Saturday, May 20, 2017

2017 May: Japan: Saga: Karatsu

Karatsu Castle
8-1, Higashi Jonai, Karatsu City, Saga
Castle Admission: Under Construction (May 12, 2017)
Too bad that only few or no travel sites says that there is on-going construction in Karatsu Castle.  No one can get inside the museum, but the castle guides still allow visitors to go-up the stairs or take slanted elevator for 100yen/one-way.
At the top, you get to see azalea and iris with the mountain at the background. 

During May 12 visit, there are no wisteria flower to be found as well.

How to get to Karatsu Castle
Make your way to Karatsu station.  Walk for about 20-25 minutes to Karatsu Castle.  On your way, you can pass by the Old Karatsu Bank

Day Visited: May 12, 2017 Friday

Summary of 5 days itinerary in 2017 Fukuoka Trip:

Places to see
Food and Restaurants
Where to Sleep
Day 1
Karatsu Castle
Old Karatsu Bank
Shopping at Hakata Underground
Yayoi Teishoku Restaurant
Brunch @ Karatsu Station
Hakata Gofukumachi
Hostel Takataniya
Day 2
Wisteria Tunnel in Kawachi Fuji-en
Mojiko Retro
Hostel Takataniya
Day 3
Yanagawa (you can opt for Dazaifu)
Kurume Ishibashi Cultural Center
Our Lady of Victory (Daimyomachi Church)
FUK white mocha coffee
Hanamidori crunchy chicken
Hostel Takataniya
Day 4
Yufuin, Oita
Shopping at Hakata
Shopping at Canal Mall
Milch cheesecake
A La Mode Goemon - Cheese Tart
Blueberry Dango
Hostel Takataniya
Day 5
Temples and Shrines in Gion-Hakata
Nakasu-Kawabata Market
Tenjin Undeground Market
Yoshinoya - Beef rice toppings
Udon Soba with Fish Cakes
Hostel Takataniya