About Saga

Saga is a prefecture in the northwest part of the island of Kyushu. It has both the Sea of Japan and the Ariake Sea on it's coast.
It is located on the northwest corner of the Kyusyu island, next to  the Genkai Sea and the Tsushima Strait to the north and the Ariake Sea .Forests covers over 68% of the total  land area.

Local Areas

Saga Area Map

Areas in Saga


The Ocean with four seasons

Due to the large difference in water temperature during the year, you can say that, when you dive at Karatsu, you can feel the change of seasons. Also due to the weather situations such as violent current, there has been many ship wrecks off the shores. The cargo was mainly porcelain and china's, so if your lucky,  you may come across a lost treasure from the past during you dive. You can also enjoy the famous "nanatsugama" rock formation. This rock formation is designated as a national treasure.

What you can see

All year round:
-Variety of nudibranch
-Variety of Shrimps and Crabs
-Variety of seahorses
-Variety of Macro marine life

During the Spring season:
-Lethotremus awae

During the Summer to Autumn seasons:
-Red-belted anthias(Pseudanthias rubrizonatus)

During the Winter season:
-Whitegirdled goby(Pterogobius zonoleucus)