1-hour drive from Fukuoka/Hakata,
15-min walk from JR Karatsu Station

  • Karatsu Castle

  • Folding screen with the scenes of Karatsu castle

Located in the heart of Karatsu city
All tourist spots are within reach

“Karatsu Castle”, the tourist hot spot is just a few steps away.

“Karatsu Kunchi”, the grand autumn festival of Karatsu, Saga

Image provided by Karatsu Cable TV

A grand autumn festival held at Karatsu Shrine during 2nd – 4th November every year.
14 portable shrines tour through the old castle town, chanting "Enya, Enya" and "Yoisa, Yoisa"
celebrated with the sounds of the musical accompaniment.

Established in 1876
The history and
traditions of Karatsu

Wataya was established in 1876 and has served Karatsu with distinction.
Originally a Japanesecuisine restaurant,
Wataya evolved into the historical inn it is today.
Nestled in a Japanesegarden,
our three-story building and facilities are unique to Karatsu.

Serving Karatsu since 1876 we value hospitality
or Omotenashi
very highly Here in Karatsu
since 1876.
And, this is the value we always bear in mind

ONSENKaratsu Onsen Spa, the natural hot spring

Traditional inn with natural hot spring Imbued with healing minerals and salts

Traditional inn with natural hot spring imbued with healing minerals and salts. Let the comforting smell of Japanese cypress soothe your body, mind and spirit in our open-air bath.

CUISINEThe finest culinary style to showcase the wonderful tastes of Karatsu

Karatsu is home to Yobuko squid, a famous squid species in Japan

Be amazed by the best and freshest local food ingredients- mouth-watering seafood, farm fresh vegetables, and select local products. Specially prepared Japanese dishes steeped in tradition

Karatsu breakfast with 7 vivid, respectful colors

Wataya’s breakfast is authentic Karatsu cuisine with 7 distinct flavors (rice, miso soup, tofu, fish, pickles, drink and hospitality) associated with “Niji no Matsubara”, Karatsu’s famous pine forest.

ROOMRediscover the timeless glamour of long traditions

Sublime Japanese architecture and attention to details

A room facing a Japanese garden reveals the breath-taking four seasons of Japan. A room with a view of Karatsu Castle across the Matsuura River. Everything here is somehow nostalgic and serene.

KARATSU TRIPTour around Karatsu, the vibrant castle town

Photos provided by Saga Prefectural Tourism Federation

Photos provided by Saga Prefectural Tourism Federation


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5-10, Daimyokoji, Karatsu, Saga, Japan
Phone. +81-955-72-4181 

Fax. +81-955-72-4182

You can take in the nice views of the Karatsu Castle from our inn

Basic Accommodation Information

Check in
check out time
3:00 pm
(latest check in 10:00 pm) /
10:00 am
Total no. of rooms 12
Cards VISA/ JCB/
American Express/
Diner's Club/ UC/ DC/

NICOS/ Bank Card/
UFJ Card/ Master Card/
Rakuten card/ Debit card
Terms & conditions Please give us a call for arrival later than your specified check-in time.
Cancellation policy No contact cancellation/ no show: 100% of your accommodation fee
Same day cancellation:
100% of your accommodation fee
Cancellation1 day in advance: 50% of your accommodation fee
Cancellation 2 to 3 days in advance: 30% of your accommodation fee
Room facilities & amenities Television(excluding BS channels)/
Tea set/
Refrigerator/ Hair dryer/
Iron (rental)/

CD player (rental)/
Cassette decker (rental) /
Individual A/C/
Washlet toilet seat (available in some rooms only)/

Solid soap/ Liquid soap/
Body soap/

Hair condition/
Toothbrush set/ Razor/
Shower cap/
Brush/ Towel/
Bath towel/

Yukata bathrobe/ Slippers/

Baby bed (rental)/
Desk lamp (rental)
* Free Wi-Fi available in all guestrooms

Inn information

Address 5-10, Daimyokoji, Karatsu, Saga, Japan (847-0012)
FAX +81-955-72-4182
Our Location 15-min walk/ 3-min drive from JR Karatsu Station; please take the train to Karatsu from Fukuoka Airport/ JR Hakata station
Approx. 40 mins from Takushi IC, Nagasaki Expressway
Parking available 20 spaces, first-come first serve
Inn facilities Cafe, Party room,
Meeting room,
Wedding venue,
Public bath,
Open bath,
Souvenir shop, Tearoom,
FAX send-out service,

Room service, Morning,
Delivery service