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Karatsu Castle, Karatsu
(3.6/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
Enjoy a view of the ocean and the city panorama from the top of Karatsu Castle, a landmark of Karatsu constructed in 1602. A must-see if you are in the area, the castle grounds, using the ocean as a natural moat, feature a small park with 100-year-old wisteria trees. The museum inside the castle tells the story of samurai life and local history, displays a substantial collection of pottery and swords. Walk up to the observation deck which, at the end of 200 steps, offers sweeping views of the Bay of Karatsu. The castle lies 3 km (1.8 mi) from Karatsu Beach, making for a nice hike with memorable scenery. To visit Karatsu Castle and get the most from your holiday in Karatsu, create itinerary details personal to you using our Karatsu vacation route planner.
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  • Maizuru park called Castle area. In the Park you can explore freely. Stairs are elevators at 100 yen. Very nice view from the Park. Both stand and toilet. Retail was the shrine to win lottery located near the so-called character mascot toy, Ogi yokan, Takashimaya's famous products. Castle does not in recovery until next year. While repairing the stone walls.
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  • Karatsu area in a rental car one day tour. Karatsu Castle was headed to first. 登楼 unfortunately for the tower under construction, could not but view from the Castle Park was excellent. You can also climb to the park via surcharge lift weak elderly feet.
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  • But you can still visit the grounds and take in the views of Karatsu and Nijinomatsubara historic pine forest. Climb 200 or so stairs or be lazy and find the elevator which costs 100 yen. 
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  • Beautiful castle on a bucolic location, with astonishing views of the bay. It costs 100 yen to use the parking and the elevator and another 410 yen to enter the castle.
  • It is a 30 minute walk from a train station. The town is lovely, and so is the castle. The view from the top of the hill is astonishing. Go on a good weather day, and you should be back with some good memories.
  • beautifully place
  • Quite small. From the outside the castle is nice but the inside did not mark me.
  • Nice scenery of the bay 410 yens entry