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Higo Moat and turret (?)This is near the Karatsu City Hall. From Karatsu Station, it takes about 25 min. to walk to the castle tower.

肥後堀
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Turret (?)
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The turret turned out to be a public toilet...Looked nice enough to photograph, but when I walked around it, it smelled like the toilet it was.
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Higo Moat
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River and castle in the distance
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Bridge to castle城内橋
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Jonai Bridge to castle城内橋
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Jonai Bridge to castle城内橋
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Jonai Bridge to Karatsu Castle城内橋
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Castle tower and outer wall
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Stone wall and high school next to castle
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High school and castle tower
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Steps to castle towerIf you don't want to climb the 231 steps, you can pay to use the elevator.
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Castle tower, reconstructed in 1966.A gift shop is on the left.
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Castle tower
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Castle tower grounds
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Castle markerIt says "Karatsu Castle Site."
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Inside castle tower, a local history museum
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Top floor of castle tower
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Castle tower balcony
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View from castle tower
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Takashima island
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Nishinohama BeachNotice the castle's shadow at the bottom.
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Castle's shadow
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View from castle tower. Also see the video at YouTube.
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View of bridge to the castle
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Yagura-mon Gate, main gate to enter the castle櫓門
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Castle wall and Yagura-mon Gate
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Castle tower
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Castle wall
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Wisteria bed and castle tower
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View of castle from the beach
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Stone wall path parallel to the beach
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Karatsu Higashi High School and castle tower
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Castle mapThe castle is within a park called Maizuru Park. Another name for the castle is "Maizuru Castle."
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Karatsu Castle from the train
 
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