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Saga Balloon Museum

Japan's first museum with the theme of balloon (hot air balloon)

Saga City is known as “Hot Air Balloon City,” but balloons are not always flying throughout the year. At Saga Balloon Museum here, you can experience the balloon regardless of the weather. You can experience lots of “discoveries” and “rousing” such as the neat part of balloons you haven’t previously known, the coolness of balloons and you can touch the charm of balloons.

image: Super Hi-Vision Theater

Super Hi-Vision Theater

A colorful balloon soaring in the sky. Please enjoy powerful images using state-of-the-art technology in Japan with a 280-inch large screen. A giant sky journey starts from here.

Become a balloon and fly in the sky!

When you stand in front of the camera, strangely enough, your faces change to balloons and fly in the sky.

image: Become a balloon and fly in the sky!

Exhibition corner

Exhibition corner

An introduction goes for the history of Saga city, hot air balloons, structure of balloons, types of competition and so on.

Flight simulator

Let’s become a balloon pilot! You can enjoy a simulated experience of about 3 minutes to experience the balloon pilot feeling.

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Saga Kobo Balloon Museum Store

image: Saga Kobo Balloon Museum Store

Opening hours 10:00 thru 19:00 open everyday

Various kinds of souvenirs available like balloon goods and special products unique to Saga.

Facility details

2-2-27 Matsubara, Saga City
10:00 thru 17:00 (Admission is until 16:30)
Every Monday (in the case of a holiday, next day), December 31 thru January 1
Admission fee
Partly subject to fees. 500 yen for adults and 200 yen for elementary, junior high and high school students
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Saga Balloon Museum
(From Saga station direction)
•About 17 minutes on foot to the direction of the prefectural government office building
•From Saga station bus center, get off a bus at “Kenchōmae”, the bus stop in front of the “Prefectural government office building” (Central main street) and then about 1 minute on foot
(Highway use)
•About 25 minutes from Nagasaki Expressway way Saga Yamato interchange
(From Kyushu Saga International Airport)
•Get off a bus at "Prefectural government office building" (Central main street) and then about 1 minute on foot
Parking Lot
Available for 60 ordinary vehicles (100 yen for 30 minutes) ※ Free for up to 2 hours for visitors.
3 buses (2,000 yen for 6 hours) ※ advance reservation is required (Saga city Tourist Association 0952-20-2200)
Contact address
Phone: 0952-40-7114
Fax: 0952-40-7135
Assistance dog (guide dog, hearing assistance dog, partner dog) Accompanied admission
Baby strollers
Toilets for the disabled
2 places
Parking for the disabled
3 cars