【ROUTE.01】History & Shopping
「You ♥ SAGA Drive Guide & Map」 This course will delight you with a visit to historic buildings and areas as well as shopping.
Saga Museum of History and Folk Culture (District)
Old Nagasaki Kaido Streets in Yanagi-machi, Saga City and 7 Historic Buildings in the surrounding areas include various styles of buildings from a Western style architecture built in early 20th century to a modern Japanese style architecture. Some of them also feature beautiful gardens that attract many people as great photo opportunity sites. At the old Fukuda Family’s house, one of the 7 buildings, you can join a workshop to try your hand on hand-weaving Saga Nishiki textile, the famous traditional crafts from Saga.
Saga Castle History Museum
Saga Domain, the one shined the most in Japan during the late Edo - Restoration period. Saga Castle History Museum was opened as a facility to help convey the stories of that period in a simpler way. This facility takes pride in its scale of 2400 square meters, as the remains of Saga Castle's Inner Circle Palace from Tenpo period was restored while being conserved at the same time.
This is a slow-food restaurant serving dishes made with ingredients carefully produced in Saga by selected producers such as Mr. Katsuhiko Takedomi, who was the first to receive the "Slow Food Grand Prize" also known as the Nobel Prize for Food in Asia. On the first floor, we sell "Saga Komekko Sand," sandwiches made with Saga beef and other specialties of Saga.
Yoshinogari Historical Park
Yoshinogari Ruins are Japan's largest ruins that are academically very important. Yoshinogari dates back 2,400 years and lasted for about 700 years. In Yoshinogari Historical Park, there are restored buildings and fences of the time and the world of the 3rd century AD is reproduced. Visitors can enjoy workshops such as ancient manufacturing and fire making, as well as delicious cuisine made with local ingredients at the restaurant.
Tosu Premium Outlets
The largest outlet in Kyushu has been powered up even more with an addition of 19 new stores, including 2 stores appearing for the first time in Japan's outlet, and 8 more stores appearing for the first time in Kyushu. You can enjoy one whole day of shopping in streets as if you have come overseas with various brands lining up, from high-end brands within the country or overseas to sports brands, accessories, etc.