Karatsu Dai-Ichi Hotel Riviere is an elegant hotel that overlooks the Matsuura River. Views from the riverside rooms include Karatsu Castle and Nijinomatsubara. Just 5 minutes by car from JR Karatsu Station and Higashi-Karatsu Station, the hotel is in a perfect location for business or leisure. It was also included in the Michelin Guide Fukuoka & Saga 2014 – Special Edition.

Clean, bright, comfortable spaces
◎ Check-in / Check-out

Check-in: From 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: By 10:00 a.m.
* An extension charge will apply if you do not check out by 10:00 a.m. If you would like to extend your stay, please contact the Front Desk in advance. Extensions may not be available according to that day's reservations.

[Extension charge]
・1 person ・・・1,000 yen (tax included)
・2 persons ・・・1,5000 yen (tax included)
・After 3:00 p.m. ・・・The price of a one-night stay

◎ Facilities and amenities

Non-smoking rooms, smoking rooms, vending machines, coin-operated laundry, ice machine, Internet area, free Wi-Fi throughout the entire hotel

◎ Front Desk services

■ Home delivery service: Yamato Transport (payment on sending/delivery)
■ Cleaning: Items brought by 9:00 a.m. will be returned on the evening of the same day. Depending on the item, in some cases same-day service is not available. Cleaning is not available on Sundays, public holidays, and other specific days.

◎ Parking area

Approximately 60 vehicles Exclusively for staying guests / regular vehicles only (according to order of arrival)
* No advance reservations are available.
* There is a limited number of parking spaces. Only one space may be used per room.
* To ensure fair usage by our customers, vehicles that occupy multiple spaces (large-scale vehicles or two or more vehicles) are not allowed.

◎ Internet

■ All guest rooms are equipped with LAN connections (cables and connection information can be found inside the guest room desk)
■ Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel
■ If you do not bring a computer, two computers are available for viewing the Internet only at no charge. (We do not offer a printing service.)
* You may not be able to access the Internet depending on the connection, your equipment, etc. We do not guarantee that all customers will be able to use this connection service. Please be aware that Front Desk staff cannot answer specialized questions.

◎ Credit cards accepted

Visa, MasterCard, JCB, American Express, Diners

◎ Cancellation policy

A cancellation fee applies as outlined below.
From 5:00 p.m. on the same day: 80% of the accommodation charge
From 5:00 p.m. on the previous day: 20% of the accommodation charge
(No-show with no contact)
No-show with no contact: 100% of the accommodation charge

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Approximately 8 minutes by foot from JR Watada Station
Approximately 5 minutes by car from JR Karatsu Station/JR Higashi-Karatsu Station

◆Parking area

Approximately 80 vehicles Exclusively for staying guests / regular vehicles only (according to order of arrival)
※Large-scale vehicles or two or more vehicles are not allowed.
Guest Rooms
High-quality, simple, functional spaces
Single Room

Non-smoking rooms (136 rooms)
Area: 13.78 square meters
Bed size: 1,230 x 1,950
(One semi-double-sized bed)
Regular price: 8,000 yen (tax included)

Double Room

Non-smoking rooms only (10 rooms)
Area: From 15.08 square meters
Bed size: 1,400 x 1,950
(One double-sized bed)
Regular price: 13,000 yen (tax included)

Twin Room

Non-smoking rooms only (8 rooms)
Area: From 22.62 square meters
Bed size: 1,230 x 1,950
(Two semi-double-sized beds)
Regular price: 15,000 yen (tax included)

◎ Guest room amenities

Television, refrigerator, hair dryer, electric kettle, LAN Internet connection, air purifier with humidifying function, body wash, two-in-one shampoo and conditioner, hand and face soap, body sponge, toothbrush, hair brush, razor, Ladies' Set, Wi-Fi (*The Double and Twin Rooms have massage chairs.)

We also take Room reservations by telephone.

Please send e-mail inquiries to riviere@kugimoto.co.jp

Local speciality food, "Karatsun Asameshi"
◎ Breakfast information

Hours 6:30 a.m. - 9:20 a.m. (close at 9:30a.m.)
Location Restaurant Niji (hotel 1F)
Price Per person [Advance purchase] 800 yen (tax included) [Same day] 900 yen (tax included)
* The restaurant is only open for breakfast. Dinner is not available.
* Breakfast is for staying guests only.
Please be aware that other customers will not be served.
* Please purchase an advance ticket when making your reservation, at check-in, or at the Front Desk on the same day.
* One person may purchase one breakfast ticket, which is only valid on the same day. No refunds are available.
* No smoking is allowed in the Breakfast Area. Alcoholic beverages are not available.

◎ Breakfast menu

Our buffet features a wide range of Japanese- and Western-style items, including Morning Karatsu Chazuke, a rice dish that was developed by lodging facilities in Karatsu City as a new local delicacy for the purpose of promoting the city. This popular breakfast item, which is slightly different at each facility, is made from local rice and other ingredients. Make sure to give it a try!
* The breakfast menu may be changed.

Public Bath
Beautiful skin with negative ion
◎ A big common tub information

Hours 5:00p.m. - 10:30p.m.(close at 11:00p.m.)
     6:00a.m. - 9:00a.m.(close at 9:30a.m.)
Location Niji no Yu(hotel 1F)
Bath fee The guests free

◎ Attention

* Bring your towel and amenities to the bath.
* The hair dryer is set at dresser room.
* Bring back your used towel to your room.
* Hotel clothes and slippers are avairable.
* No chartered bath.
* Please behave at your best manner and mind other people on the bath.

The perfect location for business or sightseeing

1) Approximately 8 minutes by foot from JR Watada Station
2) Approximately 5 minutes by car from JR Karatsu Station/JR Higashi-Karatsu Station
3) Kyushu Expressway Fukuoka IC → Approximately 60 minutes via the Nishi-Kyushu Expressway
4) Nagasaki Expressway Taku IC → Approximately 40 minutes via National Route 203
5) Approximately 90 minutes by Showa Bus (Karatsu-go) from the direction of Fukuoka → Approximately 7 minutes by foot from the Yojaku-Minami bus stop

Karatsu Dai-Ichi Hotel Riviere
1-9 Higashi-machi,
Saga Prefecture

◎ From the airport