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
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
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
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
Karatsu & Yobuko