Most of us living in Saga probably know how great our little prefecture is, but now it looks like maybe word is spreading further afield too! The March edition of Fukuoka NOW! magazine features a 4-page spread of Karatsu sightseeing information, including the Niji no matsubara pine forest, Karatsu-yaki (pottery) and a new 11km Kyushu Olle Karatsu walking course.
To visitors from Fukuoka and further afield, Karatsu is best known for the spectacular Karatsu Kunchi festival in early November, the historic Karatsu castle, or the famous seafood of Yobuko, the birthplace of live squid sashimi. While these are all great reasons to visit, the area also has countless hidden treasures amongst the big-name items.
If you want to know more about some of these more out-of-the-way places, and to read the full story, pick up a copy of Fukuoka NOW! or visit their website.