Karatsu Castle, Karatsu

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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 other attractions in Karatsu, use our Karatsu online journey planner .
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  • It was a nice castle located in Saga. There are parking lots nearby, but people with difficulty walking may find this area not easy to reach. At the base of the castle you may opt to take the steps up...  more »
  • So you can enjoy views of Karatsu Castle, Kagamiyama also runs a while Matsubara. Operation note when, while driving around with overhanging branches of pine trees.
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  • It was a splendid Castle was built at a small faces the Genkai sea. Good taste even of the Genkai sea and Castle view from under the bridge. Like come on Yuri on ICE even the Bulletin Board in some places.
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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.
  • Omgg It just almost the same as in YOI!!! Damn I really want to go there 😢
  • 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
  • I came here bcs yuri on ice 😍
  • Beautiful view of the bay. Great place to relax and enjoy the view from the garden.

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Where to stay in Karatsu

Many of the accommodations in Karatsu form an orderly line next to the Matsuura River, or along the coast. Things certainly get a little more luxurious by the sea, with rooms offering extensive views along the coast, onsite spas, and fine-dining restaurants, as well as good access to the beach. Look inland towards the main train station for a range of business hotels designed for one-night stays, side-street guesthouses, and the odd hostel.
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