Art & Design
Saga Prefectural Museum 佐賀県立美術館
A collection of Saga's history, culture, and art
The Saga Prefectural Museum was first opened in 1970, across from Saga Castle, to promote the history and culture of Saga. Peruse the interesting collections of Saga's flora and fauna, archaeological objects such as fishing tools, crafts, Buddhist art, and Japanese swords.
How to Get There
Located across the street from Saga Castle.
From Saga Station, take a bus that leaves from the bus center bound for the Hakubutsukan Mae stop or Saga Terebi Mae stop, or take a 15-minute cab ride.
Saga Prefectural Museum adjoins the Saga Prefectural Art Museum, which features both modern and contemporary art, including a permanent collection of works by Okada Saburosuke, a well-known Western-style painter from Saga Prefecture. The museum also holds special exhibitions each season.
Admission is free to both museums, with the exception of special exhibits. It's a convenient and worthwhile stroll before or after stopping over at Saga Castle.
There are informational brochures available in English, Chinese and Korean languages.
Outside the museum, you will find a traditional Japanese tea house called the Seikeian, and the 120-year-old studio of Okada Saburosuke, which was relocated and restored from Tokyo. The facilities are surrounded by a placid park dotted with the sculptures of another well-known Saga artist, Tadao Koga.
* The information on this page may be subject to change due to COVID-19.