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Saga Castle Hommaru History Museum

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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Engaging and beautiful

A culturally soaked castle and interesting exhibits. There are children activities like art and... read more

Reviewed December 12, 2018
estreal
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Singapore, Singapore
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Amazing must see place

Beautiful and worth seeing place with very nice staff, audio tour in English for free. Must see in... read more

Reviewed October 1, 2018
Milena G
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Warsaw, Poland
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This museum building is a faithful reconstruction of the Saga Castle main palace, built by the tenth domain lord Nabeshima Naomasa in 1838. It was rebuilt based on archaeological findings, old photographs, and diagrams from the Edo Period. Only...more
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2-18-1 Jonai, Saga 840-0041, Saga Prefecture
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Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

A culturally soaked castle and interesting exhibits. There are children activities like art and crafts, making drums, as well as challenging traditional puzzles for teenagers and adults. Personally spent 2hours at just the puzzle area trying to figure them out. To add on, there are...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful and worth seeing place with very nice staff, audio tour in English for free. Must see in Saga.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

Definitely a must-go place. Castle has an original wall and gate that isn't a replicate. The rest of the castle was rebuilt to be similar to the original castle, not a empty shelf museum. Some interactive activities in there. Entrance is free and comes with...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed December 12, 2017

It is a 30 mins straight walk from the JR Station (we skip the city bus for the walk since weather is good in end-Nov). It is quite cool on a Friday afternoon as we strolled through Chuo-dori, main street of Saga, a rather quiet...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank JimmySumKahWai
Reviewed December 9, 2017

Learned a lot more about the Saga clan from this well preserved, large castle. It's about a 15 min walk from the nearest bus stop and the route wasn't well marked so took a few checks with locals to ensure I was going the right...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed October 30, 2017 via mobile

We visited ut recently. I really like it. This is far away from european museums. You won't find that many exhibits. They had recorded guide in english and were weeery welcoming. You can find about old building techniques of the castle, the features of constructions....More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed July 1, 2017

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

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed June 26, 2017 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

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed June 4, 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

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed November 12, 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

Date of experience: November 2016
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