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The Saga International Balloon Fiesta!

This video is titled “Saga International Balloon Fiesta [Hi-res / 4K SAGA].” It was created by “《Official》Saga Prefectural Tourism Federation,” and it introduces the Saga International Balloon Fiesta.

The Saga International Balloon Fiesta is an event where you can enjoy an awesome dream-like view of colorful hot-air balloons filling the sky! This can be seen at 1:10 in the video.
In fact, Kyushu's Saga Prefecture (佐賀県, Saga-Ken) is where the official international hot-air balloon competition is held.

The colorful balloons floating in the sky take you on a journey to another world. Sit back and enjoy the colors!

What Is the Saga International Balloon Fiesta?

Image of the Saga International Balloon Fiesta
Photo:Saga International Balloon Fiesta

The Saga International Balloon Fiesta is Asia’s largest international hot-air balloon tournament.
The competition is well-known, and there are about 20 different types of competitive flights.

During the Saga International Balloon Fiesta, there is also "Balloon Fantasia," an event popular among children.
During La Montgolfier Nocturne (Night Mooring), Hot-air balloons from around the world are lit up at night, creating a fantastic landscape.

Access to the Saga International Balloon Fiesta

During the Saga International Balloon Fiesta, a temporary station called “JR Balloon Saga Station” is opened around the venue, making it easily accessible by train.
If you come by car, use the parking lot around the venue or use the free shuttle bus from the temporary parking lot in Saga city.

We also recommend joining the tour for the Saga International Balloon Fiesta.

After the Hot-Air Balloon Event, Extend Your Trip to Sightseeing Spots in Saga Prefecture

Image of Karatsu Castle
Photo:Karatsu Castle

There are many sightseeing spots in Saga prefecture, so be sure to check them out when you come to the hot-air balloon event.

In addition to the historic Karatsu Castle and Yutoku Inari Shrine, we also recommend dropping by the beautiful natural scenery of Mifuneyama Rakuen.
After a long day of sightseeing, enjoy a relaxing overnight stay at Ureshino Onsen.

Summary of the Saga International Balloon Fiesta

This article introduced the Saga International Balloon Fiesta, where colorful hot-air balloons fill the beautiful blue skies.
Watching the hot-air balloons glide through the sky in the beautiful autumn weather is sure to make for an unforgettable experience.

We hope you enjoyed the video of the Saga International Balloon Fiesta!

◆Kase River (嘉瀬川, Kase-gawa) Riverbed (Saga International Balloon Fiesta venue) Information◆
【Access】Right next to JR Balloon Saga Station, a temporary station set up during the event.
【Parking】Paid Parking is available around the venue.

【Official website】Saga International Balloon Fiesta

Written By
Nov. 7, 2021
坂崎 なお(Nao Sakazaki)
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Blue Skies and Colorful Hot Air Balloons! The Saga International Balloon Fiesta Is the Largest International Hot-Air Balloon Competition in Asia! Enjoy the Fantastic Sight of Brightly Colored Balloons Filling the Sky in Saga City, Saga Prefecture!
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