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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

⛈ Xia 🌈 @zelinxia - 2019-10-06
@blkdiamond_art If you plan on visiting the real life Ice Castle Hasetsu, it’s not in Karatsu, and it’s a bit of a trip for public transit
㋐🍌🐟ジンちゃんさん@応炎⛸🐬㋐ @denkimouse - 2019-10-06
@blkdiamond_art @zelinxia the castle is in karatsu! its the rink thats not there. youre set
Fukuoka Now @FukuokaNow - 2019-10-03
Traditional Japanese performance of Takigi Noh at the historical grounds of Hizen Nagoya Castle on Oct. 5 - a must… https://t.co/2m2VnnXrvq
Fukuoka Now @FukuokaNow - 2019-09-29
Traditional Japanese performance of Takigi Noh at the historical grounds of Hizen Nagoya Castle on Oct. 5 - a must… https://t.co/yIU54DYrwI
Shiroku @ Yunicon (Vienna/Austria) @Shirokuchan - 2019-09-28
There's only 1 true castle! Karatsu!! The castle of Yuri On Ice 😂 https://t.co/6F6YEqhkA0
からつキャッスル @karatsu_castle - 2019-09-25
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Fukuoka Now @FukuokaNow - 2019-09-22
Traditional Japanese performance of Takigi Noh at the historical grounds of Hizen Nagoya Castle in Karatsu City - a… https://t.co/29Lk9bDaiV
Si & Moo @KyushuJourneys - 2019-09-10
One of Kyushu's great castles with majestic sea view (other ones include Shimabara, Kitsuki, and Karatsu). We inclu… https://t.co/YVW6V2D2JR
Kay @_kay_0_0 - 2019-09-07
@zelinxia Yes!! Riverside inn Karatsu castle I think
Kay @_kay_0_0 - 2019-09-07
Also FYI their place is really nice and cute, if you’re lucky you get to stay in a tatami room with a view of Karat… https://t.co/dWgvq9vge6
Paul @ bemanistyle @AceJayDX - 2019-09-03
Panoramic fun time @ Karatsu Castle, excellence. https://t.co/5uL2mYKXMv
lexi @vikyuu and Claude protection squad 2020💜💙 @Viktuurishippe2 - 2019-08-27
@karatsu_castle I must go to karatsu someday but it's so beautiful especially the castle. And awww makkachin is so cute
lexi @vikyuu and Claude protection squad 2020💜💙 @Viktuurishippe2 - 2019-08-27
@karatsu_castle I must go to karatsu someday but it's so beautiful especially the castle. And awww makkachin is so cute
Bace 2019 Japan Tour @BJeleren - 2019-08-25
Broke down and bought charms of Best Girl, Lily, at Karatsu Castle because they had Zombieland Saga merch for sale… https://t.co/4W6vMpPq6I
Bace 2019 Japan Tour @BJeleren - 2019-08-25
Like I know in any situation this would sound mad fake but I swear it happened, and also given the location it stri… https://t.co/8mrzasLrTB
Bace 2019 Japan Tour @BJeleren - 2019-08-25
Nice little bit from my Karatsu castle visit: heading back down to the street there were two kids at the bottom and… https://t.co/EAsiCkbw0V
matcha-senpai @gngrmrg - 2019-08-12
Then onto Karatsu Castle! The bridge is somewhere there… https://t.co/5TYMWyIy6C
-nhs voice- wakarimasen,,, @lilywinterwood - 2019-08-09
anyway september 15-16 i’m gonna be in karatsu living it up in a ryokan catch me doing #ninja at the castle 😎
lily // stan 瀬奈じゅん @lilywinterwood - 2019-08-09
anyway september 15-16 i’m gonna be in karatsu living it up in a ryokan catch me doing #ninja at the castle 😎
lily // 陈情令 screaming // @ JPN!! @lilywinterwood - 2019-08-09
anyway september 15-16 i’m gonna be in karatsu living it up in a ryokan catch me doing #ninja at the castle 😎
lily // 陈情令 spoilers // @ JPN!! @lilywinterwood - 2019-08-09
anyway september 15-16 i’m gonna be in karatsu living it up in a ryokan catch me doing #ninja at the castle 😎
Japan Candy Box @JapanCandyBox - 2019-08-06
✨ In Japan, summer is synonymous with glorious firework spectacles! 🎇 The festivals boast thousands of fireworks an… https://t.co/mzRZqQ82LQ
POSITIVE戦隊‼️バイリンジャー🤟 @positiveranger - 2019-07-27
Karatsu/Saga Passing over a fantastic rainbow of Matsubara from Fukuoka, there’s the Karatsu castle, which has long… https://t.co/5uYIsKDmGo
JapanHaul @japanhaul - 2019-07-21
The colourful flowers that blooms in the sky...fireworks really are the definition of Summer in Japan! ✨😍

The beau… https://t.co/e5u3d8kZGS
kristina.exe @Sskessa - 2019-07-20
#giveaway
#yurionice / #YOI keychain fob from Karatsu Castle (the castle they visit in the show)

To enter:
◾️ Foll… https://t.co/LgwbaToWPB
kristina.exe @Sskessa - 2019-07-20
so while i was in Karatsu Castle, i bought this Yuri on Ice keychain thing because i felt like someone would really… https://t.co/KDFz6L3YHp
Milo🎍on Hydrangea🌿🏯🌺 @milostudio - 2019-07-19
i got annoyed and sent two postcards to myself this time. just that they are both pictures of Karatsu Castle. (cuz… https://t.co/0XDESS7htz
Milo🎍on Hydrangea🌿🏯🌺 @milostudio - 2019-07-18
@lilmissbittter it's 'Riverside Hotel Karatsu Castle'. this was my second time staying with them. i really like thi… https://t.co/cW703K8d9Q
Milo🎍on Hydrangea🌿🏯🌺 @milostudio - 2019-07-17
while on train to Fukuoka
me: *taking photo*
buddy: what are you doing?
me: trying to get a good shot of Karatsu Ca… https://t.co/lWxptBhKk6
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

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