Kyushu Street Food: Yatai Food Tour in Karatsu (Saga)

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Duration
2.5 hours
Number of Guests
1 - 9 guests
Accessibility
Family-friendly
Language
Japanese, English
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Vegetarian, Rain or shine, Near station, Learn etiquette, With 2 drinks, Personal chef
Experience the culinary wonders of Karatsu City’s street food on this fun food tour in Saga that includes four dishes showcasing an assortment of Kyushu specialties.

Highlights

Experience the unique food culture and authentic atmosphere of historic Karatsu City in Saga Prefecture, one of Kyushu’s hidden gems
Feast on unique delicacies made with fresh local seafood
Enjoy a whopping 4 dishes and soft drinks at one or two yatai stalls, including a special food stall with a large menu of over 50 delicious dishes
Enjoy the company of a local multilingual guide who will snap photos and offer recommendations for food and sightseeing in the area
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals

Experience Details

Near the Higashi Matsuura Peninsula in Saga Prefecture, Karatsu was once a thriving castle town acting as the gateway to Korea and China. Today, this tranquil seaside city boasts spectacular coastal scenery, cultural landmarks like its historic castle, unique artisanal crafts like e-garatsu pottery, and a fascinating food scene. To taste the authentic local flavors, look no further than Karatsu City’s Yatai Mura, a cluster of street food stalls tucked under railroad tracks only about 20 minutes on foot from Karatsu Castle. After meeting your guide and the rest of the group, you’ll stroll to the yatai area, where you’ll visit up to two stalls, one of which is famous for its extensive menu comprising 50 unique dishes. Try local delicacies like squid shumai dumplings, avocado with boiled octopus, and shellfish dishes, or chow down on regional Kyushu staples like champon, a Chinese-inspired noodle dish that originated in Nagasaki. Your guide will be there to snap photos upon request and offer recommendations on sightseeing and other food attractions in the area so that you make the most of your time in Kyushu.

Inclusions

Food tour
Up to 4 dishes and soft drinks

Exclusions

Transportation to the meeting point and from the drop-off point
Alcoholic beverages (may be purchased on your own)

Meeting Point and Meeting Time

Meet your host at Karatsu Station, which can be reached by public transportation from Hakata or Tenjin Stations in under two hours. A Google Maps link will be provided upon booking.

Remarks

Please dress casually.
Please note that this is not a private experience, so there might be other participants.
Drop-off will be at either Karatsu Station or the highway bus stop.

Cancellation Policy

Cancel your booking at least 2 days before the experience start time to receive a full refund minus a 3.2% transaction fee.
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Experience Location

From pottery to archaeology, humble rice to some of the highest quality beef in the world, Saga Prefecture has a lot to offer and it is also a welcome retreat from the faster-paced Fukuoka and Nagasaki regions.
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Earliest available date: July 26, 2024
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals