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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 get the most from your holiday in Karatsu, create itinerary details personal to you using our Karatsu vacation route planner.
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  • Unfortunately Castle Tower was being renovated, so only the appearance we went sightseeing. From the hill overlooking town. Even had blooming cherry trees are very good. I think it also may visit such a beautiful Wisteria more than 100 years old, so it's good.
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  • Maizuru park called Castle is restored to the Showa era, but the view is great. Spring of cherry blossoms, cherry blossoms and castles are very well matched. Beautiful curves niji-no-Matsubara wants the Islands especially Karatsu Bay, the view is nice, looking East.
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  • Spectacular scenery seen from the Castle Tower is under construction so not below; Place on restoration of Castle is a medieval stone wall's Center. Has also moved from Nagoya Castle and Castle as 100. I think it was fine and walking 1 hour, fuji棚, Fuji's blooming season. Lame man can lift up to the Castle.
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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