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  • Nakazato Tarouemon Tobo
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
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    Saga Pref. Karatsushi Chouda 3-6-29
    The Nakazato family is the only family to maintain the traditions of ancient Karatsu and today, this Karatsu ware ceramics studio continues to be operated by the 14th head. Visitors can tour the studio’s gallery where Karatsu ware is displayed and sold as well as the Tojin-machi Ochawangama kiln, a nationally designated Historic Site. From 1734 through the Taisho period, the Tojin-machi Ochawangama kiln was used for official purposes by the local government. An eight-minute walk from the South Exit of Karatsu Station.

    唐津市の広い道から入った静かな唐津焼の工房。 車にナビがないとちょっと行き着けないようなところですが、 私たちが言っている時も探してくる人が多い工房です。 14代目がおられました。 2階に上がると入口があり、靴脱ぎで履物を置いて中に入りますと作品が並んでいます。 買いやすい工房のものが並んでいます。 その建物か池をまたぐ廊下を過ぎると何代にもわたって作られてきた作品が並ぶ部屋があります。 お値段も...

  • Hikiyama Exhibition Hall
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    Saga Pref. Karatsushi Nishijounai 6-33
    This exhibition hall displays the 14 hikiyama festival floats used in the Karatsu Kunchi Festival, a harvest festival held each year from November 2 to 4. Each of the floats was dedicated sometime between the late Edo period and Meiji period. They were made by wrapping wooden frames with hundreds of sheets of Japanese washi paper and then applying and re-applying various colors of lacquer. Bold in design and modeled after themes such as a samurai helmet, Chinese lion, and sea bream, even when looked at through a protective case one can feel their power.
  • Yobuko Daiba Minato Plaza
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    10 Reviews
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    Saga Pref. Karatsushi Yobukochouyobuko 1740-11
    A market situated along National Route 382 in Yobuko, Yobuko-cho, Karatsu City. In the Tairyou Senka farmers market, visitors can buy fresh seafood, meats, produce, and local specialty products. Visitors can grill and eat the seafood they bought in a provided barbecue corner which also offers a buffet of sushi made with fresh seafood plus tempura made with fresh squid caught that very day. Additional facilities include the Yobuko Daiba no Yu bathhouse where visitors can enjoy a bath along with a sweeping view of Yobuko Bay, and a marine food processing plant.

    「河太郎」のお隣にある漁協の直売所です。土産屋でもあるかなと安くて新鮮なものが食べられるのではないかと思って入ってみました。握り寿司、イカの活造り、海鮮バーベキュー(炭代は必要)が楽しめます。イカの活造りはサイズは小さいですが、安くて新鮮です。イカの調理は目の前でやってくれるので、その手さばきを見るだけでも価値があります。イートインスペースで席を見つけると、卓上にある醤油とワサビを付けていただきま...

  • Saga Prefectural Nagoya Castle Museum
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    4.0
    86 Reviews
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    Saga Pref. Karatsushi Chinzeimachinagoya 1931-3
    A museum situated along National Route 204 in Nagoya, Chinzei-machi, Karatsu City. The museum's standing exhibition looks at the history of exchange between the Japanese archipelago and the Korean peninsula, exploring Toyotomi Hideyoshi's invasions at 1592 and 1598 as well as Saga's involvement with the Korean delegations to Japan during the Edo period (1603-1868). The museum also displays artefacts exhumed during excavations of the Special Historic Site-designated Nagoya Castle Ruins and Encampment Sites. Visitors can also walk the ruins of the castle and see what Nagoya Castle looked like in its glory using a tablet computer and computer generated graphics.

    Definitely, best thing to do around, beautiful scenery, Japanese garden, costumes, souvenirs, recently renovated, the castle is fun to explore. Don t expect secret rooms and medieval cachots but an...

  • Karatsu City Furusato Kaikan Arpino
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    3.5
    34 Reviews
    Shopping
    Saga Pref. Karatsushi Shinkoumachi 2881-1
    A local specialty products hall located close to Karatsu Station in Shinko-machi, Karatsu City. Here visitors can purchase famous Karatsu sweets like Shoro Manju buns; nori seaweed and other marine products from the Ariake Sea; Karatsu tea; processed agricultural products like yuzu pepper made with Kyuragi's specialty yuzu fruit; and other local specialty products and crafts. On the second floor, visitors will find a Karatsu ware display space and shop which also has a corner where you can try painting your own Karatsu ware piece.

