One of the must-stay inns of Japan---a few rooms around an elegant seaside garden, country food served with affection and flair, and a gallery of work by world-renowned potter Takashi Nakazato.
                        -from Classic Japanese Inns & Country Getaways
                             by Margaret Price ( 1999 Kodansha International)
2-4-40 Higashi-Karatsu, Karatsu-shi, Saga-ken, Kyushu, 847-0017Japan

Thank you for visiting us. We hope you will enjoy your stay.
Shall we show you around in the order from arrival to departure?
Please click the small image for the full size photo and some information.

Welcome to our Ryokan!
Here you are! Entrance Front Desk Lobby

This is your room.
Guest room Guest room Flower greets you. Stationery

How about a walk in the garden?
t. r. welch's essay  The garden of Yoyokaku
From Lobby Gardens
beside hallway
Main garden Garden and buildings

Do you like a hot bath?
Big bath Room bath Room bath

Pottery Show Rooms   About Takashi Nakazato
Takashi Nakazato Show Room1 Show Room2 E-karatsu Karatsu-Nanban   monohanako

Dinner is ready.
In your room. Fresh! A menu of KAISEKI Shabu-shabu
we recommend.
Have fun!

We wish you a nice dream.
and HAN-TEN.
FUTON is comfortable.

Good morning.
Breakfast Room Healthy Japanese breakfast Western style available

Thank you for your stay.
We take
credit cards.
Please return.
Good luck
to the leaving
and the coming!
Takumi Soh

Did you enjoy your short tour around Yoyokaku?
This is only a small part of a Japanese ryokan.
A ryokan is something you should experience.
Here remains Japan which has been long forgotten in the modern life.
We sincerely hope you will really visit us someday.
Until then, we wish you all the joy and happiness for your life.
Thank you for seeing us. SAYONARA!