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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

MaruMaru JAPAN @maru_maru_japan - 2018-12-05
Karatsu Castle(in Karatsu, Saga Prefecture)The most popular tourist spot in Karatsu. The model place of Yuri!!! on… https://t.co/NIGJguXpi0
苓北町をPR(非公式) @shkn08 - 2018-11-26
I will introduce Tomioka Castle! It was built around Kei 7 (1602) by Terasawa Shima Morihiro Takasawa of the Hizen… https://t.co/kstq99EnhY
Sun!! ✨ in KARATSU @sleepyfatale - 2018-11-21
More pictures of Karatsu castle from yesterday!! You can go inside and there is a museum! The highest floor has ama… https://t.co/krTUjvrcoh
Gemma @gemcv1 - 2018-11-17
View from Karatsu castle. Nothing compared to the view from two years ago with extremely dull weather. So beautiful… https://t.co/LPwbEiA3zK
ろーそん @MustangLAWSON - 2018-11-16
Just posted a photo @ Karatsu Castle https://t.co/XIYSXPRiSb
Milo🥪need to lose weight..🍝🍹 @milostudio - 2018-11-13
@lilmissmessyy ikr? i don't really mind about the movie part cuz i'd still have to wait for EN subtitle anyway. spr… https://t.co/AulxXqUwD6
Thant Swe Win @thantswewinmet - 2018-11-07
Embrace Autumn
I was visit and sightseeing to Kankyo Geijutsu No Mori Park, Karatsu castle, Kunchi festival, and… https://t.co/5EaxDCkXgA
Thant Swe Win @thantswewinmet - 2018-11-07
Embrace Autumn
I was visit and sightseeing to Kankyo Geijutsu No Mori Park, Karatsu castle, Kunchi festival, and… https://t.co/G3Tz19EW8J
Thant Swe Win @thantswewinmet - 2018-11-07
Embrace Autumn
I was visit and sightseeing to Kankyo Geijutsu No Mori Park, Karatsu castle, Kunchi festival, and… https://t.co/kxFpnqiWuK
Thant Swe Win @thantswewinmet - 2018-11-07
Embrace Autumn
I was visit and sightseeing to Kankyo Geijutsu No Mori Park, Karatsu castle, Kunchi festival, and… https://t.co/o8d9GAOAmL
Thant Swe Win @thantswewinmet - 2018-11-07
Embrace Autumn
I was visit and sightseeing to Kankyo Geijutsu No Mori Park, Karatsu castle, Kunchi festival, and… https://t.co/ylqCECQHSl
Xian Lim Fan @titalinaoz - 2018-11-07
Night Effect Shoot ..Karatsu Castle 🇯🇵 @XianLimm's forthcoming movie w/ @louie_delosreyes @mhitcpimentel… https://t.co/0obLliPgwF
Tropang KimUy @TropangKimUy - 2018-11-05
Day 5 shooting for new movie 🎬😊👍 @XianLimm and @lou_delosreyess at Karatsu Castle
From Ms Mhit igs https://t.co/aQ7VWhG4Xv
Yuki Mallows | Vitya!!! on ICE @IamACKN - 2018-10-18
When you want to take a photo as Katsuki Yuuri with Karatsu Castle in the background but your friend says you look… https://t.co/I93B0ImO8w
MiloStudio✈️►@Karatsu!!◄🎋🏯 @milostudio - 2018-10-13
*can see Karatsu castle

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MiloStudio✈️►@Karatsu!!◄🎋🏯 @milostudio - 2018-10-13
This town is so quiet and peaceful you can see star in the sky, wow. too bad my phone camera can't capture it.

thi… https://t.co/cfOPIEgSpQ
MiloStudio🍙►I miss Karatsu◄🎋🏯 @milostudio - 2018-10-13
*can see Karatsu castle

f my typo
MiloStudio🍙►I miss Karatsu◄🎋🏯 @milostudio - 2018-10-13
This town is so quiet and peaceful you can see star in the sky, wow. too bad my phone camera can't capture it.

thi… https://t.co/cfOPIEgSpQ
Milo🥪need to lose weight..🍝🍹 @milostudio - 2018-10-13
*can see Karatsu castle

f my typo
Milo🥪need to lose weight..🍝🍹 @milostudio - 2018-10-13
This town is so quiet and peaceful you can see star in the sky, wow. too bad my phone camera can't capture it.

thi… https://t.co/cfOPIEgSpQ
ゆず(*´♡W) (YUZU) @citrusjunos_yoi - 2018-09-05
See! The Kyushu-themed sheet of stamps which includes the painting of the Karatsu castle (the model of the Hasetsu… https://t.co/Qch6TKMHqu
キャシー(´-ω-`) @softboop - 2018-08-22
These are my fave YOI CFs (though I have a lot more) the new Lawson collab ones, and the Saga on Ice one that I got… https://t.co/ELq3vyOHHE
bad civilization [19/300] @DEVLREX - 2018-08-20
@raikamudapon I'm glad to hear Karatsu Castle is doing well!
bad civilization [21/300] @DEVLREX - 2018-08-20
@raikamudapon I'm glad to hear Karatsu Castle is doing well!
bad civilization [23/300] @DEVLREX - 2018-08-20
@raikamudapon I'm glad to hear Karatsu Castle is doing well!
bad civilization [24/300] @DEVLREX - 2018-08-20
@raikamudapon I'm glad to hear Karatsu Castle is doing well!
Tyler Justus Paige @Tyleiter - 2018-08-17
In honor of the 420 worlds happening in newport right now, Throwback to the last time I raced for a World Champions… https://t.co/s4dtpxW1hT
Mr. Yuri Katsuki-Nikiforov ❄️💍 @MrYuriKatsuki - 2018-08-11
@thevnikiforov The long program is a modified happi shirt on top that is fitted with flared sleeves that aren't as… https://t.co/jyWk0auDSp
Huntress Firefall @ #BANANAFISH Spoilers 🍌🐟 | ❄⛸ @BurnMyHeartOut - 2018-07-18
And last but not least, Kagamiyama Onsen, aka the real life Yu-Topia, which according to the directions feature on… https://t.co/FnrIgBcCQK
Huntress Firefall @ #BANANAFISH Spoilers 🍌🐟 | ❄⛸ @BurnMyHeartOut - 2018-07-18
And last but not least, Kagamiyama Onsen, aka the real life Yu-Topia, which according to the directions feature on… https://t.co/FnrIgBcCQK

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