Saga Castle History Museum

Travel Guide - Saga Castle History Museum


Saga Castle History Museum is the largest wooden restoration of a castle in Japan (2,500 square meters).
The building of the museum was originally a part of Saga Castle's main palace constructed by Nabeshima Naomasa in 1838.
Inside the building, you can see the 45-meter long corridor with Tatami mats and 320-tatami mat large hall.

The exhibits will make you understand that Saga played a important role in modernizing Japan.
Though almost all the buildings were destroyed during the Saga Revolt in 1874, Shachi-no-mon gate and some stone walls still remain.

Opening Hours

  • 9:30 - 18:00
  • 9:30 - 20:00 (August 10 - 16)


  • No closing days

Access / Public Transport

  • 10 minutes from JR Saga Station by the bus bound for Sagajo-ato. Get off at Sagajo-ato Bus stop.

Address / Location

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