Kito District Travel

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The annual light show at Mt. Mifune gardens, held at the end of August.

Beautiful mountains and famous hot springs, tea and pottery: when it comes to exploring, Kito District has a diverse range of attractions and many of it’s locales are famous throughout Japan (and even abroad to an extent).
But the one factor that makes Kito stand out is it’s history: specifically the origins of Japanese pottery (Yakimono). Ask a Japanese person to name one thing about Saga and the response will likely be “Yakimono“.

Here’s a summary of some of the top attractions in Kito District by town. For more details, click on a city name below or ask a Kito JET!

  • Arita

    Arita Ceramics fair, Kyushuu Ceramics Museum, Arita Porcelain Park

  • Imari

    Imari Yakimono, Imari beach, Ton Ten Ton Festivial

  • Takeo

    Takeo Hotspring, Takeo Library, Takeo Shrine, Mifuneyama Gardens

  • Ureshino

    Ureshino Tea, Ureshino Hotspring, Hizen Yumekaido Ninja Village

  • Shiroishi

    Pottery studios, Shiroishi Pottery Museum

  • Omachi

    Omachi Hotspring

  • Kashima

    Yutoku Inari Shrine, Gatalympics, Mudskippers