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Karatsu Castle



Karatsu Castle is called Dancing Crane Castle.  Karatsu Castle was built in 1608. This castle

is located facing the sea and is situated in the northern part of Karatsu-city.



It resembles the figure of a bird with its wings spread wide as there is a pine grove extending

left to right and because its donjon is thought to look like the head of a crane.



In spring, the 500 cherry trees and the Wisteria flowers in Karatsu, designated a product of nature by

the city, are in full bloom.



General information  

Address 1-1 Nishi-jonai, Karatsu-city, Saga-prefecture

120 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

60 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city


5 minutes by a vehicle from JR Karatsu station

30 minutes by a vehicle from Yobuko

60 minutes by a vehicle from Saga-city

60 minutes by a vehicle from Takeo-city

50 minutes by a vehicle from Arita


100 minutes by a vehicle from Nagasaki-city

Open hours 9:00 to 17:00
Admission fee No fee is required
Days closed December 29 to 31


 - Karatsu & Yobuko travel guide