JAPANiCAN.com > JAPANiCAN.com Blog > Saga Prefecture offers awesome travel app with free phone support!
Saga Prefecture offers awesome travel app with free phone support!
Saga

Saga

Did you know that, right now, Japan's all abuzz about the new travel app put out by Saga Prefecture in Kyushu?

There are tons of local area guide apps in Japan, but Saga's "DOGANSHITATO" (which means "May I help you?" in Saga dialect) is a step above.

How, you ask?

Well for starters, you can use it to ring up our Multilingual Call Center toll-free!

The app is available in English as well, with loads of info on Saga's sightseeing locations, accommodation, dining, shopping, wi-fi and places to exchange currency. When you don't understand or simply want to know more about something, just dial up our Call Center anytime - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year - for support in English! WOW! You don't have to worry about call charges since the service is provided through Skype, and can even use the Call Center for interpretation when you need to talk to a shop clerk. This app will make your trip to Saga totally stress-free!


Saga
Saga

"DOGANSHITATO?" is how you say "May I help you?" in Saga dialect. Here in Saga, it's what people say when they see someone having trouble. We chose this kind phrase as the app's name to show that all the prefecture's residents are united in providing guests with great hospitality.

Download the app today, and have a great trip to Saga!

Click here for more information and to download the app!



Saga

Now, let's introduce a few of the best sightseeing spots mentioned in the DOGANSHITATO app! First up is Mifuneyama Rakuen, a park in Takeo, Saga which often shows up in rankings of Japan's most popular sightseeing destinations. 170 years ago, the ruling shogunate's own scenic painters were brought from Kyoto to make concept art for the park. Three years were then spent to make the park, which has stunning views of Mifuneyama's cliffs as its backdrop. Come and enjoy the 5,000 blossoming cherry trees and 50,000 azaleas during spring, or foliage lit up at night-time during autumn.


Saga

Just a short walk from Mifuneyama Rakuen is Takeo Onsen, one of Saga Prefecture's "Big 4" hot springs. With its uniquely soft water, Takeo Onsen is also steeped in history, mentioned in writings as far back as 1300 years ago. The lacquered romon (two-storied gate) at the entrance is a must-see.


Saga


Saga

Yakimono, or "pottery" in Japanese, is another fun thing about Saga! Saga is home to workshops of several world-famous pottery styles, such as Arita-yaki, Imari-yaki and Karatsu-yaki, at which you can take a tour and purchase various goods. Depending on which style you're interested in, you can even take a turn at the wheel or paint pottery to make your own original creations! (The pottery will require some time until it is finished, so please ask at each workshop for details.)


Saga

And of course, one of the best things about travel is the food! Right now in Saga, Takesaki crab and oysters are in season. Takesaki crab is a kind of blue crab that can technically be eaten year-round, but during winter the egg-filled females are particularly tasty. The best way to enjoy crab is by boiling it in salt water to bring out its natural flavor. You're sure to love pouring sake over the crab brains and sipping it right from the shell! Takesaki oysters are packed with minerals from the Ariake Sea and boast a rich flavor. Oyster stalls are lined up at this time of year, giving you the chance to enjoy great seafood barbeque.

There's lots more to see and do in Saga! Check it out for yourself by downloading the DOGANSHITATO app. If there's anything you don't understand, just ring up our Multilingual Call Center for help!

Click here for more information and to download the app!



[ | published 2015.02.19 | PermaLink ]
Monthly Archive