400 years ago during the Momoyama Period, people and produce from all around Japan gathered at the picturesque Chinzei town in Karatsu city and it took on its own unique lively atmosphere, with the various daimyo introducing the culture of their respective regions and the cultures of China and the Southeast all fusing together.
The roadside stop, Chinzei "Momoyama Tenka-ichi", is a commercial tourist facility which recreates the exotic market feel of the Momoyama culture. In Tokimekisaikan, the souvenir shop with an exotic feel which stands precisely in the middle of the wide grounds, you will find a wide variety of sweets, delicacies, grilled food and other produce of Japan and China with strong connection to Chinzei town. Here you will find restaurants which serve fresh seafood and mountain food, or produce stands selling local farm or marine produce, making this the spot to fully enjoy the delicious tastes of Chinzei town at low cost.
From train station: Get off a train at Karatsu Station on the JR Karatsu Line and Chikuhi Line, get on a bus bound for Hado Misaki at Karatsu Oteguchi Bus Center (takes about 40 minutes), and get off at Nagoya-jo Hakubutsukan Iriguchi stop
Car: 60-minute drive from Nagasaki Expressway Taku IC
● Parking Lot: Accommodates 100 cars (free of charge)
● Opening Hours: 8:30 - 18:00 (“Tokimeki Saikan” store opens at 9:00)
● Closed: 3rd Mondays and year-end and new-year holidays
● Contact: Roadside Station “Momoyama Tenkaichi”, Tel: +81-955-51-1051