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.
・Departure and disbandment place is in Fukuoka-city
or departure place can be changed to Saga Airport, if you arrive there
・Chartered vehicle is used
9:00 Depart Fukuoka-city
Transfer to Katatsu
Transfer to Yobuko
Lunch ; Yobuko Squid
Hado-misaki Cape → Nagoya Castle Ruins
Transfer to Fukuoka-city
17:00 Arrive Fukuoka-city
Where to visit
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Location of Karatsu & Yobuko
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