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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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