Established in 1895 as a Japanese restaurant, Matsunoi now offers original kaiseki cuisine using choice seasonal ingredients of the Sea of Genkai served on Karatsu ware made by famous artists such as Nakazato Taroemon. Scenic garden has charming view of arched bridge constructed in Taisho era.
Pros: Beautiful japanese style house and garden, beautiful japanese style rooms, owner and staff are very friendly, delicious breakfast and dinner
Cons: Negative nothing, only the way to Fukuoka downtown takes about one hour by train
Pros: The service, and the food (shabu shabu dinner and breakfast). The owner Harumi san is very friendly, responsive and helpful on email, and speaks/writes in very good English.
Cons: There's not much to do in Karatsu. But because of its proximity to Fukuoka I would highly recommend this as a short weekend stay.
Pros: From the moment we walked in the door, we were enchanted by the ambience. Tea poured by kimono clad ladies and staff who went out of their way to help. The gardens give an extra feeling of being in ...
Pros: Our maid was amazing, she really made our stay - so funny and hospitable. A real gem of a place. Food really good, garden amazing. One of the best Ryokan in Japan.
Pros: The setting is beautiful with gardens and a beautiful old inn. The staff is gracious and very well trained. The beach is very nearby. The bath, although not an onsen has special stones the water runs ...
Pros: Free ride from/to JR Karatsu station, cozy room, beautiful garden, delicious Japanese style breakfast
Pros: Excellent service. Down to every detail. Even wiping down our luggage when we arrived. Lovely shabu shabu.
Pros: The house is very beautiful with good taste. The room, the staff, the food... everything is amazing. We will come back again.
Pros: good facility ,good food ,good staff ,good place
Enjoy your visit to Karatsu with a stay at Yoyokaku. Free perks include WiFi and self parking. There's also a garden, and rooms offer LCD TVs and slippers.
Good season for autumn squid and seafood caught in the Sea of Genkai. These ingredients are selected by the owner at the morning fair and instantly cooked for our lavish cuisine. Especially fortunate for children and couples, meals are served in guest rooms. We have a chartered bath.
Kokuminshukusha Hadomisaki is a great choice for a stay in Karatsu. For a bite to eat, guests can check out Chinje, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. LCD TVs, refrigerators, and slippers are offered in all rooms.
Pros: The place is clam and Very Very comfortable and staffs are very kind!
Pros: The staff was friendly and nice, fluent in many languages including English and Chinese. They let us pick our own yukata to wear around the property! The salt bath was unique and good for the skin. ...
Cons: The dinner is served in a restaurant, not in the room like a traditional ryokan. I didn't like the 'live' squid, it's a little disturbing to see it move and there is no other dinner ...
Cons: Not close to JR station
Pros: The staff were extra helpful and kind, even in the midst of my poor Japanese language skills and their moderate English skills. Felt comfortable and welcomed here. The flower arrangements were superb...
Cons: Would like more dinner menu options...rather than a set price meal which, while delicious, was too much food and rather pricey.
Pros: Beautiful view from the room to the sea, very nice outdoor onset, big room with very good futons
Cons: Food was good but not extraordinary, car is needed to reach the location
Pros: Great place with real japanese style.. They gave a free rental for Yukata and there were free drinks with variety and more than one shot between 18.00-23.00. I'd like the Tatami and mattress was ...
Pros: Nice hotel ,friendly staff, very good private onsen
Pros: Excellent staff made the stay very comfortable! We only stayed one night, but could have stayed longer. The food and atmosphere were both excellent as well. Super easy to locate the hotel from the ...
Cons: Some smoke smell in the dining room from people going outside to smoke filtered in. A little unpleasant but not a deal breaker.
Pros: Beautiful traditional ryokan with sea views
Pros: a room with great view
Situated by the ocean, Shioyu Naginoto is a great choice for a stay in Fuchinoue. Guests can indulge in Swedish massages and enjoy Japanese cuisine at Kinpa no Ma, which is open for dinner. A bar/lounge and a garden are other highlights, and rooms at this upscale ryokan offer flat-screen TVs and refrigerators.
The hotel is situated at the edge of the forest of black pine trees of Niji-no-Matsubara, where the white sand beach and green pine trees form a long arc. Guests can look forward to the refined cuisine and a quiet time of rest.
Karatsu Daiichi Hotel Riviere is a great choice for a stay in Karatsu. Guests will have free perks like WiFi, self parking, and wired Internet. Deep soaking tubs and flat-screen TVs are offered in all rooms.
A Japanese-style hotel of long standing situated in the site of former English trader's villa, at the eastern tip of Niji-no-Matsubara, a special place of scenic beauty, Genkai quasi-national park. Offers magnificent view of widely spread out seashore of Genkai, the contrast of white sand and green pinewood from the observation bath on the 2nd floor and from the open-air bath on the 3rd floor. Features beach and beachside pool adjoining the garden, local ingredients from the rough rocky beach of Genkai. The new wing received a good design award in Beach Hotel category.
