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Karatsu Castle, Karatsu

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Enjoy a view of the ocean and the city panorama from the top of Karatsu Castle, a landmark of Karatsu constructed in 1602. A must-see if you are in the area, the castle grounds, using the ocean as a natural moat, feature a small park with 100-year-old wisteria trees. The museum inside the castle tells the story of samurai life and local history, displays a substantial collection of pottery and swords. Walk up to the observation deck which, at the end of 200 steps, offers sweeping views of the Bay of Karatsu. The castle lies 3 km (1.8 mi) from Karatsu Beach, making for a nice hike with memorable scenery. To visit Karatsu Castle and other attractions in Karatsu, use our Karatsu online journey planner .
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  • The entrance fee is the value of the view. If you are not Japanese, the content stipulated in the castle is not meaningful. The view is really good. I don't think it's a good idea
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  • Located on the hills of Tangjin, The city of Tangjin is one of the most famous scenic spots in Tangjin, with beautiful views of Tangjin and Hong's Songwon and the city.
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  • Very pretty castle on top of a hill. I went during winter but I saw that the were wisterias vines on the entrance which i can imagine to be quite breathtaking when it blooms. but regardless of the the season the castle is beautiful. It is located on top of a hill surrounded by water. It makes a great photo from the bottom as well as the top.
  • the castle grounds are beautiful. it was a bit difficult to get to the top as we could not find the elevator and ended up taking the stairs (i have a knee injury). on the way down we did find the elevator but it was closed. the castle closes at 17:00 and we were rushed out, but you can enjoy the grounds until 18:00. sunset at the castle was lovely, so depending on what you want to do it may be worth going in the late afternoon.
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