Trip Planner:   Asia  /  Japan  /  Kyushu-Okinawa  /  Saga Prefecture  /  Karatsu  /  Historic Sites  /  Karatsu Castle
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.
Create a full Karatsu itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Karatsu

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • 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. 
  • 從唐津車站直接坐公車就可以抵達,覺得爬上去太累,另一側有電梯可以使用。裡面有很多古城的照片,唐津城的視野非常好,從四個方向分別可以看到市區、港口,不過方向有不同方向的美,光是坐著吹風就很舒服,回程可以散步慢慢沿著街道走回去,感受一下唐津的魅力。 
  • On the way back to Fukuoka, Karatsu Castle would be our last stop. We should have taken the clues from the relatively empty car park. As we walked in, in seemed like we were the only ones visiting and...  more »
Google
  • 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