Most viewed - SAGA 佐賀県
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Saga Castle palace, rebuilt in 2004 after 3 years of construction. 佐賀城本丸歴史館322 viewsThis is a magnificent and accurate reconstruction of the palace built by the 11th Saga lord, Nabeshima Naomasa, in 1838 after a fire razed the castle.
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Jonai Bridge to Karatsu Castle284 views城内橋
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Karatsu Shrine182 views
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Inside main worship hall, meeting room176 views
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Religious and ceremonial area171 viewsYoshinogari is a huge historical park near Yoshinogari Koen Station on the JR Nagasaki Line, not too far from Saga Station.

The park consists of a number of areas, each having a distinct function. This area has buildings used for religious ceremonies.
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Saga Castle gate171 viewsThis is pretty much the only building left of Saga Castle. Otherwise, there are stone walls and moats.

Saga Castle was completed in 1611 when the first lord, Nabeshima Katsushige moved in. The castle experienced major fires in 1726 and 1835.
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Inside main worship hall, ancestral prayers164 views
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Exhibition hall162 views
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JR Saga Station155 viewsSaga Castle is a short bus ride from Saga Station.
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In Japanese, it is called the Saga-jo Honmaru Rekishikan. It is a ridiculously spacious historical museum.152 views
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Store house for sacred offerings150 viewsSacred offerings for the gods such as sake and silk were made and stored in these huts.
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Burial mounds143 viewsA large clay pot served as the coffin.
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Main worship hall139 viewsThis is the largest structure with three floors. One was used for ancestral worship and another floor was used for important meetings.
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Corridor131 views
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JR Yoshinogari Koen Station124 views
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Watch tower123 views
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Inside museum122 views
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Museum117 views
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Inside Hikiyama Float Exhibition Hall107 viewsKunchi festival floats are displayed.

曳山展示場
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Castle map105 viewsThe castle is within a park called Maizuru Park. Another name for the castle is "Maizuru Castle."
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Storehouses103 views
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Higo Moat and turret (?)103 viewsThis is near the Karatsu City Hall. From Karatsu Station, it takes about 25 min. to walk to the castle tower.

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Inside a storehouse102 views
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Jonai Bridge to castle98 views城内橋
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Nishinohama Beach96 viewsNotice the castle's shadow at the bottom.
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Gofuku-cho shopping arcade94 views
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Map of Karatsu93 views
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Karatsu Castle from the train88 views
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Takashima island86 views
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Karatsu Higashi High School and castle tower83 views
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View from castle tower82 views
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Inside Furusato Kaikan81 viewsKaratsu-yaki pottery is displayed and sold.
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Bridge to castle78 views城内橋
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Wisteria bed and castle tower78 views
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JR Karatsu Station78 views
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The turret turned out to be a public toilet...77 viewsLooked nice enough to photograph, but when I walked around it, it smelled like the toilet it was.
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Gofuku-cho shopping arcade76 views
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Castle tower, reconstructed in 1966.75 viewsA gift shop is on the left.
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Turret (?)74 views
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Higo Moat73 views
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Castle tower73 views
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Sightseeing marker in English73 views
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Furusato Kaikan, next to the station73 views
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Castle tower and outer wall72 views
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Jonai Bridge to castle71 views城内橋
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View of castle from the beach71 views
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Castle tower balcony69 views
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Castle's shadow69 views
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View of bridge to the castle69 views
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View from castle tower. Also see the video at YouTube.69 views
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Kunchi monument at Karatsu Station69 viewsKaratsu's most famous festival is the Hikiyama Kunchi Festival where large floats are paraded around.
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River and castle in the distance68 views
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Stone wall path parallel to the beach67 views
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Castle tower66 views
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Top floor of castle tower66 views
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Castle wall and Yagura-mon Gate64 views
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Stone wall and high school next to castle62 views
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JR Karatsu Station62 views
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Castle wall61 views
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Inside castle tower, a local history museum60 views
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Yagura-mon Gate, main gate to enter the castle60 views櫓門
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Hikiyama Float Exhibition Hall60 views曳山展示場
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Castle marker58 viewsIt says "Karatsu Castle Site."
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High school and castle tower57 views
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Steps to castle tower57 viewsIf you don't want to climb the 231 steps, you can pay to use the elevator.
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Castle tower grounds57 views
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