City Cultural Hall
  • When: Approximately October 31 to December 6
Fall Leaves at Daishouji Temple
  • Where: Daishouji Temple, Takeo
  • When: Approximately October 25 to November 25
  • Cost: 200 yen
Fall Leaves at Kasuga Keikoku
  • Where: Kasuga Keikoku Gorge, Ureshino
  • When: Mid to late November
Fall Leaves at Niiyama Shrine
  • Where: Niiyama Shrine, Kanzaki
  • When: Mid November to early December
Fall Leaves at Kunenan
  • Where: Kunenan, Kanzaki
  • When: November 15 to 23
  • Cost: 300 yen
Fall Leaves at Daikouzenji Temple
  • Where: Daikouzanji Temple, Kiyama
  • When: Mid November to early December, 8:30 to sunset
  • Cost: 500 yen
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