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Karatsu & Yobuko travel guide

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Karatsu and Yobuko, located on the Higashi Matsuura Pe ninsula in the northwestern part

of Saga-prefecture, have been prosperous from ancient times as an important point for

trade with Mainland China. Karatsu is a part of Genkai Quasi-National Park, and has many

scenic spots.

 


 

Karatsu Castle

Karatsu Castle is called Dancing Crane Castle. The Castle, which stands beside Karatsu Bay,

is unusual in that the stonework rises directly out of the water, using the ocean as a natural moat.


 

Kagamiyama Mountain

Panoramic view of Karatsu Castle, Karatsu bay and Nijino-matsubara (Rainbow pine forest)

The height is 284 metre from sea level and top of the mountain is flat and wide geographical

feature. The area is famous for cherry blossom and azalea flower in spring season.


 

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.  Karatsu Kunchi is held From November 2nd to

4th every year.


 

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

                  Fresh Squid

                Fresh Squid


 

Yobuko Asaichi

Fishery Morning Market called Asaichi and opens from 7:30 to 12:00, every day at just next to

Yobuko Port. The street of 200 m borrowed from the eaves of the shopping street is named

“Asaichi Street”. The place was used as a Shooting location of Thailand drama.

                  Entrance gate

               Shopping street

                Typical shop


 

Hado-misaki Cape

Cape of Lovers’ sanctuary. 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.

          Hado-misaki beach

             Heart monument

            The north-west end


 

Nagoya Castle Ruins​

The Castle was a castle located in the old Hizen Province of Japan. The historic castle was

the base from which Toyotomi Hideyoshi launched his invasions of Korea.

 

 

Yobuko and Genkai Sea from the view of Nagoya Castle Ruins


 

 Location of Karatsu & Yobuko

  

 


 

Contact us

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

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

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

And we would love to chat about your travel plans on the phone as well,

please ring our office a call in English    Tel : +81-93-521-8897

 


 

Tour results

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

Tailor-made tour      Study tour      Golf tour 

 


 

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Karatsu & Yobuko one-day tour

 

Karatsu and Yobuko, 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 Mainland China. Karatsu is a part of Genkai Quasi-National Park, and has many scenic spots.

 


 

 Location of Karatsu & Yobuko

 

  

 

 


 

Tour conditions

 

The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.

・Minimum number : 2 person

・Maxum number : 30 person

・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 as per number of person.

   (1) less than 8 person

     a chartered taxi is used with English speaking driver

     English speaking driver assist the tour as tour guide and tour attendant

   (2) more than 9 person

  a chartered bus is used with Japanese speaking driver

  English speaking guide who also works as a tour attendant is accompanied

    for assist the tour in the case of using a chartered bus

 


 

Itinerary  

 

9:00 Depart Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Katatsu

   Kagamiyama Mountain   → KaratsuCastle  → Karatsu Shrine

Transfer to Yobuko

Exploring Yobuko

  Lunch ; Yobuko Squid

  Hado-misaki Cape   → Nagoya Castle Ruins​

Transfer to  Fukuoka-city 

17:00 Arrive  Fukuoka-city 

 


 

Where to visit  

 

Kagamiyama Mountain

Panoramic view of Karatsu Castle, Karatsu bay and Nijino-matsubara (Rainbow pine forest)

The height is 284 metre from sea level and top of the mountain is flat and wide geographical feature.

The area is famous for cherry blossom and azalea flower in spring season.

 


 

Karatsu Castle

Karatsu Castle is called Dancing Crane Castle.

The Castle, which stands beside Karatsu Bay, is unusual in that the stonework rises directly

out of the water, using the ocean as a natural moat.

 


 

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.  Karatsu Kunchi is held From November 2nd to 4th every year.

 


 

Yobuko Squid

Famous for fresh Squid, transparent in body and firm in texture. The squid has a sweetness that melt

upon the tangue. In the finely crafted style of sashimi known as Ikezukuri, the flesh of still-living

seafood is served.

 


 

Hado-misaki Cape

Cape of Lovers’ sanctuary. 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.

 

          Hado-misaki beach

             Heart monument

            The north-west end


 

Nagoya Castle Ruins​

The Castle was a castle located in the old Hizen Province of Japan. The historic castle was

the base from which Toyotomi Hideyoshi launched his invasions of Korea.

 

 

 

Contact us

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 

 


 

Tour results

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

Tailor-made tour      Study tour       Golf tour 

 


 

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