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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

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
SAGA KARATSU CASTLE / FUKUOKA CITY || NOT YOUR TYPICAL JAPAN TRAVEL VLOG... https://t.co/5eKLqGTnNJ @YouTubeより
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
佐賀県、太閤一里塚
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.
セレナ勝生 SerenaR-Katsuki@http://yurionice.com/ @FuriousSnow - 2020-04-06
@karatsu_castle Thank you so much! 😭 One day I want to visit!
석메인 도아해💕 @ismainee - 2020-04-06
Karatsu Ice Castle 😭😭😭💕

Fun fact: this rink is actually really really REALLY FREAKING FAR FROM KARATSU LIKE 1800YE… https://t.co/BdkXb6qAex
석메인 도아해💕 @ismainee - 2020-04-06
Yuuri’s onsen home is actually like miles away from Karatsu castle 😂

Funny story: we actually missed the last tra… https://t.co/JJfKJhvKeU
석메인 밍고이의생일날 @ismainee - 2020-04-06
Karatsu Ice Castle 😭😭😭💕

Fun fact: this rink is actually really really REALLY FREAKING FAR FROM KARATSU LIKE 1800YE… https://t.co/BdkXb6qAex
석메인 밍고이의생일날 @ismainee - 2020-04-06
Yuuri’s onsen home is actually like miles away from Karatsu castle 😂

Funny story: we actually missed the last tra… https://t.co/JJfKJhvKeU
matkan @matkan29 - 2020-03-22
Today I jogged to Karatsu castle.Then I found a nest of bird.What bird that nest is???
matkan @matkan29 - 2020-03-20
Today,Karatsu is such beautiful day.I jogged as usual. Karatsu castle look amazing as usual.
matkan @matkan29 - 2020-03-16
yesterday,I jogged.karatsu castle and nishi no hama beach are so beautiful!!
matkan @matkan29 - 2020-03-16
yesterday,I jogged.karatsu castle and nishi no hama beach are so beautiful!!
matkan @matkan7 - 2020-03-16
yesterday,I jogged.karatsu castle and nishi no hama beach are so beautiful!!
cee✨Ori:WOTW spoilers!!! @carmelaaai - 2020-03-14
UGH KARATSU WAS SUCH A BEAUTIFUL TOWN AND THE CASTLE WAS SO PRETTY AND UGH I WANNA GO BACK TO JAPAN
cee✨it's mental and emotional breakdown season! @carmelaaai - 2020-03-14
UGH KARATSU WAS SUCH A BEAUTIFUL TOWN AND THE CASTLE WAS SO PRETTY AND UGH I WANNA GO BACK TO JAPAN
cee✨地獄😨 @carmelaaai - 2020-03-14
UGH KARATSU WAS SUCH A BEAUTIFUL TOWN AND THE CASTLE WAS SO PRETTY AND UGH I WANNA GO BACK TO JAPAN
matkan @matkan29 - 2020-03-14
Today’s morning,I jogged. From my home to Karatsu castle,and pick up the trash at the beach on my way home.
It is my comfortable time...
matkan @matkan29 - 2020-03-14
Today’s morning,I jogged. From my home to Karatsu castle,and pick up the trash at the beach on my way home.
It is my comfortable time...
matkan @matkan7 - 2020-03-14
Today’s morning,I jogged. From my home to Karatsu castle,and pick up the trash at the beach on my way home.
It is my comfortable time...
Ginnie ☆ たっきー永遠に生きてる @ginniegins - 2020-02-28
@furekami In a sense, yeah! The Hasetsu side of YOI are all based on real places. Here are the bridge, Hasetsu Cast… https://t.co/VxkyrjWMrU
✨Christine✨ @OneChrispy - 2020-02-24
Then off to Hasetsu- I mean, Karatsu castle! the stairs were really uneven and kind of difficult to climb... props… https://t.co/gcRfkMSiXv
Sarah Hilary @sarah_hilary - 2020-01-26
Karatsu Castle this morning #NeverBeBrokenJapanTour https://t.co/Ck8DRpC7ID
Sarah Hilary @sarah_hilary - 2020-01-26
Karatsu is beautiful, especially at first light. Its castle starred in Yuri on Ice #NeverBeBrokenJapanTour https://t.co/lD6k62FNba

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