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Take Your Prefectural Pride on the Road

These stylish license plates feature iconic imagery from prefectures throughout Japan, so you can show off your prefectural pride every time you hit the road!

10 Great Things to Do in Saga Prefecture

For many visitors to Japan, Kyushu is an overlooked destination. Which is unfortunate, because Saga Prefecture offers uncharted waters to explore, with its inspired history, bountiful natural resources and unique cultural activities.

9 Gorgeous Out-of-the-Way Spots in Kyushu

Kyushu is home to beautiful beaches, smoking volcanoes, bubbling hot springs—and a whole lot more!

8 Hot Spots to Book in Kyushu—If You Can!

We'd love to stay in any of these eight amazing Kyushu locales—but they're so popular it can be really hard to get a space!

Industrial World Heritage in Kyushu

Of the 23 sites in Japan recognized by UNESCO for contributing to the nation's Meiji Era industrial revolution, 16 are located in Kyushu.

10 Events to Attend During Golden Week 2016

2016 is a golden year for Japan's big Golden Week holiday. Not only can you catch a few traditional annual Golden Week events, but also some pretty rare ones as well!

Savor Sacred Sake in Saga

The sake breweries of Kashima City open their doors to overseas tourists, offering a peek into how sake is made for one of Japan's three most prominent Inari shrines.

Japan's 20 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Every traveler to Japan should be sure to visit at least a few of the nation's stellar World Heritage Sites, ranging from 1,000-year-old temples and shrines to breathtaking natural biospheres.

3 Reasons Why You Should Visit Taiho Ramen

Based in Fukuoka Prefecture—which is considered to be one of the ramen meccas of Japan—this restaurant beats the rest, but why? Well, we broke it down into three reasons.

Sneak Back in Time to a Ninja Village

Ninja roam the streets of this themed village in Saga Prefecture, giving visitors a close-up glimpse of their shadowy lifestyle.

The 4 Best Burgers in Kyushu

Japan has been contributing to burger lore since the 1950s—and it started in Kyushu.

47 Souvenirs from All 47 Prefectures!

Traveling around Japan but don't know what souvenir to buy from each region? We've got you covered with this crazy list of our Top 47 'omiyage' from each of the nation's 47 prefectures!

Japan's 12 Best Keepless Castles

These castles may not have keeps, but many of them are much older than any of Japan's so-called "original construction" castles.

Top 10 Historical Hotels & 'Ryokan' Inns

Stay at an accommodation that once served Japanese feudal lords or one that has been around since the Edo Period!

Go Treasure Hunting in a Porcelain Warehouse

Ready for a memorable shopping spree? Try a 90-minute treasure hunt for as much Japanese pottery as you can carry!

16 Superb Views Found in Kyushu

Introducing the natural landscapes and gorgeous harmony you'll find only in Kyushu!

A Rare Sand Hot Spring

Japan has plenty of hot springs, but some of them are truly unique—like this sand hot spring in Saga Prefecture, which has a history of some 2,000 years!

A Kyushu Trip the Whole Family Can Enjoy!

Saga, Kumamoto and Nagasaki offer shopping, theme parks, hot springs, brewery tours and many more unique experiences. There's something for everyone!

Gazing Across the Sea into Japan’s Past

Two castles peer out into the sea from Saga Prefecture’s picturesque coastal city of Karatsu.

A Delicious 3-Course Meal Featuring Soba!

Tucked away in the mountains of Saga Prefecture lies a soba restaurant like no other.

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