Cape Hado

Cape Hado

Cape Hado Hadomisaki is a small cape in Chinzei town, Karatsu city, protruding out from Higashimatsuura peninsula. Not merely offering picturesque scenery, the Hadomisaki proximity is a resort area with an abundance of fun activities such as hiking, fishing, camping and swimming in the sea. There are also several facilities such as tennis courts and exercise equipment. There are no corners cut when it comes to having fun. In particular, the white subsea observation tower protruding from the ocean is a must-see. The tower, which is joined to Hadomisaki by an 86-meter pier, stands 20 meters tall and has a 9-meter radius. Visitors to the tower can enjoy watching the schools of fish, seaweed and so forth from the 24 windows at a depth of 7 meters beneath the surface of the sea. As this area is where the warm current and cold current meet, tropical fish such as neon damselfish and stripey, and habitats of rare seaweed species such as arame and sargassum, can be observed so close it almost feels like you could reach out and touch them. Moreover, from the above-sea deck of the observation tower, one can take in views of the islands in the Sea of Genkai. The Hadomisaki delicacy of cooked sazae is not to be forgotten. The women of Hadomisaki prepare the sazae with familiarity and efficiency, cooking it to produce a succulent flavor. The area also features the Hadomisaki Public Lodge, which can provide overnight accommodation for families or cater to groups visiting the area for various study purposes.


● Access:
From train station: 45-minute taxi ride from Karatsu Station on the JR Karatsu Line and Chikuhi Line
Car: 70-minute drive from Nagasaki Expressway Taku IC
Bus: Get on Showa Bus bound for Hado Misaki at Karatsu Oteguchi Bus Center, get off at Hado Misaki stop and walk for 5 minutes

● Entry Fees to Underwater Observation Tower: 550 yen for adult, 270 yen for elementary or junior-high school student, Group (20 or more): 500 yen for adult, 240 yen for elementary or junior-high school student

● Opening Hours of Underwater Observation Tower: 9:00 - 18:00 (or closes at 17:00 between October and March), open every day

● Charge for Kaihin no Ie Beach House (summer only): 200 yen per person for use of shower

● Cape Hado Camp Site
General Camp Site: 1,500 yen for a night per section, 1,000 yen for a day per section
Caravan Site: 4,000 yen for a night per section, 2,500 yen for a day per section
Contact and Booking: +81-955-82-2820

● Umi no Torimu Park: Free entry

● Tennis court:
Adult (per exclusive court): 870 yen for 4 hours
Adult (per person): 300 yen for 2 hours
Elementary, junior-high or high school student (per student): 150 yen for 2 hours

● Charge for Outdoor Stage: 180 yen (per hour)

● Parking Lot: Available (municipal parking lot for free or some toll parking lots)

● Contact: Chinzei Branch Office, Karatsu City Government, Tel: +81- 955-53-7155


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