In the heart of Karatsu, a castle town that flourished in the past, a festival celebrating Karatsu ware takes place, featuring the world of tea ceremonies and drawing many fans. Various events centered around Karatsu ware are held throughout the town, with kilns and shopping streets working together. Ceramic artists exhibit and sell their works in galleries and vacant storefronts scattered across the city. Special menus served on Karatsu ware also appear in restaurants throughout the city. Enjoy exploring the town after getting off at Karatsu Station on the JR Chikuhi Line, directly connected to the Fukuoka City Subway.