This castle was built in 1608 by Terazawa Hirotaka, the first lord of the Karatsu Domain. The present castle keep tower was built in 1966 to represent the original. The top floor of the castle commands Nijino Matsubara (pine woods), Karatsu Bay and the downtown area of Karatsu City. It is also well known as a viewing spot of cherry blossoms and wisteria in Spring.
|Address||8-1, Higashi Jonai, Karatsu City, Saga (佐賀県唐津市東城内8番1号)|
|Closed||December 29th - 31st|
|Opening Hours||9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Admission is Until 4:40 PM
* Hours may vary by season.
|Access||20 Min. Walk / 7 Min. Drive from JR Karatsu Station
15 Min. Walk from Karatsu Bus Center
|Parking Availability||Pay Parking is available in the vicinity.
From 6:00 AM until 10:00 PM
100 Yen for 1 Hour or less
300 Yen for 1 and up to 2 hours
400 Yen for 2 Hours and Up
300 Yen from 10 PM until 6 AM
|Cell Phone Battery Charging||Unavailable|
|Wi-fi Availability||Available at Some Areas (Password Not Required)|
|Credit Card Acceptance||Unaccepted|
|Estimated Time to Enjoy||30 Min. to 1 Hour|
|Admission Fee||Adults (15 yrs and up) 410 Yen
Children (4 and up to 14 yrs) 200 Yen
20% Discount for a Group of 20 or more
Children Rate Applies to Junior High School Students
|Tobacco||Only in Designated Area|
|Foreign Language Support||Enjoyable without Understanding Japanese
Brochure in English, Chinese and Korean
|Notes||No photography is allowed inside the building for the protection of cultural property.
Photography is allowed at the roof-top observatory and of the Tenshukaku castle tower.
The Tenshukaku tower of Karatsu Castle will be closed for maintenance during the following period.
Closing Period: October 2nd, 2016 thru Summer of 2017 (Until the Reopening Day)
Maizuru Park is open for strolling and sightseeing.