March Events Calendar

The plum are already in bloom, and next you can look forward to cherry blossoms toward the end of March! There are tons of places to see cherry blossoms, too many to list them all here. Ask around, or just got exploring once they’ve started blooming. You’re sure to find a good spot to enjoy these short-live flowers. 🙂

Circle Time — Special Story-telling Event!
  • Details: Participants will act out picture books for kids in an experimental event organized in partnership with the Saga International Plaza. Regular Circle Time activities will also be performed.
  • When: March 10, prep at 13:30
  • Where: 1st Floor of the Saga Shoko Building, Saga City
Arita Hinamatsuri Tour
  • Details: An English-language tour led by Arita CIR Vincent. The tour includes a visit to Kyushu Ceramic Museum, seasonal lunch, potters wheel experience, and sightseeing in downtown Arita. Contact Vincent to register. Also let him know of any dietary restrictions when registering.
  • When: March 3, 10:00 to 16:30
  • Where: Arita
  • Cost: 1500 yen
Musical Performance by Ludovic B.A. and Yoko Takeda
  • When: March 8, 19:00 to 20:30
  • Where:, Karatsu
  • Cost: 2000 yen, includes a drink and snack
Karatsu and Niji-no-Matsubara Two Day Walk
  • Details: Contact Ashlyn to sign up!
  • When: March 9 and 10, various start times
  • Where: Starts at Hikiyama Park, Karatsu
  • Cost: 500 yen for Karatsu and Genkai residents (700 day-of), 2000 yen for non-residents (2300 day-of)
Sagan Coffee Festa 2019 (And Do! X-Sports Fes)
  • Details: Coffee from lots of local shops, foods and sweets, sale of coffee-related goods, and more.
  • When: March 10, 10:00 to 16:30
  • Where: The open area in front of the Saga Prefectural Museum
Korabora Q Den Niji-no-Matsubara Regenreation and Preservation Work
  • When: March 16, 10:00 to 12:00
  • Where: Higashinohama Beach Park
Kashima Sake Brewery Tourism 2019
  • When: March 23 and 24, 10:00 to 17:00
  • Where: Various locations in Kashima
Hizenhama Yado Flowers and Sake Festival
  • When: March 23 and 24, 10:00 to 17:00
  • Where: Hizenhama Yado Sake Brewery Street, Kashima
In Front of Yutoku Festival
  • When: March 23 and 24, 10:00 to 17:00
  • Where: The shopping area outside Yutoku Inari Shrine, Kashima
Takeo Onsen Spring Festival
  • When: March 30 and 31
  • Where: Takeo Onsen Romon Gate and the surrounding area, Takeo
Nabeshima Clan Hinamatsuri
  • When: Until March 31
  • Where: Various locations in Saga City

Featured Image: Baba Moutain Cherry (馬場の山桜) in Takeo


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