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Karatsu Port(area:KYUSHU/SAGA)

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The Karatsu Port, known as Kara-no-Tsu (Port leading to China) from old times, is a quiet port facing the Genkai Sea and it has flourished as a trading hub with the continent. The port was developed as a shipping port for coal from the Meiji period, and foreign trade was also active in the Taisho period. In the eastern part of the port, which forms a section of the Genkai Quasi-National Park, you can find Niji-no-matsubara and Karatsu Castle, and witness a lot of beachgoers bustle around the sand from Higashi-no-hama to Nishi-no-hama. The adjoining green spaces around the pier of Iki Ferry, which has been in service since April 2007, were developed simultaneously with the port. To create a pleasant port space with high quality amenities, its immediate area is currently being developed to serve as a place for logistics, production and recreation.

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Dining

Saga beef

Saga beef is made from premium domestic grown cattle (Japanese Black) and is recognized as one of the best beef varieties in Japan...

Dining

Karatsu Ware

Since the early modern period, Karatsu ware has been the inclusive term for potteries that are made in the place that we now...

Main Attractions

Karatsu Castle

It took 7 years from 1602 for Karatsu Castle to be built by Terazawa Hirotaka, the governor of Shima Province and retainer to Toyotomi...

Topics

Karatsu Kunchi Festival

Karatsu Kunchi Festival is an autumn festival in Karatsu Shrine and is said to have a 400-year history...

Port Information

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Location (1) 10 Nakanosedori, Karatsu City, Saga
(2) Higashi Oshima-cho, Karatsu City, Saga
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Nearest major airport Fukuoka International Airport ( Car or Train  78 minute ) map
Nearest major train station Nishi-karatsu Station ( Foot  6 minute ) map
Berth Myoken Wharf map
East Wharf map
Port management Saga Prefectural Government, Ports & Harbors Division  
TEL 0952-25-7163  
E-MAIL kouwan@pref.saga.lg.jp  
Related links Saga Prefectural Government, Ports & Harbors Division(Link to an external website)  

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