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We are the specialist’s for travel and tours in Kyushu, Japan
warmly welcoming customers from all over the world.

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Karatsu Castle

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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

Kagamiyama Mountain

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Panoramic view of Karatsu Castle, Karatsu bay and Nijino-matsubara.  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. Magnificent

and panoramic view of the Karatsu Castle, Karatsu bay and Nijino-matsubara (Rainbow

pine forest) from the observatory on the summit can be enjoyed.

 


 


 

General information  

Address Kagamiyama, Karatsu-city, Saga-prefecture
Access

110 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

60 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

20 minutes by a vehicle from JR Karatsu station

40 minutes by a vehicle from Yobuko

70 minutes by a vehicle from Saga-city

60 minutes by a vehicle from Takeo-city

60 minutes by a vehicle from Arita

100 minutes by a vehicle from Nagasaki-city

Karatsu Shrine

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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 travelled 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

Yobuko Asaichi

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Fishery morning market called Asaichi.  Asaichi 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”.

 


 

50 to 70 stalls selling fresh vegetables, fish and shellfishes, and fruits line up. Morning market

BBQ is also going on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays.

 

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

 


 

General information  

Address Yobuko-cho, Karatsu-city, Saga-prefecture
Access

90 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

90 minutes by a vehicle from Saga-city

120 minutes by a vehicle from Nagasaki-city

Yobuko

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Fishing industry town famous for Squid and Morning Market called Asaichi. Yobuko is located

northern tip of Saga-prefecture and is facing to Genkai-nada Sea.

 


 

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

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

seafood is served.

 


 

Fishery Morning Market called Asaichi

Asaichi 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”.

 

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

 


 

General information  

Address Yobuko-cho, Karatsu-city, Saga-prefecture
Access

90 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

90 minutes by a vehicle from Saga-city

120 minutes by a vehicle from Nagasaki-city

 

Hado-misaki Cape

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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.

 


 

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

 


 

General information  

Address Yobuko-cho, Karatsu-city, Saga-prefecture
Access

110 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

110 minutes by a vehicle from Saga-city

140 minutes by a vehicle from Nagasaki-city

Fukuoka customized tours

  • 11 days Kyushu tour

Japan KYUSHU Tourist is the specialist of Fukuoka and Kyushu tour in Japan. We offer various

types of customized private tours exclusively for you. Kyushu is a paradise of Japan travel like

no others. One of our most proud things in Kyushu is Japanese cuisines and local delicacies.

You can enjoy many different dishes using fresh and unique ingredients in various places during

your travel.

 


 

Long duration Kyushu tours in Japan 

Kyushu is the paradise of Japan travel like no others.  Kyushu has rich landscapes including nature

and diverse cultures including food cultures. It has a variety of histories all over Kyushu, and nature

and urban are harmonized. You can enjoy a lot of things here in Kyushu what you want to experience.

 

11 days 

Kyushu tour

8 days Northern &

Central Kyushu tour

8 days

Southern Kyushu tour

Exploring throughout Kyushu.

Enjoy Japanese cuisines,

local delicacies, Nature, Onsen, Shopping of local specialties 

and any other amazing things

Exploring Saga, Nagasaki, Kumamoto, Oita and Fukuoka.

Many fascinating tourist

destinations are concentrated

in this area.

Exploring Miyazaki and

Kagoshima prefecture.

A lot of unique and featured

tourist places are visited


 

6 days

North-West Kyushu tour

7 days 

Central Kyushu tour

Exploring Saga, Nagasaki, Shimabara, Unzen , Yanagawa, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka

Exploring Amakusa,

Kumamoto, Aso, Kurokawa, Takachiho, Okugungo,

Chikugo, Fukuoka

Exploring Asakura, Ukiha,

Okugungo, Yufuin, Beppu,

Usa, Kunisaki Peninsula, Kitakyushu , Fukuoka


 

Short duration tours from Fukuoka-city  

Many kind of fascinating tourist destinations are concentrated in northern part of Kyushu and you can

enjoy a short journey from Fukuoka-city. The starting and finishing place of the tour is Fukuoka-city.

