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319 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 Castle281 views城内橋
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Karatsu Shrine179 views
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Inside main worship hall, meeting room174 views
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Religious and ceremonial area169 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 gate169 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 prayers162 views
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Exhibition hall160 views
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JR Saga Station153 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.150 views
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Store house for sacred offerings148 viewsSacred offerings for the gods such as sake and silk were made and stored in these huts.
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Burial mounds141 viewsA large clay pot served as the coffin.
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Main worship hall137 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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Corridor129 views
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JR Yoshinogari Koen Station122 views
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Watch tower121 views
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Inside museum120 views
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Museum115 views
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Inside Hikiyama Float Exhibition Hall105 viewsKunchi festival floats are displayed.

曳山展示場
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Castle map103 viewsThe castle is within a park called Maizuru Park. Another name for the castle is "Maizuru Castle."
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Storehouses101 views
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Higo Moat and turret (?)101 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 storehouse100 views
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Jonai Bridge to castle96 views城内橋
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Nishinohama Beach94 viewsNotice the castle's shadow at the bottom.
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Gofuku-cho shopping arcade92 views
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Map of Karatsu91 views
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Karatsu Castle from the train86 views
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Takashima island84 views
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Karatsu Higashi High School and castle tower81 views
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View from castle tower80 views
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Inside Furusato Kaikan79 viewsKaratsu-yaki pottery is displayed and sold.
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Bridge to castle76 views城内橋
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Wisteria bed and castle tower76 views
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JR Karatsu Station76 views
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The turret turned out to be a public toilet...75 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 arcade74 views
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Castle tower, reconstructed in 1966.73 viewsA gift shop is on the left.
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Turret (?)72 views
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Higo Moat71 views
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Castle tower71 views
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Sightseeing marker in English71 views
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Furusato Kaikan, next to the station71 views
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Castle tower and outer wall70 views
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Jonai Bridge to castle69 views城内橋
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View of castle from the beach69 views
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Castle tower balcony67 views
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Castle's shadow67 views
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View of bridge to the castle67 views
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View from castle tower. Also see the video at YouTube.67 views
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Kunchi monument at Karatsu Station67 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 distance66 views
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Stone wall path parallel to the beach65 views
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Castle tower64 views
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Top floor of castle tower64 views
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Castle wall and Yagura-mon Gate62 views
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Stone wall and high school next to castle60 views
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JR Karatsu Station60 views
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Castle wall59 views
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Inside castle tower, a local history museum58 views
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Yagura-mon Gate, main gate to enter the castle58 views櫓門
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Hikiyama Float Exhibition Hall58 views曳山展示場
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Castle marker56 viewsIt says "Karatsu Castle Site."
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High school and castle tower55 views
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Steps to castle tower55 viewsIf you don't want to climb the 231 steps, you can pay to use the elevator.
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Castle tower grounds55 views
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