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The Saga City Cultural Museum

The Saga City Cultural Museum is a collection of historical buildings which are preserved and maintained by the city of Saga for future generations. The Old Koga Bank, Old Koga Residence, and the Old Ushijima Residence were opened to the public in 1997, followed by the Old Sansho Bank and the Old Fukuda Residence in 2000. These five important cultural properties of Saga City can be visited free of charge for sightseeing and tours, and are even used as venues for events such as concerts and exhibitions. With the addition of the Old Morinaga Residence and Old Hisatomi Residence in April of 2016 the Saga City Cultural Museum now totals seven buildings.

Usage guide



  • From the JR train station- take the JR Nagasaki Line to Saga Station; 10 minutes by taxi to the museum
  • By bus- get on at the Saga Station Bus Center, ride the Saga Shiei Bus towards Saga University and Nishi Yoka (or Higashi Yoka) or the Nishitetsu Bus towards Nishitetsu Kurume Station, Nishitetsu Yanagawa Station, and Kurume Shin Ai Jyogakuin and get off at Gofuku Motomachi bus stop; the museum is about a minute from the stop
  • By car- 30 minutes from the Nagasaki Expressway Saga Yamato Interchange


Free(however fees apply for planned and special exhibitions)




  • Every Monday (the following day if that Monday falls on a Holiday)
  • The day after a national holiday (except for Saturday and Sunday)
  • December 29 ~ January 3 for organizing materials and documents
  • Preparation period and clean up period for the Saga Castle Town Doll Festival


40 spaces(free)

For a small fee, The old Koga Residence and The old Fukuda Residence can be rented out. For further information please visit the Saga City Office homepage.

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