Saga Prefecture is located in the northwest part of Kyushu island. Next to Fukuoka Prefecture and Nagasaki Prefecture, Saga is in contact with two different seas, facing its North with Genkai Nada Sea and South with the Ariake Sea. Therefore, it is unique that one can enjoy completely different expressions of the ocean within one prefecture.
Saga Plain occupies 30% of the prefecture and hills like Kishima Hills, Sefuri Mountains in North-Eastern part, mountain terrain of Taradake and mountains over 1,000 m ranges in South-West, the whole prefecture is filled with nature.
Climate and characteristics of Saga Prefecture
Within Kyushu island’s 7 prefectures, Saga has the smallest population and size.
The average temperature of the year is around 16 degrees and relatively mild, however its Winter’s cold is unexpectedly severe than you can imagine of Kyushu island, so you will need to be well equiped when visiting in Winter.
There are precipitation of 2,500 millimeters or more in one year in the mountains area from Sefuri Mountains in East to Kunimiyama Mountains in West, however the precipitation in the areas of Genkai Nada Sea and Saga Plain in South is around 1,800 millimeters per a year.
“Saga Prefecture” described by the migrant residents
Saga – The place where you can find what you want to do!
“There are a lot of people making good products in Saga,” says a migrant resident living in a former pickles storage structure in Kashima city.
Saga Prefecture is also known as a pottery production center, such as Karatsu, Imari and Arita.
“Karatsu’s soil is perfect for baking pottery, beautiful appearance,” says a potter who’s dream came true by owning his own kiln in Karatsu.
“I am happy to see a full house from the back stage,” says the manager of a popular movie theater in Saga Prefecture.
“I want to build a tree house on that tree,” says a man who migrated to Mise, building a house with five children.
“I thought that a town overseeing waterside would give a horse a calm life,” says a man migrated to Kohoku town for a life with his horse.
A couple who opens a gallery of furniture in an old private house has decided to migrate because of the Engawa deck which allows you to see the sunset until the sun completely sets.
As in the saying, “People are attracted to something and migrate,” many of the migrants seem to have found what they want in Saga Prefecture.
Perhaps, because it is the place where their dreams can be fulfilled, one can step into the life without hesitations.
When I watch the lives of migrant residents in Saga Prefecture, it makes me want to listen to the voice of my heart.
S-Class life, coming true in Saga Prefecture.
What is your dream?