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Karatsu Castle

8-1 Higashijonai, Karatsu 847-0016, Saga Prefecture
+81 955-72-5697
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A lovely castle situated on a hill overlooking the sea. Camera in-hand, it's a great day for a walk... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
steveP3242IL
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Seto, Japan
Well worth a visit

The slope up to the castle is quite steep but there is an elevator that moves sideways like a... read more

Reviewed May 14, 2018
Tkjuliet
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Singapore, Singapore
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8-1 Higashijonai, Karatsu 847-0016, Saga Prefecture
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely castle situated on a hill overlooking the sea. Camera in-hand, it's a great day for a walk through history. If you catch the cherry blossoms, it'll be of course a plus. If you catch the wisteria in bloom, you'll be in for a...More

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Reviewed May 14, 2018

The slope up to the castle is quite steep but there is an elevator that moves sideways like a funicular for those unable to make the climb. Seniors get free use. The 360 degree view from the castle grounds as well as up the top...More

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Reviewed April 24, 2018 via mobile

Nice place to visit, very stunning view from the castle. Karatsu is a quite and easy going town. Love the seafood and ramen here.

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Reviewed March 27, 2018 via mobile

Karatsu castle is famous for its Japanese wisteria, but I heard that wisteria was damaged by disease and we have to wait for years for its restoration. This time, I went to Karatsu for Hanami, cherry blossoms viewing, and on this occasion I also visited...More

Thank Kimitaka S
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Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

The castle is located in a photogenic scenery. Fron the castle itself there is a nice view of the surrounding city and islands. The museum is interesting but mostly in Japanese. They have some cool antiques though. 500 yen entry.

Thank Omer L
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Reviewed February 16, 2018

We went in Feb 2018 so very quiet with no tourists! It was snowing so we had a great time in the garden. We think this place is perfect to visit in spring time so people can enjoy the sakura blossoms and Wisteria flowers.

Thank Shirley C
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Reviewed January 30, 2018

Lovely castle with a view of the sea and its surrounding area. This was featured in Yuri!!! On Ice as Hasetsu Castle. This place makes for a good trip from Fukuoka. The train ride from Hakata Station to Karatsu Station takes about sixty-five minutes. Walking...More

Thank terramurie
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Reviewed November 25, 2017 via mobile

Over the years i have visited the castle with visiting friends and family on numerous times. With recent "updates" of the building, i feel embarrassed to take my visitors inside. Okay, the view from the top is still nice, but the displays inside are terrible....More

Thank yapmulder
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Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

We took our family for the first time to this castle. It is a little climb to get up there or you can pay to take an elevator ¥100 adult and ¥50 for kids one way. They are doing construction on the outside. We went...More

Thank Wurmfamily4
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Reviewed November 6, 2017

It was a nice castle located in Saga. There are parking lots nearby, but people with difficulty walking may find this area not easy to reach. At the base of the castle you may opt to take the steps up, which in my estimate is...More

Thank Daphne C
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