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Dec 11, 2019 - Karatsu

Wed 11th Dec. Cloudy, clear later, 7 - 18°C. Boarded the direct train to Karatsu, 50km west of Tenjin, 78 min travel time, ¥1,160 one way. The new commuter 305 trains are quite smooth with air suspension, but the older ones are bone jarrers. Both types have longitudinal seating. This train operates as the subway line to Meinohama, then travels through mostly urban areas for the 16km to Kafuri, broken up by some nice coastal views for the 3km from Shimoyamato to Imajuku. The scenery is farmland for the next 6km from Kafuri to Chikuzen-Fukae....

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Aug 14, 2011 - Room at the Inn

During our visit to Karatsu we stayed at the lovely Ryokan Yoyokaku. The owners spoke English very well and have managed to offer the traditional inn experience in a way that is more comfortable to "westerners". Private bathrooms and western breakfasts are not typically found in a Ryokan. The dinners were a bit challenging but delicious! The first night we had multiple seafood courses served in our room. Unfortunately we were so exhausted by the time dinner rolled around that it was hard to appreciate a huge multi course meal. As soon as we...

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