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Karatsu City

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Karatsu was once a castle town and bustling coal port. Karatsu Castle is the symbol of the town.

The former Takatori Residence and former Karatsu Bank symbolize the development of the coal industry. One can see exquisite floats lined up for the Karatsu Kunchi Festival at the Hikiyama Exhibition Hall.

The rustic look of Karatsu-yaki pottery is beloved by many.

Street address

In Karatsu City

Access

  • Karatsu Castle
    10 minutes by city loop bus (east course) from JR Karatsu Station

    Other
    5-15 minutes on foot from JR Karatsu Station

Opening Hours

9:00 to 17:00

The former Karatsu Bank is open until 18:00.
Nakazato Tarouemon Kiln is open until 17:30.

Closed

In addition to the New Year holiday, the former Takatori Residence is closed Mondays (the following day in case of a public holiday). The Hikiyama Exhibition Hall is closed November 3rd, 4th, and the 1st Tuesday and Wednesday of December. Nakazato Tarouemon Kiln is closed Wednesdays (the following day in case of a public holiday) and the New Year holiday.

Fee

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Best season

Jun., Jul., Aug.

Point

繧ケ繝昴ャ繝亥錐

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