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Saga Castle History Museum

2-18-1 Jonai, Saga 840-0041, Saga Prefecture
+81 952-41-7550
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Very well done

The restored castle is interesting and they have earphones that explain everything in English... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Winter Park, Florida

Fantastic place to visit Our tour giude was so knowledgeable and english speaking we only intended... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bronwyn P
Adelaide, Australia
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Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
2-18-1 Jonai, Saga 840-0041, Saga Prefecture
+81 952-41-7550
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restored castle is interesting and they have earphones that explain everything in English. There's no entrance fee and they sell souvenirs.

Thank H201MNdavidc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic place to visit Our tour giude was so knowledgeable and english speaking we only intended to go for about 1/2hour but stayed well over and hour woth the visit

Thank Bronwyn P
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Hidden gem of saga, it is one of the main attraction of saga. The museum is free and they got english speaking guide to help explain it to you, everyone is nice and very accommodating. Please visit saga and this museum if you have time,...More

Thank stefanusreno
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

On the grounds of the ruins they are gradually building wooden reconstructions of the many buildings and you can really feel and re-live the times of shoguns and samurais. There are some amazing artefacts and swords on display. Well worth a visit also on a...More

Thank Bona48
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Went on a day trip from Fukuoka by JR to Saga. The Saga castle is about a short 1/2 hour walk from the train station. There are also city busses to take you there. The English audio tour which is free of charge is very...More

Thank Otto B
Reviewed 16 August 2016

This was an almost empty castle with historic significance. The pamplet didn't say much. Their staff tried hard to answer our questions but couldn't due to limited English skills. Nice garden though.

Thank waijgjy
Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

The castle offers an English audio tour (for free), which if you take the time will teach you a substantial amount about the importance of the Saga district of Japan in the 1800's. When we visited at the end of December, there were hardly any...More

Thank chocolate_dreamer
Reviewed 27 October 2015

I got to see many castles during my stay in Japan. Saga was one of the most interesting as it was definitely the most renovated. Air conditioning was an interesting feature. Otherwise I appreciated that many of the building materials were local. Very simple but...More

Thank Alex M
Reviewed 28 July 2015

This is a great, FREE museum in the heart of Saga. We had an excellent guided tour with an English speaking guide who happened to be available when we visited. We spent about 90 minutes at the museum because she was very thorough in her...More

1  Thank Susan B
Reviewed 30 January 2015

There weren't too many tourists when we were there, so the quality of our visit was decent. We really enjoyed the traditional feel of the museum and its large, spacious tatami rooms. Interior was very well-kept and staff was very friendly. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank ppqq
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