Welcome to Karamatsu District! Karamatsu covers Karatsu City and Genkai, and has the most JETs of any district in Saga Prefecture.

Karamatsu is located on the Northern coast of Saga Prefecture. Within the last decade, Karatsu City has incorporated the towns of Yobuko, Chinzei, Hizen, Kitahata, Ouchi, Kyuragi, Nanayama, and Hamatama. Genkai is the only town in the Karamatsu District that does not belong to Karatsu City. If you’re a JET in this area, you may want to consider joining this Facebook group.


Places Of Interest

Karamatsu is a popular destination for domestic tourism, thanks to its history, beautiful locales and close proximity to Fukuoka. It’s also famous for many things like Karatsu-yaki (pottery), beaches, Karatsu Castle, seafood, and events like the annual Karatsu Kunchi festival. Check out the great video below to see more. See individual pages for each town for more specific information.

If you want to find out more, check out the Karamatsu exploring and travel page for more.