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329 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 Castle292 views城内橋
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Karatsu Shrine185 views
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Inside main worship hall, meeting room179 views
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Religious and ceremonial area174 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 gate173 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 prayers167 views
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Exhibition hall164 views
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JR Saga Station157 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.154 views
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Store house for sacred offerings153 viewsSacred offerings for the gods such as sake and silk were made and stored in these huts.
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Burial mounds146 viewsA large clay pot served as the coffin.
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Main worship hall141 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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Corridor133 views
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JR Yoshinogari Koen Station127 views
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Watch tower126 views
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Inside museum125 views
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Museum120 views
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Inside Hikiyama Float Exhibition Hall109 viewsKunchi festival floats are displayed.

曳山展示場
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Castle map108 viewsThe castle is within a park called Maizuru Park. Another name for the castle is "Maizuru Castle."
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Storehouses106 views
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Higo Moat and turret (?)106 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 storehouse105 views
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Jonai Bridge to castle101 views城内橋
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Nishinohama Beach99 viewsNotice the castle's shadow at the bottom.
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Gofuku-cho shopping arcade96 views
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Map of Karatsu95 views
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Karatsu Castle from the train91 views
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Takashima island88 views
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Karatsu Higashi High School and castle tower86 views
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View from castle tower85 views
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Inside Furusato Kaikan83 viewsKaratsu-yaki pottery is displayed and sold.
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Bridge to castle81 views城内橋
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Wisteria bed and castle tower81 views
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The turret turned out to be a public toilet...80 viewsLooked nice enough to photograph, but when I walked around it, it smelled like the toilet it was.
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JR Karatsu Station80 views
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Castle tower, reconstructed in 1966.78 viewsA gift shop is on the left.
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Gofuku-cho shopping arcade78 views
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Turret (?)77 views
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Higo Moat76 views
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Castle tower76 views
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Castle tower and outer wall75 views
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Sightseeing marker in English75 views
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Furusato Kaikan, next to the station75 views
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Jonai Bridge to castle74 views城内橋
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View of castle from the beach74 views
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Castle tower balcony72 views
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View of bridge to the castle72 views
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View from castle tower. Also see the video at YouTube.72 views
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River and castle in the distance71 views
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Castle's shadow71 views
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Kunchi monument at Karatsu Station71 viewsKaratsu's most famous festival is the Hikiyama Kunchi Festival where large floats are paraded around.
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Stone wall path parallel to the beach70 views
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Castle tower69 views
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Top floor of castle tower69 views
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Castle wall and Yagura-mon Gate67 views
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Stone wall and high school next to castle65 views
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Castle wall64 views
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JR Karatsu Station64 views
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Inside castle tower, a local history museum63 views
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Yagura-mon Gate, main gate to enter the castle63 views櫓門
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Hikiyama Float Exhibition Hall62 views曳山展示場
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Castle marker61 viewsIt says "Karatsu Castle Site."
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Castle tower grounds60 views
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High school and castle tower59 views
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Steps to castle tower59 viewsIf you don't want to climb the 231 steps, you can pay to use the elevator.
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