Former Office of Karatsu Bank

Travel Guide - Former Office of Karatsu Bank

Information

Since completed in 1912, this western-style building was used as a bank until 1997.
The building is famous for its connection with an architect from Karatsu, Minoru Tanaka, an apprentice of Tatsuno Kingo who designed JR Tokyo Station.
Using brick-styled tiles on the outer walls provides it with high-grade finishing.
The bank's reception counter at that time still exists inside the building.

Today, the first floor is used as an event space, and Tatsuno Kingo's works and documents are displayed on the second floor.
There is also a restaurant on the basement floor.

Opening Hours

  • 9:00 – 18:00

Closed

  • December 29 – 31

Access / Public Transport

  • 10 minutes walk from JR Karatsu Station

Address / Location

* Please click each address to show the location.
Karatsu-jinja Shrine
Respected by successive feudal lords, Karatsu-jinja Shrine has been spiritually supported by Karatsu’s townsfolk since its establishment in t ...  more »
Former Takatori Estate
The mansion with 7,500 square meters ground was originally a former residence of Koreyoshi Takatori, a coal magnate in Karatsu. Featuring a N ...  more »
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 Cran ...  more »
Nagoya Castle Ruins
Nagoya Castle was built in 1591 by Toyotomi Hideyoshi as the base for his invasions of Korea. It is said that it was the Japan's second large ...  more »
Oura Tanada Rice Terraces
Oura-Tanada Rice Terraces draws an arc toward the water, creating a beautiful landscape. There are large and small rice paddies set out on th ...  more »
Tashima-jinja Shrine (Sayohime-jinja Shrine)
Tashima-jinja Shrine, located near the Kabeshima Port, enshrines the gods of marine safety and success in business. It is uncertain when the  ...  more »
Former Nakao Residence
When whale fishing was active in Yobuko in the Edo Period (1603 - 1868), the Nakao family was prosperous as the chief of the fishermen. The  ...  more »

Tweets

No Tweets found.