The Yobuko Hotel is located just 30 minutes by taxi from Karatsu Station overlooking the Genkai Sea, and offers warm hospitality and delicious Japanese-style cuisine prepared using fresh local seafood.
Pros: To extend the pick up shuttle and also more trips to the stations.
Cons: The cleanliness of the onsen.
Pros: breakfast ok clean room
Pros: Nice bed (tatami), good onsen, delicious breakfast, excellent store.
Pros: Enjoyed the Japanese breakfast which came with the room. Room was nice and big and came with a view of the lake.
Cons: Did not like being put in a smoking room. Requested a room change, hotel was full. Staff was courteous, but ended up changed to another smoking room.
Pros: - The location was close to the seashore. But the beach was dirty. - The onsen was ok.
Cons: - The staff did not know the attractions close to Karatsu, and their English was bad. - The room was dirty, the floor was so dirty that we only wore socks on. - The breakfast was a waste of money. ...
Pros: Location , Food , Service
Pros: Large hotel with range of amenities. Great view from rooms. Staff willing to help.
Cons: 2 of the 3 hotel restaurants close at 8pm, which means dining in the hotel after this time is very limited. Hotel shuttle bus only goes to train station and only 2 times a day in the morning- times do...
Pros: Karatsu Royal Hotel
Pros: Good front desk staff. Room is spacious.
Karatsu Royal Hotel is a great choice for a stay in Karatsu. After relaxing at the sauna, guests can enjoy French cuisine at Castle View, which is one of 4 restaurants and serves lunch and dinner. There's also a bar/lounge, and rooms offer refrigerators and slippers.
Pros: I like everything! Location, cleanliness staff and food haha
Cons: Maybe the watef was too hot for spring? But can manage tho so its okay.
Pros: The property was perfectly located. It was close to the station (walking distance) and close to a variety of restaurants. The staff were very friendly. The laundry was very good. My room had a lovely ...
Cons: I would have liked if they had cereal and toast at their breakfast bar.
Pros: Very cozy and nice view.
Cons: Hotel staffs are not able to speack English.
Pros: Very close to the bus station and the town area. Very convenient for the famous pottery shopping.
Cons: More choices for breakfast
Pros: Very comfortable, the staff were extremely helpful in finding out information about Nanatsugama as all information is in Japanese, and were able to tell me that the cruise had been cancelled because ...
Cons: Not much else to do in Karatsu, the castle was closed for restoration
Pros: Room is small but neat and clean.
Pros: breakfast good!
Cons: far away romon
Pros: Room is clean and the location is nearly from JR Station.
Karatsu Daiichi Hotel is a great choice for a stay in Karatsu. Guests will have free perks like WiFi, self parking, and wired Internet. Rooms offer deep soaking tubs and flat-screen TVs.
Located right in front of the ocean, in one of the 3 most beautiful pine forests in Japan. Guests can enjoy live squid and Saga Beef, as well as other seasonal specialties in traditional Japanese-style course meals.
Pros: Fast Wifi, friendly staff, great location. About 5 minutes walk to the bus terminal, 10minutes walk to the train station, 15 minutes to the Karatsu castle(currently under reconstruction, the museum is...
Cons: The room is a bit small and no place to open the luggage. Water sink right next to the desk, which can easily cause a mess.
Pros: Wifi is NO problem and staffs are friendly.
Pros: Staff and location
Cons: There were stains all over the hotel. It made the whole place feel unclean. Even the bedding. There was a comforter without a cover and a soft blanket, neither of which look like they're easily ...
Pros: Located near railway station and city centre. Size of room was relatively spacious. Great shower. Breakfast was good, served in bright comfortable dining area.
Cons: What a pity the carpets on the floors of the passages and of the bedroom were stained and filthy. The property needs some love and attention...
Pros: good location
Cons: tobacco smell in the room expensive for what you get
Pros: Surprising fast wi fi. Nice breakfast. Good location for my needs.
Cons: Not so clean. No air con in the corridors. No shop around
Cons: The location - too far from anything of interest, including restaurants Breakfast was minimal and poorly presented,
Pros: I like the elevator in the hotel
Cons: small room, poor breakfast for an extra charge and very high price for what you get
Situated in Karatsu, this hotel is steps from Hikiyama Exhibition Hall and Karatsu Shrine. Kyū-Takatori-tei and Karatsu Ware Federation Exhibition Hall are also within 10 minutes.
Yobuko Lodge stands at the top of a small hill and features a panorama of the islands of Genkainada. Enjoy the live squid for which Yobuko is famous, fresh seafood, and Saga beef, some of the finest in Japan, at this public hotel.