Accommodations in Karatsu / Yobuko
- Mizuno Ryokan
- 4-50 Higashijonai, Karatsu-shi Saga
We splurged and stayed at the Mizuno Ryokan to celebrate our 49th wedding anniversary. We were driving and it took a little while to find it because it is tucked in an alley behind a school. However...
- Karatsu Seaside Hotel
- 4-182 Higashi Karatsu, Karatsu-shi
2nd night staying at Karatsu Seaside hotel. A suite with beautiful sea view. I can even saw the Karatsu castle from the balcony. The previous night we phoned up the hotel for picking up service at...
- Karatsu Onsen Wataya
- 5-10 Daimyokoji, Karatsu-shi
This was my first time staying in this sort of ryokan (the nice kind). Parts of it were a little worn down, but it was comfortable, clean, in a great location (you can bath while looking out at the...
- Karatsu Royal Hotel
- Higashi-Karatsu 4-9-20
This is a typical Japanese onsen-style hotel from 70s-80s (though Karatsu does not have an onsen hot spring) although this could be constructed in early 90s. The hotel’s architectural design, now...
- Sakanahan Ryokan
- Wedding Hall
- Saga Pref. Karatsushi Hamatamamachihamasaki 1669-55
Excellent mix of traditional ryokan and modern comfort. Staff is very friendly and polite. We very much liked the indoor and outdoor onsens. They also have a nice swimming pool, which we however did...
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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