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Karatsu & Yobuko


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.



Karatsu Castle

Karatsu 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


Karatsu Shrine


Yobuko Port

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.


             Yobuko Port

              Fresh Squid

            Fresh Squid


Yobuko Asaichi

Asaichi is fishery morning market open from 7:30 to 12:00, every day.

It is Japan’s big 3 Asaichi along with Takayama Gifu-prefecture and Wajima Ishikawa-prefecture.


Hado-misaki Cape


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







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