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Nakatsu Castle, Nakatsu

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Nakatsu Castle (中津城, Nakatsu-jō) is a Japanese castle in the city of Nakatsu in Ōita Prefecture. It is known as one of the three mizujiro, or "castles on the sea", in Japan, with Takamatsu Castle in Kagawa Prefecture and Imabari Castle in Ehime Prefecture.
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  • Nakatsu Castle is, beside Fukuzawa Yukichi’s former residence, certainly the main tourist attraction in Nakatsu. However, the exhibit inside is much similar to that of other castles, and there is...  more »
  • Visited Nakatsu Castle on a free day from our Business stay in Nakatsu City. Interesting history and low cost entrance fee. Nice to sample some true Japanese culture during our busy schedule.  more »
  • There is free parking, but this visit is not for those who are handicapped. Otherwise,, it is worth the time and effort to see it. The admission is very reasonable. The way the castle is made is totally different than European castles and is more akin to a guard tower than anything else. If you go, be sure to go behind the stairs of every level. There are hidden things hard to see on nearly every level.
  • I wouldn't recommend this place to people who don't speak or read Japanese. Nothing except the pamphlet was in English and there was no more than a few paragraphs written in it.
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