-From Fukuoka International Airport
Fukuoka International Airport →(Nishitetsu Highway Bus approx 1hr)
Saga Station →Shuttle Bus to ONCRI
(*Shuttle Bus is available from the station at 2:00pm and 3:00pm/ Reservation required 1day prior)
-From Hakata Station
Hakata Station →(Nagasaki honsen approx45min)
Saga Station →Shuttle Bus to ONCRI 30min (*Reservation required 1day prior)
Washi is a kind of Japanese paper which is made by hand in a traditional manner
using fibers of bark. Nawa Washi has a history of over 300 years and still makes Washi in the
traditional style. You can visit the workshop to see how Washi is made and various Washi Art
made by artisans. From ONCRI, 10min drive by car.
Karatsu is famous for Karatsu-yaki pottery known for the best tea sets used for Japanese tea
ceremony. Here you can experience the authentic Japanese pottery style of Karatsu,
the coiling of clay by hand, painting plates and cups. Your work will be fired in a kiln and
sent to you in 1 or 2 months. (reservations required)
From ONCRI, 50min drive by car.
Founded in 1716, Matsuura Brewery is now known for award winning Sake and has won both
local and international competitions. Take a tour to see “Kura” storehouses and learn about the
process of Sake Brewery. Sake tasting is also available. (reservations required)
From ONCRI, 1 hour and 30min drive by car.
A very famous traditional form of carpet making with over 300years of experience using only
100%-cotton. The carpets were made as tributes to Shogun until the Edo-period. You can visit
and see the workshop and observe an experienced craftsman manually weave an elaborate
carpet. From ONCRI, 30min drive by car.
Hizen-Vidro is fine glasswork art with a history of over 100years, designated as an Important
Intangible Cultural Product of Saga city. You can visit the artisans to see and experience
the traditional technique of blowing Vidro and glass art. From ONCRI, 30min drive by car.