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Karatsu Castle (Maizuru-jo “Dancing Crane Castle”)唐津城(舞鶴城)

Historical Monument

This is a castle which could also be called a symbol of Karatsu, located in the northern part of Karatsu City, Saga Prefecture. Terazawa Hirotaka, a retainer of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, spent seven years to build this castle. The inner citadel sits on Mt. Mitsushima which projects out into Karatsu Bay, while the outer citadel is on the west bank and the third citadel leads to a renkaku style flatland mountain castle. The inner citadel has now been turned into Maizuru Park, and also you can see the superb views of Matsuura Bay from that observation point, the current castle keep which was completed in 1966.

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place Saga Pref. Karatsushi Higashijounai 8-1
phone 0955725697

Review of Karatsu Castle

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Reviewed:2018/11/17 小さい城だが眺望は良い Beautiful coast line
現在は一部改修中でした。お城は小さいですが周りに何もないので大きく見えます。上からの眺望はなかなか良いです。
駐車場は有料です。またお土産屋のような賑やかな観光スポットは周りにありません。
It was partly undergoing renovation now. The castle is small, but there is nothing around, so it looks...
Reviewed:2018/11/01 Lovely views
My husband and I took the local bus to the castle, rode the elevator up, and just enjoyed the views from the vantage point. We did not go inside the castle - it is very photogenic from the outside!
Reviewed:2018/08/27 Historical place with spectacular views!!!
Karatsu Castle was built in 1608. This castle is located facing the sea and is situated in the northern part of Karatsu City of Saga prefecture. The castle opens as museum and you can go upstairs to...

Details

Address

Saga Pref. Karatsushi Higashijounai 8-1 [map]

Phone

0955725697

Hours
9:00-17:00
Closed
12/29-31
Fees
Admission fee to viewGeneral410yen, Elementary and Junior High School Students200yen
Parking Lot
Available
Note
At Karatsu Castle castle tower pavilion construction closed until 10-2-2017 summer in 2016

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

Access

    There is no Bus Stop nearby.
    There is no IC nearby.

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Away from the fast-paced cities of mainland Japan, Kyushu's Saga prefecture offers quaint towns and cities known for their traditional crafts, particularly ceramics. Rich in kaolin (a type of clay), Saga became the homeland of Arita ware, a delicate, decorative porcelain that is now celebrated worldwide and can be discovered in the towns of Arita, Imari, and Karatsu.

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