    Bel centro storico arroccato su un colle con uno spuntone che guarda ad ovest verso il fiume.. bella da vedere e,da vivere!

  • Yoyokaku Gallery
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    4.5
    92 Reviews
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    Saga Pref. Karatsushi Higashikaratsu 2-4-40
    A pottery gallery located inside the Yoyokaku ryokan inn in 2-Chome Higashi karatsu, Karatsu City. Pieces crafted by the Ryutagama pottery studio in Mirukashi, Karatsu City are displayed in the gallery. The gallery has three exhibition rooms, and, in addition to works by studio head Takashi Nakazato and his eldest son Taki, the gallery also displays pieces from Nakazato's second daughter Hanako Nakazato's studio monohanako.

    We stayed here for one night before leaving Kyushu. This traditional ryokan has been serving travelers for more than 130 years and currently managed by fourth generation owners Mr and Mrs Okachi...

  • Yobuko Tourism Products Center
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    3.0
    8 Reviews
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    Saga Karatsu-shi Yobukocho Kabeshima 3956-9
    "A place that primarily exhibits collections from the community. On the first floor there is a display with replicas of the ships that used to come and go at Yobuko Port. The second floor has an exhibit of army and navy uniforms. Although it's called a ""Product Center,"" it is not a souvenir shop, but a museum."

    呼子に行ったときに立ち寄って見ました。無料で展示が楽しめるので時間つぶしにはよかったです。ただ、期待して行くとがっかりするとおもいます。

  • Yokotakami Vineyard
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    Saga Karatsu-shi Hamatamamachi Yokota Kamiegawa 1244
    This vineyard is open to the public from July to September. Until mid-August grape picking is available in a covered greenhouse, so you can do it even when it rains. From late August the outdoor vineyards are open for picking. You purchase the grapes you pick; while you're allowed to sample them, it's not all-you-can-eat, so be careful not to overdo it.
  • Nishinomon Yakata
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    2 Reviews
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    Saga Karatsu-shi Kitajonai 1-8
    A castle built on a hill by the first feudal lord Terasawa Shima-no-Kami Hirotaka between 1602 and 1608. The entrance to the west of Sannomaru was called Nishinomon. This facility is in that historic zone. It houses, curates, and exhibits cultural properties excavated from various sites around the city. You can also observe preservation and repair processes like the repainting of a traditional parade float that's a Tangible Important Cultural Property of Saga Prefecture.

    曳山展示場は有料ですが、ここは無料で曳山の蔵内部を見ることが出来ます。曳山展示場は14台の曳山がありますが、ここには2台の曳山があります。実際に使用されている蔵なので、修復作業中もそのまま見ることが出来ます。西ノ門館にはそれ以外にも、唐津市出土文化財の展示な、お土産コーナーがありました。

  • FAS Bowling Center
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saga Karatsu-shi Sakaemachi 2571-1
  • Studio mario Karatsu
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saga Karatsu-shi Sakaemachi 2573-9
  • BOOKOFF Karatsu
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    Saga Karatsu-shi Choda 1-16-13
  • Karaoke Manekineko Karatsu
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    Saga Karatsu-shi
  • Karatsu Citizen Hall
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    Saga Karatsu-shi Nishi Jonai 6-33
  • Karatsu Minkoryu Plaza
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    Saga Pref. Karatsushi Minamijounai 1-1
  • THEATERENYA
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saga Karatsu-shi Kyomachi 1783
  • Matura Book Store
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    Saga Pref. Karatsushi Kagami 2657-1
  • Mei Hayashido Book Store Karatsu
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saga Karatsu-shi Koda 2110-1
  • Shogetsu Sono Book Store
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saga Karatsu-shi Hamatamamachi Hamasaki 900
  • Books Hi Shindo
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saga Karatsu-shi Watadahonmura 4-50

Saga Areas

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Away from the fast-paced cities of mainland Japan, Kyushu’s Saga prefecture offers quaint towns and cities known for their traditional crafts, particularly ceramics. Rich in kaolin (a type of clay), Saga became the homeland of Arita ware, a delicate, decorative porcelain that is now celebrated worldwide and can be discovered in the towns of Arita, Imari, and Karatsu.

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