Last additions - Karatsu 唐津市
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Map of KaratsuJan 22, 2006
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Furusato Kaikan, next to the stationJan 22, 2006
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Inside Furusato KaikanKaratsu-yaki pottery is displayed and sold.Jan 22, 2006
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Gofuku-cho shopping arcadeJan 22, 2006
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Inside Hikiyama Float Exhibition HallKunchi festival floats are displayed.

曳山展示場
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Gofuku-cho shopping arcadeJan 22, 2006
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Karatsu ShrineJan 22, 2006
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Hikiyama Float Exhibition Hall曳山展示場Jan 22, 2006
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Sightseeing marker in EnglishJan 22, 2006
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JR Karatsu StationJan 22, 2006
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Kunchi monument at Karatsu StationKaratsu's most famous festival is the Hikiyama Kunchi Festival where large floats are paraded around.Jan 22, 2006
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JR Karatsu StationJan 22, 2006
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Karatsu Higashi High School and castle towerJan 22, 2006
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Castle mapThe castle is within a park called Maizuru Park. Another name for the castle is "Maizuru Castle."Jan 22, 2006
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Stone wall path parallel to the beachJan 22, 2006
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Karatsu Castle from the trainJan 22, 2006
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Wisteria bed and castle towerJan 22, 2006
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Castle wall and Yagura-mon GateJan 22, 2006
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View of castle from the beachJan 22, 2006
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Castle towerJan 22, 2006
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View from castle tower. Also see the video at YouTube.Jan 22, 2006
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Yagura-mon Gate, main gate to enter the castle櫓門Jan 22, 2006
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Castle wallJan 22, 2006
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Nishinohama BeachNotice the castle's shadow at the bottom.Jan 22, 2006
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View of bridge to the castleJan 22, 2006
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Takashima islandJan 22, 2006
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Castle's shadowJan 22, 2006
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View from castle towerJan 22, 2006
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Castle tower balconyJan 22, 2006
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Castle markerIt says "Karatsu Castle Site."Jan 22, 2006
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Top floor of castle towerJan 22, 2006
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Inside castle tower, a local history museumJan 22, 2006
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Castle tower groundsJan 22, 2006
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Castle tower, reconstructed in 1966.A gift shop is on the left.Jan 22, 2006
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Castle towerJan 22, 2006
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Steps to castle towerIf you don't want to climb the 231 steps, you can pay to use the elevator.Jan 22, 2006
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Castle tower and outer wallJan 22, 2006
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Stone wall and high school next to castleJan 22, 2006
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High school and castle towerJan 22, 2006
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Jonai Bridge to Karatsu Castle城内橋Jan 22, 2006
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River and castle in the distanceJan 22, 2006
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Jonai Bridge to castle城内橋Jan 22, 2006
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Jonai Bridge to castle城内橋Jan 22, 2006
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Bridge to castle城内橋Jan 22, 2006
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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 (?)Jan 22, 2006
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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.Jan 22, 2006
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Higo MoatJan 22, 2006
 
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