Top ChoiceLodging in KaratsuYōyōkaku
In a word: gorgeous. Also: rambling and minimalist, with 100-year-old woodwork, a pine garden and Karatsu-yaki pottery for your in-room seafood meals. Koi swim lazily in the immaculate 200-year-old garden. This property is a real getaway, yet it's less-than-10-minutes' walk from the castle. Even if you can't stay here, visit the on-site gallery of Nakazato family pottery.