March Events Calendar

Arita Hina Matsuri Tour 2017
  • When: March 4, 10:00 to 16:30
  • Where: Arita
  • Cost: 1500 yen
  • Registration: Contact Manuel, the Arita Town CIR!
SAGA Night of Light Projection Mapping
  • When: Until March 31, 18:30 to 22:00 (to 21:00 on Sundays and holidays)
  • Where: Saga Prefectural Office, Observation Hall
  • Cost: Free, includes coupons for local restaurants
Ikeda Manadu The Pen Exhibit
  • When: January 20 to March 20, 9:30 to 18:00, closed Monday except March 20
  • Where: Saga Prefectural Art Museum
  • Cost: 1200 yen
Naomasa and Nariakira Exhibit
  • When: February 3 to March 20, 9:30 to 18:00
  • Where: Saga Castle History Museum
Porcelain Hina Matsuri 2017
  • When: February 11 to March 5, 9:00 to 17:00
  • Where: Imari City Okawachiyama Area
Nabeshima Family Hina Matsuri Display
  • When: February 11 to March 31, 10:00 to 17:00
  • Where: Saga Prefectural Art Museum
  • Cost: 300 yen
Karatsu Hina Matsuri Display
  • When: February 25 to March 12, 9:00 to 17:00
  • Where: Kodai no Mori Kaikan, Karatsu City
  • Cost: 100 yen
Make Saga Clan Origami
  • When: February 23, March 1 and 10, 12:30 to 15:30
  • Where: Chokokan, Saga City
  • Cost: 300 yen for materials, 300 yen for entrance to the museum
Kiiyama Grass Sledding
  • When: March 1 to May 31, rentals only available 10:00 to 16:00 on weekends and holidays
  • Where: Kiiyama Ski Area
  • Cost: Sled rentals are 300 yen each
Hina Matsuri Doll Boat Ceremony
  • When: March 3, 15:00
  • Where: Saga Shrine, Matsubaragawa, Saga City
Saga Castle Town Flea Market
  • When: March 3 to 5, 10:00 to 17:00
  • Where: Matsubara Shrine, Saga City
Unveiling Ceremony for the New Statue of Nabeshima Naomasa
  • Details: Naomasa is deeply respected in Saga for his work to modernize the domain and Japan as a whole at the end of the Edo period and start of the Meiji period. His original statue was removed during WWII, but has been recreated through donation, ahead of the 150th anniversary of the Bakumatsu.
  • When: March 4, 10:30
  • Where: Saga Castle Ni-no-maru Grounds and Saga Prefectural Art Museum
Japanese Instrument Recital and Balloon Experience
  • Details: There will be a performance by a koto and shamisen group, followed by a chance to stand inside the balloon part of a hot air balloon.
  • When: March 4, 12:00 to 16:00
  • Where: 656 Hiroba, Saga City
Meta Furyuu Seminar
  • Details: Learn this traditional, local dance from an expert! Open to those outside the town.
  • When: March 4, 10:00 to 11:30
  • Where: Meta Furyuu Otabisho (formerly Wakamiya Shrine), Muta Region, Kamimine Town
Arita Ware Painting
  • When: March 4 and 5, 11:00 to 15:00
  • Where: Yuuttsurakan, Saga City
  • Cost: 1200 yen
Balloon Ride Experience
  • Details: Rides for the first 150 (I’ve heard it’s best to arrive early and be ready to wait a little while…)
  • When: March 4, 5, 11, 12, from 9:00
  • Where: The future NHK Station lot (across from Kencho)
  • Cost: 500 yen
Handmade Fair
  • When: March 11 and 12, 10:00 to 16:00
  • Where: The Saga Shrine, Matsubara Shrine, 656 Hiroba area
Ureshino Hanakasumi
  • Details: Ureshino tea, Hizen Yoshida ware and onsens
  • When: March 11 and 12, 10:00 to 18:00
  • Where: Wataya Besso, Ureshino City
  • Cost: Tea is 800 yen, tea and sweets set is 1200 yen
Sagan Coffee Festa
  • Details: You can get a set of 5 coffee tickets for 1000 yen, purchase coffee beans and participate in workshops
  • When: March 12, 10:00 to 16:30
  • Where: Saga Prefectural Museum, Saga City
  • Link
Kashima Sake Brewery Event
  • Details: Sample different sakes purchase sake sets.
  • When: March 25 and 26, 10:00 to 17:00
  • Where: Breweries in Kashima City
  • Link
Ureshino Onsen Sake Brewery Event (in partnership with Kashima)
  • When: March 25 and 26, 10:00 to 17:00
  • Where: Breweries in Ureshino City
Botayama Wanpaku Park Grass Sledding
  • When: March 25 to April 10
  • Where: Botayama Wanpaku Park, Omachi Town
Hatatsu Walk
  • When: March 26, 8:00~ (Registration due by March 17)
  • Where: Hatatsu Fureai Hiroba (start and goal), Imari City
  • Cost: 500 yen, 1500 yen if you want barbecue
  • Link
Ureshino Onsen Ninja Festa
  • When: March 26, 10:00 to 16:00, “Strongest Ninja in Kyushu Competition” from 10:00 to 12:30
  • Where: Ureshino Onsen Park

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