If required, the starting place of the tour can be changed to Kitakyushu-city.

 

Fukuoka

one-day tour

Yanagawa & Dazaifu

one-day tour

Kitakyushu

one-day tour

The Heart of Kyushu and the energetic city bustling as the

center of Kyushu’s politics,

economy, culture, fashion 

and tourism

 

Yanagawa is a Castle town

with beautiful canal. Dazaifu

is must visit place in Fukuoka-prefecture has 1300 years

history


The Industrial Innovation city 

greatly contributed to Japan’s industrial modernization and

blessed with spectacular &

stunning nature 


 

Itoshima

one-day tour

Asakura & Ukiha

one-day tour

Nagasaki

one-day tour

A resort town next to

Fukuoka-city, with beautiful

dynamic Genkai Sea;

seafood gourmet, rural

landscape, Sake brewery

Agricultural industries spreading

in the Chikugo plain. Let’s meet

real Japan, beautiful rural

landscape, fruit picking,

Sake brewery, Onsen

The city in harmony with

foreign countries cultures,

and the significant Japanese histories like no other areas


 

Takachiho

one-day tour

Yufuin & Beppu Onsen

2 days tour 

Aso & Takachiho

2 days tour


Dynamic and beautiful

Takachiho Gorge and here is

the birthplace of Shinto which

is Japanese indigenouse

religion.

Exploring the most popular 

Onsen Resorts Beppu and Yufuin. Two Onsen Resorts

have different fascinating

features.

The dynamic nature of Aso and Takachiho where is spreading

around Mt. Aso. Mt. Aso is the

largest active volcano in Japan


 

Other featured Sightseeing tours

 

Munakata & Fukutsu one-day tour  UNESCO World Heritage sites

Yame & Hishino village one-day tour

Ukiha & Yanagawa one–day tour

Huis Ten Bosch one-day tour

Usa & Kunisaki one–day tour 

 


 

Christian Pilgrimage sites tour in Nagasaki regioins  

Japanese Christianity has a long history of continuing faith while coexisting with Japanese traditional

religion Shinto and General society. Japan’s unique practice of the Christian faith continued even

during the ban on ChristianityA lot of the Christian Pilgrimage sites in Nagasaki regions have been

registered on UNESCO Hidden Christian Sites.

 

Nagasaki Pilgrimage

one-day tour

Nagasaki Pilgrimage

3 days tour

Nagasaki Pilgrimage

6 days tour

Nagasaki is a sacred place

of Christianity where Pope

and Saint Mother Teresa

officially visited.

Nagasaki has arduous and

sacrifice histories during the

ban on Christianity, such as

Shimabara Rebellion and 

many religious persecutions

Introduce how Christians have

been continued their faith by

visiting Nagasaki-city, Unzen,

Shimabara, Amakusa

and Hirado


 

 UNESCO Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution sites   

Iron and Steel, Shipbuilding and Coal Mining are a group of historic sites that played

an important part in the industrialization of Japan in the Bakumatsu during National

isolation period and Meiji periods, and are part of the industrial heritage of Japan.

 

Kitakyushu

one-day tour

Nagasaki

one-day tour

Japan’s Industrial

modernization tour         

The birth place of Steel Industry

in Japan and contributed to the

development of the Japanese

industry modernization

The origin of Japan’s

modernization. Nagasaki

contributed for Shipbuilding

and Coal Mining

To learn how Japan has become

the world’s most industrialized

country in the short period


 

Study tour in Kitakyushu-city

Kitakyushu-city is the best place in Japan for Study tour of Environmental and Industrial issues

 

Solid waste management

tour

Low Carbon Society

tour

Japan’s KAIZEN

Strategy tour

Kitakyushu-city is the most

advanced city in Japan for

solid waste management

and recycling

Kitakyushu-city is promoting

the low carbon society in Asia

taking leadership as the

Environmental Future City.

KAIZEN is the most important

key word for Japan’s

modernization

and world leading industries

 


 

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

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 

 


 

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