Karatsu [Saga Prefecture]


Karatsu is a charming historical town on the Karatsu Bay. Yoyokaku is an elegant traditional ryokan in Karatsu that retains beauty and aesthetics of old Japan. Traditional architecture stands in a vast Japanese garden filled with pine trees. The ryokan is truly Japanese in that interiors are gracefully designed in a subtle yet sophisticated manner.

Cuisines utilizing fresh seafood are beautifully presented on Karastu pottery, world-famous pottery of this region. Yoyokaku also has a gallery of works displaying highly-reputed potters of Nakazato family.

Accommodation Type Japanese ryokan
Access 1.5 hours from Fukuoka (using local train or car)
Price Range* 20,000 yen - 40,000 yen + tax
Environment Quiet area in historical town of Karatsu
Room 20
Private Bath Most rooms equipped with private bath
*Per person per night, for double occupancy on week days in regular seasons including dinner and breakfast. Please check when booking.

Basic Information



  • Traditional architecture
  • 20 rooms
  • All rooms are with tatami straw mat floor
  • Private bath and toilet in most rooms-Gallery of works by famous potter of Nakazato family


  • Dinner served in guest room
  • Breakfast served in dining rooms
  • Dinner is Japanese full-course cuisine (for second night, you can choose Shabu shabu or Saga beef)

Other information

  • Shared indoor common bath
  • Check in 15:00
  • Check out 10:00
  • English: Yes

Room type and prices


  • All the rooms are different. Please contact us for availability.
  • Depending on room types, the rate per person per night is from 20,000yen - 40,000yen (+tax), including dinner and breakfast, based on double occupancy, including service charge. For Saturday and eve of national holiday, 2100 yen is added.
  • Different prices will be applied depending on season. Please check with us when booking.



From Tokyo

  1. Tokyo - Fukuoka: Flight by 2 hours
  2. Fukuoka - Karatsu: Train or Car by 1.5 hours

From Karatsu station, take a taxi for 5 minutes.

Recommended activities 

Sightseeing (Karatsu, Imari, Arita, Yobuko)

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