Karatsu Castle is the symbol of Karatsu City. It is located north of Karatsu in its urban area. The castle has 5 layers which can be likened to a crane spreading its wings. It is also known as "Maizuru Castle" and is illuminated beautifully at night. Cherry blossoms or wisteria can be seen in the castle grounds depending on the season. Karatsu Castle is a famous tourist attraction which is always packed with people especially during flower blooming seasons.
* Last entry: 4:40PM
Castle entrance fee
Adults (15 years or older): \410
- \400/more than 2hrs
- From train station: 20-minute walk or 5-minute taxi ride from Karatsu Station on the JR Karatsu Line and Chikuhi Line.
- Car: 40-minute drive from Nagasaki Expressway Taku IC
Karatsu Castle homepage (Japanese only)