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.
|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 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
|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|