Cultural in Karatsu

Karatsu Kunchi Matsuri

Karatsu comes to life with this spectacular festival, dating from 1592 and designated a festival of national cultural importance. The highlight is a parade of massive, exquisitely decorated hikiyama (floats), which …
Food & Drink in Karatsu


This food festival and market is held in the town centre over four consecutive Saturdays, ending when Obon (an ancestor-worship festival) starts in mid-August.