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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

革本ちゃん公式 Kawahon-chan official @kawahonchan - 2019-06-24
@YouForGame8484 No, this is a picture of a stuffed Kawahon-chan. Photographed at the ruins of Nagoya Castle in Kara… https://t.co/e8f2MuZprm
🌸BlueFlame in Japan @Sikamarutwin - 2019-05-02
We have made it to the castle!!!! #yurionice #karatsu https://t.co/JwzsLLRiUb
Circle Walker @CircleWalkerHK - 2019-04-20
final view of the karatsu castle......
#yoi #yurionice #yoi聖地巡礼相談 https://t.co/odzwuBu6TT
Funimag @funimag - 2019-04-15
Very steep and enclosed inclined elevator to access Karatsu Castle 🇯🇵 🚞
唐津城 #funicular #Karatsu #castle #Karatsu… https://t.co/p5CyDjeFKu
🇭🇺⛸Nanku CinderellaKun⛸🇭🇺🎥ICE ADOLESCENCE🎥 @CinderellaKun - 2019-04-10
I miss uuu Karatsuuuuuu!!!!

#yurionice #victuuri #victuri #hasetsu #karatsu #ninja #castle #Japan #traveling https://t.co/HOtRXoeHQf
🌸⛸Nanku CinderellaKun⛸🌸🎥ICE ADOLESCENCE🎥 @CinderellaKun - 2019-04-10
I miss uuu Karatsuuuuuu!!!!

#yurionice #victuuri #victuri #hasetsu #karatsu #ninja #castle #Japan #traveling https://t.co/HOtRXoeHQf
🍌🐟ジンch㋐nさん⛸🐬 @denkimouse - 2019-04-10
WE TOOK KARATSU CASTLE https://t.co/G3RNO5xoxp
🍌🐟ジンch㋐nさん⛸🐬 @denkimouse - 2019-04-10
they always watch over karatsu castle https://t.co/xh8Zp8GHYp
ジャメル @jameltaiyo - 2019-04-09
Currently raining tonight so no more Sakura in the morning😫 here’s a “sweet spot” photo of Karatsu Castle I took wh… https://t.co/yMIhyg8Yum
J-DAI SETTHASITT @JDAI_SETTHASITT - 2019-04-06
Just posted a photo @ Karatsu Castle https://t.co/V44pFtFEmR
Aubrie HodsonBayless @ahodsonb - 2019-04-03
This is my favorite place.

#yurionice #karatsu castle #japan https://t.co/Nq2g3NpCwq
waiting for spring @CempakaD - 2019-03-27
Saw Vicchan on Karatsu Castle. What are the odds 🤣👀 https://t.co/xw8D2KfbHq
waiting for spring @CempakaD - 2019-03-26
Arrived at Saga! Our hotel better have good wifi cuz I want to stream YOI before going to Karatsu Castle tomorrow 🤣
rakrate.com @Rakrate1 - 2019-03-24
Visited Karatsu Castle today....no cherry blossoms yet https://t.co/5pN8LBzyKs
pAnDa @anivyl - 2019-03-21
I visited #karatsu last year, to see the inspiration for the hometown of Katsuki Yuuri. I picked up some keychains… https://t.co/R2n0PlsFC4
fuwishi @fischkraut - 2019-03-08
Also, I met this cat at the foot of Karatsu castle... it reminded me of Yurio 😂 https://t.co/WEBt3p2ft4
fuwishi @fischkraut - 2019-03-04
I made the full weaboo tour today 😂 It’s Kagamiyama-onsen, Karatsu Castle, the poster in Karatsu castle, and the M… https://t.co/Ps3PTkKpMR
fuwishi@CoAket @fischkraut - 2019-03-04
I made the full weaboo tour today 😂 It’s Kagamiyama-onsen, Karatsu Castle, the poster in Karatsu castle, and the M… https://t.co/Ps3PTkKpMR
Trails to Paradise - Travel Blog @trails2paradise - 2019-02-25
I visited the Karatsu Castle and saw an amazing fireworks festival.
Read the blog post here :… https://t.co/ImVtm9SqOd
🍌🐟 @hanleia - 2019-02-21
12. Yep I went to Karatsu

I did all da big spots like the castle, beach, saw the 'chihoko' float, onsen, etc
🍌🐟 @hanleia - 2019-02-21
12. Yep I went to Karatsu

I did all da big spots like the castle, beach, saw the 'chihoko' float, onsen, etc
debin in japan (2/3-2/19) @the_rocko__ - 2019-02-05
Friday I’m going to Karatsu!!!!!! It’s a 2 hour trip but it’s going to be a lot of fun seeing the Karatsu castle
Come to Japan @cometojapan_jp - 2019-02-04
Karatsu castle.
This castle appeared in 'Zombie Land Saga' and 'Yuri !!! on ICE'.


Samurai will guide Nippon's tr… https://t.co/GJgN6F0UiU
🍌🐟 @hanleia - 2019-01-24
Victor and Yuuri Karatsu castle keychains. Unopened. $10 each or the set for $18 https://t.co/fmpcjnhZ4B
Kwek Yong Cheng @kwekyongcheng - 2019-01-19
Plus I'm going to a few other castles anyway. Karatsu Castle and Nijo Castle.
Gabrielle Lopez @gabcanfly - 2019-01-10
My favourite souvenir from this trip definitely has to be this charm of Yuuri holding Karatsu Jō from the castle gi… https://t.co/L79AfMasl3
Gabrielle Lopez @gabcanfly - 2019-01-10
My favourite souvenir from this trip definitely has to be this charm of Yuuri holding Karatsu Jō from the castle gi… https://t.co/L79AfMasl3
Gabrielle Lopez @gabcanfly - 2019-01-05
It was a very pretty day for Karatsu Castle. https://t.co/CBxOAyKQ0n
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

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