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Karatsu Castle (Maizuru Castle)

Travel Guide - Karatsu Castle (Maizuru Castle)


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


  • 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


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
Milo 🌋🧯I. for Irrational🔥⛈️ @milostudio - 2020-07-19
lrt: wow~~~~ spectacular view of Karatsu Castle!!
Nick Uglow @IKnowIGlow - 2020-07-12
@peachcircuit When to Karatsu castle in Saga, but ended up feeling like I wish I was there with the person I like 😬… https://t.co/mE2xvFQaNX
ღ.MidTownTorontoღ @TorontoViewer - 2020-07-10
@BTtoronto Karatsu, Japan. Walk the beach, visit the castle and finish with a hike through the amazing ancient pine forest.
gyokuran @gyokuran1 - 2020-06-30
aлисa у вондeрлeнд @IamAliceMadness - 2020-06-29
“Built 400 years ago along Nagoya Highway that connect Karatsu and Nagoya Castle there’s a rest area - Ichirizuka.… https://t.co/5XoXMw2jeH
Daisuke Saito @nikuokue - 2020-06-28
Almost 400 years ago,Along Nagoya Highway that connects Karatsu and Nagoya Castle, There is a rest area c… https://t.co/mIbcJGdTxt
ปิ้งอินทุกอย่างบนโลกใบนี้ @nbtues - 2020-06-24
📷 accioharo: New Saga on Ice Collaboration Illustration. They’re at Karatsu Castle. #ninja!! And as usual, Victor h… https://t.co/SpknDOdxMs
【うるう】pscö🥕ぴーすこ🍎林檎祭開催中 @BASEDringo - 2020-06-15
One of the best regional drinks I’ve ever had was the rice cider at karatsu castle? in saga when I went for a matsu event in like 2017:..
Ja @janinevisperas - 2020-04-27
Karatsu Castle 🏯
Saga, Japan 🇯🇵🗾

2019 Spring 🌸
First out-of-the-country trip ✈️
Alone 😂 @ Karatsu, Saga https://t.co/OXeIsqUe8e
DriveJapan @drivejapancojp - 2020-04-26
Karatsu Castle is a wonderful seaside castle that remains the main feature of the city of Karatsu.

Enter the MAPC… https://t.co/dErqWIfO8x
matkan @matkan29 - 2020-04-24
I went to Karatsu castle to jog,today.
The big wisteria is seven minute bloom.


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