Karatsu is an area full of charm, with a perfect combination of history, pottery, scenic beauty, and gourmet food. It is home to Karatsu Castle, which is deeply associated with Toyotomi Hideyoshi, as well as the "Rainbow Pine Forest," one of Japan's three largest pine forests, and the famous Karatsu Shrine, which is known for the Karatsu Kunchi Festival, the biggest festival in Karatsu. Yobuko is known for the "Yobuko Morning Market," which is considered one of Japan's three largest morning markets. It is held every morning from 7:30 am, and the sight of fresh seafood and mountain delicacies gathered in one place is spectacular. Squid is one of the representative local products of this area, and visitors come from all over the country to enjoy the fresh and transparent squid.