Imari is a relatively large city in north-western Saga. The town consists of around 60,000 people and is known for its pottery and agricultural products such as grapes, pears, and beef.

For a mostly rural town there are a surprising amount of metropolitan distractions such as a Best Denki, Mister Donut, and Kaitenzushi. To balance out these amenities are plenty of rice paddies and quiet temples.

Who’s here

There is one prefectural ALT who teaches senior high school in the area, and two private city ALTs.

Places of Interest>

Want to know more? Hop over to the Imari page in the Exploring and Travel section!

Getting there

The town straddles the Matsuura Railway (with trains from Arita and elsewhere along the Matsuura Peninsula) and the JR Chikuhi Line which provides a direct route to Karatsu taking 50 minutes.