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Karatsu

3.8
Castles · Historic Sites · Beaches
The coastal city of Karatsu has long held importance for trade with China and the Korean Peninsula. Though it has a history of whaling, the city now profits primarily from its earthenware products, and trips to pottery studios rank highly on most trips to Karatsu. Acting as a gateway to the rural peninsula, the city provides a base for explorations of the natural attractions and remote historic sites, including the impressive coastline and ancient ruins hidden among the hills of the interior. Plan your vacation with our Japan road trip site and discover the best things to do in Karatsu.
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Hidden gems in Karatsu

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Castle
Karatsu Castle
3.7
Duration: 1 hour
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Beach
Nijino Matsubara
3.9
Duration: 1 hour
Water Body
Nanatsugama Caves
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
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Historic Site
Former Takatori House
4.4
Duration: 1 hour

Side trips from Karatsu

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Theme Park
Huis Ten Bosch Sasebo
3.6
Duration: 8 hours
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History Museum
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum Nagasaki
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
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Garden
Glover Garden Nagasaki
4.1
Duration: 1 hour
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Church
Ōura Church Nagasaki
3.4
Duration: 4 hours

Popular things to do in Karatsu

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Observation Deck
Mt. Kagamiyama West Observation Deck
4.4
Duration: 1 hour
Ranch
Suginohara Hobokujo
4.6
Duration: 1 hour
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Historic Site
Nagoya Castle Ruins
4.1
Duration: 1 hour
Garden
Cherry Trees in Kagamiyama
4.5
Duration: 1 hour

Nature in Karatsu

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Waterfall
Kannon Falls
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Waterfall
Mikaerino-taki
4.1
Duration: 1 hour
Valley
Kashibaru Bog
3.9
Duration: 1 hour
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Island
Kakara Island
3.8
Duration: 1 hour

Historic Sites in Karatsu

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Religious Site
Kagami Shrine
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes
Religious Site
Kinshoji Temple
4.1
Duration: 1 hour
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Religious Site
Tashima Shrine
4.0
Duration: 1 hour
Historic Site
Historial Remains of Kishitake Old Kiln
4.0
Duration: 1 hour

Shopping in Karatsu

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Flea Market
Yobuko Daiba Minato Plaza
4.4
Duration: 1 hour
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Flea Market
Yobuko Morning Market
3.1
Duration: 1 hour
Gift & Specialty Shop
Karatsu Umakamon Market
4.2
Duration: 30 minutes
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Ichibankan
4.0
Duration: 1 hour

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