April Events Calendar

We’re posting events again!

Please take appropriate measures to prevent spreading COVID-19 when going to any of these. 

If you are interested in an event, but find that there’s missing information, feel free to ask.

Saga Berry Forest Berry Picking
  • Details: Pick and eat 8 types of strawberries at a local berry farm in Saga. Be sure to make a reservation
  • When: All month,10:00 to 17:00
  • Where: Saga City
  • Cost: 2000 yen (1700 yen between April 12~28)
  • Link
Mifuneyama Flower Festival
  • Details: View various types of flowers in bloom and enjoy the nighttime illuminations. The cherry blossom illumination is said to be the largest display in Japan.
  • When: All month, 8:00 to 22:00
  • Where: Takeo City
  • Cost: 600 yen
  • Link
Takano Temple Azalea Festival
  • Details: Enjoy the natural gardens of this temple and check out the over 1,000 azaleas in bloom.
  • When: All month
  • Where: Takeo City
  • Link
Kawakami Koi Nobori
  • Details: The fish are over the river!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hop in a boat and look at them.
  • When: All month
  • Where: Saga City
  • Link
Nakatomi Medicine Museum Reopening
  • Details: The Nakatomi Medicine Museum is no joke. You thought it was closed forever. NO, YOU FOOL. It was just getting some work done. Now she is back and more beautiful than ever. From April 1st through the 4th, admission is free. Do not miss this chance. This is your final warning. Take Elvia to Café de Blue after for a bonus prize.
  • When: April 1st – April 4th, 10:00 to 17:00
  • Where: Tosu City
  • Cost: Free on the above mentioned dates, otherwise 300 yen.
  • Link
Kagamiyama Shrine Spring Festival
  • Details: Spring is here and so is festival season. There will be various performances and events throughout the festival as well as food stalls and wares for sale. 
  • When: April 4th, 9:00 to 16:00
  • Where: Karatsu City
  • Link
Saga Shrine Spring Festival
  • Details: Vendors, food stalls, and performances will take place over the three festival days. Hours will vary depending on the day.
  • When: April 10th – April 12th
  • Where: Saga City
  • Link
Peony Festival
  • Details: 100 types of peonies in just 26 wild, wild days. These 30,000 blooms CANNOT be tamed. Check out these beauties.
  • When: April 13th – May 9th, 9:00 to 17:00
  • Where: Hizen Town
  • Link
Taku Confucian Temple Spring Festival
  • Details: The oldest Confucian temple in Japan opens only twice a year. The spring festival is one surely to delight, surprise, and astonish your life. Your life will definitely change if you go. Parking is limited, so it is advisable to come early if arriving by car.
  • When: April 18th, 10:00 to 12:00
  • Where: Taku City
  • Link
Imari Ceramic Fair
  • Details: This pottery festival coincides with the Arita festival. It is recommended to go via bus from Imari station to Okawachiyama, as parking may be limited in the hidden pottery village.
  • When: April 29th – May 5th, 8:30 to 17:00
  • Where: Imari City
  • Link
Arita Ceramic Fair
  • Details: Hot damn this event is amazing. Arita comes to life as vendors gather from all over Japan to sell their wares. Sales will be conducted online and in person. It is best to come via train as parking will be a nightmare. The advised route is walking from Kami Arita station to central Arita. 
  • When: April 29th – May 5th, 8:30 to 17:00
  • Where: Arita Town
  • Link
Ureshino Ceramic Fair
  • Details: The Ureshino pottery sale will take place in person and online, with in person sales. The Yoshida style of pottery is much different from the tricolor Arita and Imari wares, so this is worth a look for any true pothead.
  • When: April 29th – May 5th, 9:00 to 18:00
  • Where: Ureshino City
  • Link
Kunenan Spring Garden Opening
  • Details: These private gardens are one of the must sees of Saga and only open twice a year to the public. The opening was cancelled last year, so please be cautious and check to be sure this event is still on. Admission is 400 yen.
  • When: April 29th – May 1st, 8:30 to 16:00
  • Where: Kanzaki City
  • Link

Featured Image: Arita Ceramic Fair 

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