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Karatsu Castle

Travel Information

Karatsu Castle (唐津城) is one of the hilltop castle located in Karatsu, Saga Prefecture. It is the symbol of Karatsu, built in 1608. There are stone walls and moats are remaining in great condition. The main tower was reconstructed in 1966. Because it is located on the top of the hill, it has a great view of Karatsu Bay and Pine Forest of Rainbow that is the special scenic beauty of Japan.

Tourist Info.
There are parking and restroom.
There is an escarator (100 yen)
The Tenshu Tower:
Admission: 410 yen for adult, 200 yen for under junior high.
Time: 9:00 to 17:00
Park opens 24 hours.

Access
0. at Karatsu Station
1. walk north (30 min.)


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Map around Karatsu Castle

Detailed Travel Guide

Karatsu Castle
Type: Hilltop
Built in: 1608 by Terasawa Hirotaka
Class: Reconstructed

The Original constructions of Karatsu Castle began in 1602 and took 7 years to complete. It was built by Terasawa Hirotaka, a former Samurai of Toyotomi Hideyoshi. Some of the construction materials are removed from the abandoned castle of Nagoya. Winged by swooping beaches, the fortress became popularly known as Maizuru-jo "dancing Crane Castle" because of a fancied resemblance toa bird. Following the Terasawa clan, the Okubo clan and later the Matsudaira, Doi, Mizuno and Ogasawara clan became the lords of the castle. In 1877, this castle was abandoned and opened as a park.

There is no historical record that Tenshu Tower was ever exsisted.