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Former Office of Karatsu Bank

Travel Guide - Former Office of Karatsu Bank


Since completed in 1912, this western-style building was used as a bank until 1997. The building is famous for its connection with an architect from Karatsu, Minoru Tanaka, an apprentice of Tatsuno Kingo who designed JR Tokyo Station. Using brick-styled tiles on the outer walls provides it with high-grade finishing. The bank's reception counter at that time still exists inside the building.
Today, the first floor is used as an event space, and Tatsuno Kingo's works and documents are displayed on the second floor. There is also a restaurant on the basement floor.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 9:00 – 18:00


  • December 29 – 31

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • Admission Free

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 10 minutes walk from JR Karatsu Station

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 1513, Hommachi, Karatsu-shi, Saga, 847-0047


Milo🥀P. for Procrastination🕰️🍹 @milostudio - 2019-02-24
mate: i'm watching a travel documentary about japan
me: yeah?
mate: so i want to go to Karatsu again!!
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🍌💙 Aʅყx ❤️🐟 @astrajuno - 2019-02-23
12. Unfortunately not. One day I will visit Japan and go to Karatsu.
🏆 @midori03_ - 2019-02-23
If you won a chance to travel anywhere in the world, what would be your destination? — japan (sapporo, tokyo, akiha… https://t.co/ezq4CE0pm7
Beth @electicss - 2019-02-22
Okay, this is cute af, but ‘fun’ family moomin?!

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Fire World @IndFireWorld - 2019-02-15
Karatsu, Japan - A building fire is reported near a factory complex (Feb. 14). https://t.co/3K3aKBLsKj https://t.co/KqaIm7BBYP


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