May Events Calendar

114th Arita Ware Festival
  • When: April 29 to May 5
  • Where: Downtown Arita
Karatsu Ware Festival
  • When: April 29 to May 5
  • Where: Downtown Karatsu
Imari Okawachiyama Kiln Festival
  • When: April 29 to May 3
  • Where: The Okawachiyama area, Imari
Saaaga!!! on ICE
  • Details: Explore the spots in Karatsu City that served as the backdrop for the anime, Yuuri!!! on ICE
  • When: March 6 to May 7, maps are handed out form 9:00 to 18:00
  • Where: Around Karatsu City
SAGA Night of Light Projection Mapping Show
  • When: April 1 to mid-July, 20:00 to 22:00, Sundays and holidays, 20:00 to 21:00
  • Where: Observation Hall, Saga Prefectural Government Building
Peony Garden
  • When: April 15 to May 10, 9:00 to 17:00 (Last entrance at 16:30)
  • Where: Botan to Midori no Oka, Hizen-machi, Karatsu
  • Cost: 510 yen
Tonsan Ebisu Festival
  • When: May 3, 18:30 and May 4, 10:00
  • Where: Saga Shrine and Matsubara Shrine
Kanzaki Soumen Festival
  • Details: Enjoy Kanzaki soumen noodles served nagashi-style, on long slides made of split bamboo
  • When: May 3 to 5, 9:00 to 14:00
  • Where: Yoshinogari Historical Park, Ichi-no-hiroba
Public Opening of Kunenan
  • When: May 3 to 5, 8:30 to 16:00
  • Where: Kunenan, Kanzaki
  • Cost: 300 yen
Take-no-Furuba Park Azalea Festival
  • Details: Enjoy the flowers along with old-time songs, dance performances and a karaoke contest
  • When: May 5, 10:00 to 15:00
  • Where: Take-no-Hiroba Park, Imari
Hana Marche 2017: Beauty and Lifestyle Event
  • When: Flower picking sessions on May 6 from 9:30 to 11:30, 13:30 to 15:30, Market on May 7, 10:00 to 17:00
  • Where: May 6: Hamatama-cho Okaguchi Migakan House, May 7: Oteguchi Center Building 3rd Floor, Karatsu
  • Cost: Free, but there is a fee for some workshops
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3rd Place Market
  • Details: Various booths with sell foods, drinks and goods, and Cafe Pangea will have a special menu. Feel free to come and shop and have a picnic in the open space.
  • When: May 14, 10:00 to 16:00
  • Where: Cafe Pangea, inside Don Don Don no Mori (Don^3), Saga City
Keep Pine Project
  • Details: Volunteer to help clean up Niji-no-Matsubara pine forest
  • When: May 14, 9:00 to 10:30
  • Where: Higashi no Hama Park, Karatsu
Saga Citizens Wind Band Performance
  • When: May 14, 12:30 to 16:00
  • Where: Saga Citizens Center, Saga City
  • Cost: 1000 yen
Taiko Performance
  • When: May 14, 12:30 to 16:00
  • Where: Saga Citizens Center, Saga City
  • Cost: 3000 yen
Drum Tao 2017
  • When: May 21, 16:15 to 17:00
  • Where: Saga Citizens Center, Saga City
  • Cost: 5000 yen to 7500 yen
Folk Song and Showa Songs Event
  • When: May 26, 18:30~
  • Where: The cafe in Aiparetto, Taku City
  • Cost: 1500 yen (includes one drink and one food item)
Ume Land
  • Details: An event featuring an ume pit-spitting contest and delicious Takeo foods
  • When: May 27, 10:00 to 14:00
  • Where: Mifunegaoka Ume Orchard, Takeo City
Takeo Onsen Hoyoumura Firefly Festival
  • Details: There will be on-stage events, canoeing experiences, competitions on the water, and food stalls
  • When: May 28, 12:00~
  • Where: Takeo Onsen Hoyoumura (the science museum area)
Almonia Orchestra
  • When: May 28, 13:20 to 16:00
  • Where: Saga Citizens Center, Saga City
  • Cost: 2000 yen
Exhibition in Honor of Nabeshima Naoshige, Founder of the Nabeshima Domain
  • When: May 29 to July 29, 9:30 to 16:00, closed Sundays and holidays
  • Where: Chokokan, Saga City
  • Cost: 300 yen

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