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.
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.
An introduction goes for the history of Saga city, hot air balloons, structure of balloons, types of competition and so on.
Let’s become a balloon pilot! You can enjoy a simulated experience of about 3 minutes to experience the balloon pilot feeling.
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.
- 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
- Related Links
- 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
•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
- 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