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Karatsu & Yobuko travel guide



Karatsu and Yobuko, located on the Higashi Matsuura Pe ninsula in the north-western 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




Town of Fishing industry, famous for Squid and Morning Market called

Asaichi. Yobuko is located northern tip of Saga-prefecture and is facing

to Genkai-nada Sea. A lot of places were as a Shooting location of

Thailand drama.


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.


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



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



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