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Karatsu Castle (Maizuru Castle)

Travel Guide - Karatsu Castle (Maizuru Castle)

InformationInformation

Karatsu Castle was originally built in 1608, with the materials of demolished Nagoya Castle. The castle is also called “Maizuru (Dancing Crane) Castle” since its shape looks like a crane with spread out wings. The current Tenshukaku donjon was constructed in 1966 as a tourist facility. It has a observation deck on top of the building and visitors can enjoy the panoramic view of Karatsu City and Genkai Sea.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 9:00 – 17:00 *admission until 16:40

ClosedClosed

  • December 29 – 31

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • 400 yen (General, Adult)
  • 200 yen (Child)

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 25 minutes walk from JR Karatsu Station
  • 10 minutes from JR Karatsu Station by the City Circle Bus. Get off at Karatsu-jo Iriguchi Bus stop.

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 8-1, Higashijonai, Karatsu-shi, Saga, 847-0016

TweetsTweets

Martin Kurz Photography @Kurz_Photo - 2021-01-11
Castle in the Sky

#karatsucastle in #karatsu on #kyushu in #japan.

This is not the #original structure as most… https://t.co/ud3T5jXKzK
shiro ❄️⛸ @kuromo_tan - 2021-01-11
I can’t wait to go back to Karatsu :’) I was just remembering how my friends and I were going towards the castle an… https://t.co/S8e3NLWATb
tsunagu Japan @tsunagu_Japan - 2021-01-03
Best Things to Do in Karatsu
🔸#TakatoriResidence -traditional #JapaneseHouse with golden decor
🔸#KaratsuCastle -a… https://t.co/pjc01IzPw5
Leo de la Iglesia ❆ @realdelaiglesia - 2020-12-16
// Check out, Karatsu Castle! This castle inspired the castle seen in Yuri on Ice. If you're interested, the accoun… https://t.co/EGSDVgFUjd
Leo de la Iglesia ❆ @realdelaiglesia - 2020-12-16
// Check out, Karatsu Castle! This castle inspired the castle seen in Yuri on Ice. If you're interested, the accoun… https://t.co/EGSDVgFUjd
Leo de la Iglesia 🎄 @realdelaiglesia - 2020-12-16
// Check out, Karatsu Castle! This castle inspired the castle seen in Yuri on Ice. If you're interested, the accoun… https://t.co/EGSDVgFUjd
🅈🄰🄾🄸_🄼🄰🅉🅃🄴🅁 @yaoi_mazter - 2020-11-26
I remember being so frickin enamored with YOI and traveling all by myself to Saga Prefecture to find the town of Ka… https://t.co/w4fSRjk9qK
ezk/zls charm preorders open 11/15! @hikaria__ - 2020-11-17
me in my composition: karatsu castle's history seems really interesting so i want to visit it
me in actuality: kara… https://t.co/h7lzNk2cZJ
Reigne雨 | PROTECT BRIGHT☀️🐺 @ame_reigne - 2020-10-27
And yes, we did skate at Ice Castle (we're all skaters). Took us TWO HOURS to get there (Fukuoka) from our ryokan (… https://t.co/kUJwfMIQn8
Reigne雨 | PROTECT BRIGHT☀️🐺 @ame_reigne - 2020-10-27
And yes, we did skate at Ice Castle (we're all skaters). Took us TWO HOURS to get there (Fukuoka) from our ryokan (… https://t.co/kUJwfMIQn8
saki @osugisaki1 - 2020-10-03
End of summer.
Castle and fireworks

2020.9.21
Karatsu Castle https://t.co/8Se3bcr8YE
エリ💎⛄️ @Eriwakaranai - 2020-09-25
@memelovbot ME too it was so much fun. Saga castle was fun and the one I've been to the most. But I've been to Osak… https://t.co/W6vzUiW4BX
Chad Kohalyk @chadkoh - 2020-09-22
At the beach in Karatsu:

🌊 sea
🏖 sand
🏝 islands
⛴ ferry
🏄 windsurfers
🏯 castle https://t.co/B4m1mA4xpB
Dan Castellano @ninja_padrino - 2020-09-22
Karatsu Castle has an outdoor viewing deck, fabulous view of surrounding Karatsu Bay https://t.co/sqthk5hGQl
yoi4ever @yoi4ever1 - 2020-09-07
@karatsu_castle Stay safe!🙏
からつキャッスル @karatsu_castle - 2020-09-07
@Viktuurishippe2 thank you🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺👋
からつキャッスル @karatsu_castle - 2020-09-07
@yoi4ever1 thank you🥺🥺🥺👋
💜Lexi @ its the 4th anniversary of yoi💙 @Viktuurishippe2 - 2020-09-07
@karatsu_castle Stay safe
💜lexi @ its the 4th anniversary of yoi💙 @Viktuurishippe2 - 2020-09-07
@karatsu_castle Stay safe
💜lexi @ lovin vikyuu, richasei and sicilia x leon @Viktuurishippe2 - 2020-09-07
@karatsu_castle Stay safe
在福岡米国領事館 @USConsFukuoka - 2020-09-03
【Karatsu, October 2019】
Enjoyed Takigino (Noh play) at Hizen Nagoya Castle. Hawks & firewood created a powerful sta… https://t.co/PkGDfzosAs
Dai'Vo Nuk ダイボヌク(EN-V-Streamer) @Daivonuk - 2020-09-02
Having fun in karatsu! Visiting the castle and things like for yuri on ice when you got a friend who wants to visit… https://t.co/eauBlU42bE
Kay Amata( Anime, Games & Comics ) @kay_amata - 2020-08-23
Karatsu City has started collaboration with Sengoku Basara.

・Collaborative products
・Stamp rally in Nagoya castle… https://t.co/8P1YGU44P4
yoi4ever @yoi4ever1 - 2020-08-18
I neeeeeeed to go to Karatsu Castle right now!! Why doesn't it last until I can go to Japan? 😭😭 https://t.co/JpXALYs7jB
💜lexi @ lovin vikyuu, richasei and sicilia x leon @Viktuurishippe2 - 2020-08-15
@karatsu_castle Love from the usa!!!
💜lexi @ lovin vikyuu, richasei and sicilia x leon @Viktuurishippe2 - 2020-08-15
@karatsu_castle This is so gorgeous
DriveJapan @drivejapancojp - 2020-08-08
From the Observatory, you can admire a spectacular sight on the Karatsu Castle, the famous Niji no Matsubara, all t… https://t.co/bquFS2pg6h
Chad Kohalyk @chadkoh - 2020-07-23
Current status: at the top of Karatsu Castle. Here are the east and west views. The clouds and fog limit the view.… https://t.co/fpQBU8UrN5
Chad Kohalyk @chadkoh - 2020-07-23
Just arrived in Karatsu port. In the back on the right you can see Karatsu Castle. This was a castle built after Se… https://t.co/b3DC664MQv
re-how.net @rehownet2 - 2020-07-21
Collaboration between popular game “Sengoku BASARA” series of Karatsu City, Saga Prefecture and Capcom Co., Ltd. de… https://t.co/xP0DsoczG4

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