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Former Karatsu Bank旧唐津銀行

Historical Monument

"A historic building situated along the Karatsu Highway in Hon-machi, Karatsu City. Designed by Minoru Tanaka, apprentice of Tokyo Station designer Kingo Tatsuno, the building was completed in 1912. The design is notable for its Japanese take on Victorian architecture, known as the ""Tatsuno style."" The building was used as a bank until 1997 when it was donated to the city. Designated an Important Cultural Property by the city, today the building is open to the general public for free."


Saga Pref. Karatsushi Honmachi 1513-15 (Karatsu / YobukoArea)

phone 0955701717


Review of Previously Karatsu Bank

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/03/27 Beautiful bank
This beautiful building used to be a bank, which functioned until recently. Now it is open to public for free, and we can see its nostalgic main hall, reception rooms, safe etc. You can also hold up...
Reviewed:2016/12/25 Wow - nostalgic bank teller cage!
Interesting to see bank teller cage from 100+ years ago (!) City of Karatsu is good at reserving this type of western style of building in old days.
Reviewed:2016/02/21 Tatsuno style modern construction
Very close to Karatsu Station. You can learn history of Karatsu during early Meiji Ara and several works of Architect Tatsuno from this area who also designed Tokyo Station. Free of Charge!

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Saga Pref. Karatsushi Honmachi 1513-15 [ map ]
Karatsu / YobukoArea
open everyday (12/29-12/31 closed)
Charge at the time of event such as admission Free, special exhibition etc.
Parking Lot
Available (19spaces, 1spaces for disabled people)
Credit Card
Not available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


          There is no Station nearby. There is no Bus Stop nearby. There is no Parking nearby. There is no IC nearby.
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          Saga Main Areas


          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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