Special on Karatsu Kunchi
Karatsu Kunchi, Dates: Nov. 2-4
This is the autumn festival of Karatsu Shrine. On Nov. 3, 14 floats travel to a sacred location on Nishinohama Beach (formerly in front of Taisei Elementary School) while protecting 3 portable shrines. The biggest attractions of the festival are the sight of the pullers who pull floats weighing a few tons from the sands, and the festivity of the floats and music.
Karatsu and Karatsu Kunchi are an inseparable pair. From the small festival at the opening, to the journey to the sacred location the next day, and the trip around the town on the final day, the town people come alive with the spirit of the festival. The best parts are the pullers who march through the streets in their matching "happi" coats, the 14 floats, and the dynamic, uplifting feeling.
All parts of Karatsu City
Karatsu Station Tourist Information Tel.: +81-(0)955-72-4963
Seven Colors of
Food in a Karatsu-Style Breakfast
We want our guests to taste a Karatsu-style breakfast! This was the idea of the people at Japanese inns and hotels in Karatsu.
So they invented "Seven Colors of Food in a Karatsu-Style Breakfast". This is served at Japanese inns and hotels in the form of "Karatsu-style breakfast chazuke" (rice with green tea and savory toppings).
We definitely hope you will try a Karatsu-style breakfast, offering plenty of locally produced, delicious ingredients.
This breakfast may be unavailable at some facilities.
Be sure to confirm availability when you come to visit.