Saga Airport is a public airport serving the Fukuoka-Kitakyushu metropolitan area of Japan. It is situated in the Kawasoe are of Saga city in the Saga Prefecture, which owns and operates the airport. Saga Airport resides at an elevation of 6 ft / 2 m above mean sea level. The airport is being considered for the primary basing location for the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force's planned fleet of V-22 tiltrotor V/STOL transports.
What to see & do
Marine World Uminonakamichi - The Marine World Uminonakamichi is a public aquarium located in Higashi-ku in Fukuoka. It contains 70 tanks with a total volume of 2,000 cubic meters, the largest of which houses some 20,000 fishes of about 350 species. It also contains over 120 sharks of different species. The public aquarium also hosts a dolphin and sea lion show at the Marine Theater, which has a seating capacity of 1,465.
Canal City Hakata - Canal City Hakata, often called a city within the city, is a shopping and entertainment complex in Fukuoka. The complex contains everything a tourist needs: shops, hotels, a game center, a theater, cinemas, restaurants, and cafes. The surrounding area of the complex also has thriving food markets and other shops.
Fukuoka Municipal Zoo and Botanical Garden - Also called the Fukuoka City Zoological Garden, Fukuoka Municipal Zoo and Botanical Garden is a zoo and botanical garden located in the Minami-koen Park at 1-1, Minami-Koen, Chūō-ku, Fukuoka. The garden houses some 1,300 types of common outdoor garden plants, with a greenhouse that contains 1,200 plant species. There are about 706 animal residents in the zoo of about 168 species of mammals, birds, and reptiles.
Space World (Kitakyūshū) - Space World is a theme park located in Yahatahigashi-ku in the city of Kitakyūshū, Japan's first authentic educational space experience facility. The center hosts a space camp, which provides a full curriculum that even includes special training using the same apparatus as those used by NASA astronauts. The facility also includes a 100-meter tall Ferris wheel called the Space Eye.
Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art - The museum located in Tobata-ku houses over 6,000 pieces of art and features various temporary exhibitions throughout the year. The building is situated on a hill straddling the three wards of Tobata, Yahata Higashi, and Kokura Kita, and was designed by Japanese architect Arata Isozaki.
How to get around
Most of the Fukuoka-Kitakyushu Greater Metropolitan Region can be reached by trains or buses, except for a few of the isolated mountain areas. Taxi service is available but can be quite expensive. The city of Fukuoka has its own subway system, while Kitakyushu is served by its own rail and monorail system.
How to get there
Saga Airport is served by three airlines that offer scheduled air passenger service: All Nippon Airways, Spring Airlines Japan, and T'way Airlines. All Nippon Airways link the Fukuoka–Kitakyushu region to Tokyo through Haneda Airport, while Spring Airlines Japan offers flights from Narita International Airport, also in Tokyo. T'way Airlines connects to Incheon International Airport in South Korea. Additionally, Spring Airlines operates charter flights to and from Shanghai Pudong International Airport in China.
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