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Karatsu Castle, Karatsu

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Castle Historic Site
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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  • Small castle when compare with Osaka Castle and Kumamoto Castle. But on the observatory point is awesome! You can see around Ariake sea view, Karatsu bridge, even Nijinomatsubara. And there're more be...  more »
  • The climb up the many steps to the castle were good for me, I am sure, and I did enjoy the view from the park beside the castle. The castle was closed for renovation, which was a disappointment. The m...  more »
  • We were borrow the bicycle from the shop near with station ! This is very convenience and good memory with karatsu peoples we bike around and i would say the view over the brige is awesome! before sto...  more »
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  • Lovely castle with a view of the sea and its surrounding area. This was featured in Yuri!!! On Ice as Hasetsu Castle. This place makes for a good trip from Fukuoka. The train ride from Hakata Station to Karatsu Station takes about sixty-five minutes. Walking to the castle takes about twenty-thirty minutes, while a cab will take you there in about five. There is an elevator you can pay to get to the castle from the bottom of the hill, or you can climb the stairs.
  • just amazing ! i can't express the beautiful and peaceful feel that i was experimented but the only problem was the castle now is closed by constructions works
  • Beautiful view of the bay. Great place to relax and enjoy the view from the garden.
  • 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.
  • Nice castle with a great view of the bay from the top. The castle is currently under renovation after the earthquake.