November Events Calendar

Karatsu Kunchi
  • When: November 2, 19:30 to 22:00; 3, 9:30 to 16:30; 4, 10:00 to 17:30
  • Where: Downtown Karatsu
  • Website
Saga International Balloon Fiesta
  • When: November 1 to 5
  • Where: Around Balloon Saga Station, Saga City (accessible by train or bus)
  • Website
  • Additional info: This year it will feature a Meowth balloon on the 4th and 5th as part of Team Rocket taking over Saga City.
Aim for 100,000 Members of Team Rocket in Saga! — Team Rocket Recruitment Project
  • Details: There are a number of events being held for this project, with details being released when they become available. It includes a stamp rally in Saga City and a SNS campaign. A photo with 1000 people forming the letters “Pikachu” is also planned at Yoshinogari in celebration of the broadcast of the 1000th episodes, but details have not yet been released.
  • Event Website
  • Stamp rally page
  • Balloon Fiesta and Pikachu event page
  • Twitter participation page
Giovanni Yamaguchi

Saga’s own Governor Giovanni Yamaguchi!

Imari Beef Carnival
  • Details: Being held at the same time as Imari Ton-ten-ton (see October Events) and the Imari Autumn Festival
  • When: October 28 and 29, 11:00 to 19:00
  • Where: Imari City Central Parking Lot (伊万里市営中央駐車場)
Yoshinogari Furusato Fire Festival
  • When: October 28, 10:00 to 20:30
  • Where: Yoshinogari Historic Park Festival Area
Saga Light Fantasy Parade
  • Details: The parade to kick off the illuminations that will be up until January
  • When: October 31, 18:00 to 22:00
  • Where: Downtown Saga City, around the Chuo Road area
Red Shichimensou
  • Details: This large patch of special grass on the coast turns bright red in the fall.
  • When: Approximately October 25 to November 11
  • Where: The shichimensou fields, Higata Yoka Park, Saga City
Stroll Around Arita in Kimono (Part of Ari Fes)
  • When: November 1 to December 28, 10:00 to 16:00 (dressing ends at 14:00)
  • Where: Arita Ichibankan, Arita
  • Cost: 2000 yen (includes kimono rental and dressing)
Nabeshima Clan Kilns Autumn Festival
  • When: November 3 to December 10, 8:00 to 17:30 (day), 17:30 to 22:00 (evening illumination)
  • Where: Mifuneyama Rakuen, Takeo
  • Cost: 600 yen for day or evening, 900 yen for both
Autumn Leaves at Mifuneyama
  • When: November 1 to 5, 8:30 to 17:00
  • Where: Okawachiyama area, Imari
Arita Cycling with a Guide to Nature Spots (Part of Ari Fes)
  • When: November 4, 13:00 to 16:00
  • Where: Start at Arita Tourism Association
  • Cost: 2500 yen (includes electric bike rental, guide fees, and insurance)
  • Sign-up in advance, capacity of 6 participants. Link
Enjoy Arita on a Short Rickshaw Ride (Part of Ari Fes)
  • When: November 5 and 19, 11:00 to 12:00 and 13:00 to 15:00
  • Where: The alley with the donbaibei (walls made of old kiln materials), Arita
Harvesting Experience and Fresh Lunch (Part of Ari Fes)
  • When: November 11 and 25, 9:45 to 14:00
  • Where: Meet at Genmei Citizens Hall (原明公民館), Arita
Kunenan Open to the Public
  • Details: This famed traditional home and garden is only open to the public a few days of the year. It is one of the most popular places to see fall leaves in Saga.
  • When: November 15 to 23, 8:30 to 16:00
  • Where: Kanzaki
  • Cost: 300 yen
12th Takeo Products Festival
  • When: November 18, 9:30 to 17:00, and November 19, 9:00 to 16:00
  • Where: Takeo City Cultural Hall
Dutch Classic in SAGA 2017
  • When: November 22, 18:00
  • Where: Cultural Hall Liberty, Ureshino
  • Free, but you must apply for tickets by October 31. If there are more applicants than seats available, the tickets will be given out at random. Link
2017 Kurokami Romantic Festival
  • Details: A light-up event held on いい夫婦の日、 “good married couples day.” Also includes a dramatic reading of the “Couples Rock” story, a Tsugaru-jamisen performance, black rice mochi, and a “shouting a declaration of love” contest (sign-ups in advance required)
  • When: November 22, from 18:00
  • Where: Chimachibou Park, Takeo City
  • Website
Sgt. Tsugei’s Only One Club Band LIVE at Ryokan Oomuraya
  • Details: A single musician recreates the sound of the Beatles
  • When: November 23, doors open at 20:00
  • Where: Ryokan Oomuraya, Ureshino
  • Cost: 3500 yen (includes entrance to the onsen)
Open cafe CAFE DE ARITA (Part of Ari Fes)
  • When: November 23 to 26, 9:30 to 16:30
  • Where: The alley with the donbaibei, Arita

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