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305 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 Castle267 views城内橋
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Inside main worship hall, meeting room169 views
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Saga Castle gate165 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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Religious and ceremonial area164 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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Karatsu Shrine163 views
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Inside main worship hall, ancestral prayers156 views
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Exhibition hall156 views
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JR Saga Station149 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.146 views
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Store house for sacred offerings143 viewsSacred offerings for the gods such as sake and silk were made and stored in these huts.
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Burial mounds136 viewsA large clay pot served as the coffin.
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Main worship hall132 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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Corridor125 views
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JR Yoshinogari Koen Station117 views
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Watch tower116 views
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Inside museum114 views
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Museum110 views
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Inside Hikiyama Float Exhibition Hall101 viewsKunchi festival floats are displayed.

曳山展示場
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Castle map98 viewsThe castle is within a park called Maizuru Park. Another name for the castle is "Maizuru Castle."
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Storehouses96 views
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Inside a storehouse95 views
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Higo Moat and turret (?)95 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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Jonai Bridge to castle91 views城内橋
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Nishinohama Beach89 viewsNotice the castle's shadow at the bottom.
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Gofuku-cho shopping arcade88 views
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Map of Karatsu87 views
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Karatsu Castle from the train81 views
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Takashima island79 views
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Karatsu Higashi High School and castle tower76 views
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Inside Furusato Kaikan75 viewsKaratsu-yaki pottery is displayed and sold.
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JR Karatsu Station72 views
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Bridge to castle71 views城内橋
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Wisteria bed and castle tower71 views
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The turret turned out to be a public toilet...70 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 arcade70 views
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View from castle tower69 views
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Castle tower, reconstructed in 1966.68 viewsA gift shop is on the left.
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Sightseeing marker in English67 views
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Furusato Kaikan, next to the station67 views
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Higo Moat66 views
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Castle tower66 views
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Turret (?)65 views
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Castle tower and outer wall65 views
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Jonai Bridge to castle64 views城内橋
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View of castle from the beach64 views
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Kunchi monument at Karatsu Station63 viewsKaratsu's most famous festival is the Hikiyama Kunchi Festival where large floats are paraded around.
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Castle tower balcony62 views
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Castle's shadow62 views
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View of bridge to the castle62 views
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View from castle tower. Also see the video at YouTube.62 views
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River and castle in the distance61 views
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Stone wall path parallel to the beach60 views
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Castle tower59 views
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Top floor of castle tower59 views
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Castle wall and Yagura-mon Gate57 views
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JR Karatsu Station56 views
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Stone wall and high school next to castle55 views
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Castle wall54 views
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Hikiyama Float Exhibition Hall54 views曳山展示場
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Inside castle tower, a local history museum53 views
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Yagura-mon Gate, main gate to enter the castle53 views櫓門
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Castle marker51 viewsIt says "Karatsu Castle Site."
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High school and castle tower50 views
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Steps to castle tower50 viewsIf you don't want to climb the 231 steps, you can pay to use the elevator.
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Castle tower grounds50 views
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