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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.



Tour condition

・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

   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.




                Location of Karatsu & Yobuko





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