806,000 (as of 2021)
1.Gross agricultural product
113,500 million yen
(as of 2019)
2. Population engaged in farming
(as of 2015)
1. Production by fisheries and aquaculture
33,623 million yen
(as of 2016)
2. No. of persons engaged in fisheries
(as of 2018)
* Above are the most recent data from the Statistics Dashboard governed by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.
1. video (Saga prefecture)
Firstly, let me present to you a YouTube video:
【Prince Aojiru】A unique trip in Saga, Japan
In this video, Prince Aojiru, one of the most famous young millionaires in Japan, visits Saga prefecture and introduces its most attractive sightseeing spots.
His course is as follows:
1) Niji No Matsubara Pine Grove
2) Mt. Kagamiyama Observation Deck
3) Karatsu castle
4) Terraced Rice Fields of Hamanoura
Check the route on map
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Secondly, let me introduce a unique vacation rental located in Saga prefecture . This vacation rental will offer you a superb experience which you could never imagine in the usual hotel stay.
1. 100 yrs Japanese style “Iyashi Honoka” Guest House
The Shakucha district of Ogi City, Saga Prefecture, has long been protected by the inhabitants of the village as a place where many gods reside.
The spring water from Mt. Tenzan is famous for its water source, and the Saké produced by the Tenzan Saké Brewery at the foot of the mountain is highly regarded overseas.
It is also a famous spot for fireflies and many people visit here in June when the fireflies dance wildly.
The guest house is an old private residence over 100 years old, located a little way up from the foot of the mountain.
The quiet environment will soothe your mind and make you feel at peace. The air and water are clean and clear, as the gods are said to reside here.
Just taking a light walk around the area and admiring the scenery is enjoyable.
The hotel also has a farmhouse restaurant.
We offer a menu using ingredients from our own vegetable garden and the local area. It is only available for lunch, so please try it.
2. Basecamp Imari Okawachiyama
The house is over 80 years old, a traditional Kominka, 180 m2, 2 floors.
We renovated this old kominka as a family project last winter, from February to June 2019.
It is a place where you will be able enjoy the atmosphere of a rural Japan village in a comfortable and cozy atmosphere, a very peaceful environment, the soothing sound of the wind bell, a relaxing vibe, a sense of time sleep, the quietness of the evening and the Sound of Silence :), the sunsets and all the great walks within the immediate surroundings not to mention the beautiful places to discover all-around within 35 km radius, so we recommend you rent a car to fully enjoy the region and our place.
Okawachiyama (大川内山) is a small, isolated village in the mountains just outside central Imari. Alongside Arita (in the neighboring valley), it was the first place in Japan to produce porcelain after kaolin – the mineral essential to making porcelain – had been found in the area and craftsmen with the necessary skills had been brought from Korea into the country.
Porcelain was an extremely valuable resource for the local ruler because of its superior quality to contemporary pottery. For that reason, the ruling Nabeshima Clan directly controlled porcelain production at Okawachiyama and built the village well defended and isolated in order to keep the technology secret, earning Okawachiyama the moniker “Village of the Secret Kilns”.
The pottery produced in Okawachiyama became known as Nabeshima-yaki and was among the most exclusive.
Enigmatic and mysterious, the ceramic village of Okawachiyama was designated a National Historic Site.