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We are the Specialist of Kyushu travel in Japan for the customers from all over the World

北九州のお客様の団体旅行と日本を訪れる世界中のお客様の旅行の専門会社です

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Karatsu Castle

 

Karatsu Castle is called Dancing Crane Castle

 

Karatsu Castle was built in 1608. This castle is located facing the sea and is situated

in the northern part of Karatsu City.

 

It resembles the figure of a bird with its wings spread wide as there is a pine grove extending

left to right and because its donjon is thought to look like the head of a crane.

 

In spring, the 500 cherry trees and the Wisteria flowers in Karatsu, designated a product of nature by

the city, are in full bloom.

 

 


 

General information  

Address 1-1 Nishi-jonai, Karatsu-city, Saga-prefecture
Access

120 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

60 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

 

5 minutes by a vehicle from JR Karatsu station

30 minutes by a vehicle from Yobuko

60 minutes by a vehicle from Saga-city

60 minutes by a vehicle from Takeo-city

50 minutes by a vehicle from Arita

 

100 minutes by a vehicle from Nagasaki-city

Open hours 9:00 to 17:00
Admission fee No fee is required
Days closed December 29 to 31

 

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

Enquiry Form

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897, Fax : +81-93-521-8898

Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

Karatsu Shrine

 

The Shrine of Karatsu Kunchi

 

It is a Shinto shrine located about 1 km west of Karatsu Castle and the original shrine was

founded in 755.

In 1819, a man dedicated a beautiful and large papier-mache red lion statue to this shrine.

 

He traveled Ise Shrine, visit Kyoto on the way home, and saw Gion Festival. And he impressed

by the sight of beautiful floats, so he and his friends created such statue.

 

The statue was paraded at the annual festival of this shrine, and it has developed into the

festival “Karatsu Kunchi”.
From November 2nd to 4th, Karatsu Kunchi is held every year.

 


 

General information  

Address 3-13 Minami-jonai, Karatsu-city, Saga-prefecture
Access

120 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

60 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

 

5 minutes by a vehicle from JR Karatsu station

30 minutes by a vehicle from Yobuko

60 minutes by a vehicle from Saga-city

60 minutes by a vehicle from Takeo-city

50 minutes by a vehicle from Arita

 

100 minutes by a vehicle from Nagasaki-city


 

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

Enquiry Form

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897, Fax : +81-93-521-8898

Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

Self-guided tour in Kyushu

 

We offer the private tour exclusively for you

We can design your customized Self-guided tour exactly matches your requirements and preferences.  

 

Self-guided tour conditions  

Our Self-guided tour is offered for a small group with maximum 9 person as the package tour

including a chartered  vehicle and accommodations.

・Start and end of the tour is Fukuoka–city, please specify the place where you want

・Tour date : please specify the date

・Chartered vehicle is utilized such as a taxi with 4 seats or jumbo taxi with 9 seats

    as per number of person

・A foreign language (English, Chainese ) speaking driver can be arranged.  

・Accommodations is selected as per your required grade, room conditions and budget

    and the location is considered sightseeing, dinner and nightlife as well.

 


 

Features of the tours 

For enjoyable journey, the itinerary is to be planned in accordance with your own pace and

considering a physical conditions as well.

Travelling route: Driving from destination to destination is a part of travel, so the best route is

 to be selected where you can enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Shopping are included on the travelling route.

Local cuisines and special gurmet are to be included.

The following are included in accordance with your requests

Unique experiences are to be included as per the request such as ;

 Gunkan-jima island Cruise, Amakusa cruise or Dolphin watching, Sand bath, Wild horse watching,

 Hell tour, Foot bath, Japan’s three major night view of Nagasaki and Kitakyushu, Aso tourist tram,

 Sake brewery, Yanagawa canal boat Cruise, Fruits picking.

Dynamic and beautiful Nature ; Amakusa, Unzen, Satsuma Peninsula,  Sakurajima Island

 Aso, Takachiho, Nichinam and Hyuga,  Okubungo, Yufuin, Chikugo

Onsen experience : Amakusa, Takeo, Shimabara, Unzen, Obama, Ibusuki, Aso, Kurokawa,

    Nagayu, Beppu, Yufuin

UNESCO World Heritage  /  Meiji Japan’s Industrial Revolution : Kitakyushu, Saga, Nagasaki

 Kagoshima

UNESCO World Heritage / Hiden Chiristian sites: Nagasaki, Shimabara, Unzen, Amakusa

Japanese Cultural Historical sites : Nagasaki, Shimabara, Kumamoto, Chiran, Kagoshima

 Kirishima, Obi, Mimitsu, Takachiho, Aso, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-city

 


 

The tour itineraries

We have prepared a various Kyushu tour Itineraries for your journey and we can design your 

customized private tour based on tour sample itineraries in condideration of your requirement.

Please refer the Itineraries link below.

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Kyushu tour itinerary

 


 

Tour results

We are offering various types of tours, and the tour results are shown links below.

Tailor-made tour   Study tour      Golf tour

 


 

Featured destinations map

 

  

Note

  Red letter indicates prefecture

  Black letter indicates destination

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

Enquiry Form 

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897, Fax :  +81-93-521-8898

Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

Karatsu, Yobuko, Arita, Takeo tour

 

 Where to Explore  

 

Karatsu, Yobuko, Arita and Takeo

 

 

General condition

・Departure and disbandment place is in Fukuoka-city

・Chartered vehicle is used

 


 

Itinerary  

8:30 Depart Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Karatsu using Nishi-kyushu Expressway, 1 hour

Visit Karatsu Castle

transfer to Yobuko and Hado-misaki Cape

Lunch at Yobuko. enjoy fresh Squid

transfer to Arita and visit Arita Porcelain Park

Exploring Takeo

Transfer to Fukuoka using Kyushu Expressway, 1 hour 30minutes 

18:00 Arrive at Fukuoka-city 

 


 

Where to explore

 

Karatsu 

Located on the Higashi Matsuura Peninsula in the northwestern part of Saga-prefecture,

have been prosperous from ancient times as an important point for trade with China.

Karatsu Castle

Kagamiyama Mountain

 

Karatsu Shrine

 


 

Yobuko

Town of Fishing industry, famous for Squid and Morning Market called Asaichi.

Yobuko is located northern tip of Saga-prefecture and is facing to Denkai-nada Sea.

A lot of places were as a Shooting location of Thailand drama.

Yobuko Port

Yobuko Asaichi

     

Fresh Squid


 

Hado-misaki Cape

Lovers’ sanctuary Cape

The main attractions of Cape Hado are the heart-shaped monument, underwater observation tower,

and the sunset. It is frequented by young couples who take photos in front of the heart monument,

and also by families who hang out at the wide, beautiful grasslands by the sea.

  Hado-misaki beach

  Heart monument

  The north-west end


 

Arita

Famous for Arita yaki which is 400-years old porcelain. The piece is bright, elegant pictures

drawn in transparent white porcelain.  

     

 

Takeo

Onsen town, has 1300 years history. 

Takeo is located in the western part of Saga-prefecture and Takeo’s Onsen waters feel silky

smooth on skin thanks to a high concentration of sodium bicarbonate.

The town was used as a Shooting location of Thailand drama.

Romon Gate

 

Mifuneyama-rakuen Garden

 

Great Camphor tree

 


 

 

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

 Enquiry Form 

 

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897, Fax : +81-93-521-8898

Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture