Karatsu Castle

Karatsu Castle
Karatsu Castle
Karatsu Castle

The original castle was built in 1608 by Terazawa Hirotaka, the first lord of the Karatsu Domain. The present castle keep tower was newly built in 1966 and you can overlook the Niji No Matsubara Pine Grove and the Karatsu Bay and the downtown area of Karatsu City from the top floor.
It is also well known as a viewing spot of cherry blossoms and wisteria in Spring.

Basic information

Address 8-1, Higashi Jonai, Karatsu City, Saga (佐賀県唐津市東城内8番1号)
Official Name 唐津城
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 available (municipal parking lot)
Less than 1 hour 100 yen
Up to 2 hours 300 yen
Over 2 hours 400 yen
22:00-06:00 300 yen
Cell Phone Battery Charging Unavailable
Wi-fi Availability Available inside the castle tower (Password Required)
Credit Card Acceptance Not accepted
Estimated Time to Enjoy 30min. to 1 Hour
Admission Fee General Fee: 500 yen
Elementary & Junior High School Student Fee: 250 yen
Group Fare (more than 20 persons): 20% discount
Reservation Not necessary
Tobacco Smoking area not available
Foreign Language Support Enjoyable without Understanding Japanese
Brochure in English, Chinese(Traditional and Simplified), Korean
Notes No photography is allowed inside the building for the protection of cultural property.
Photography is allowed at the roof-top observatory and the Tenshukaku castle tower.

The Tenshukaku castle tower in Karatsu Castle reopened after renovation in July, 2017. The allure of history and culture in Karatsu City is exhibited with AR (Augmented Reality) equipment at the new exhibition room for the sightseeing information.

MAPCODE 182 432 019*40


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