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Karatsu

Interesting
Karatsu
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Interesting
For four centuries, this harbour town has been famous throughout Japan for its pottery. Fired at a very high temperature, the dark coloured ceramics are still produced in many kiln-workshops combined with galleries that enable visitors to admire the craftsmen at work. Perched on a promontory facing the islands and the beach, the castle was built in 1602 by feudal lord Terasawa Hirotaka. The five-storey keep was rebuilt in 1966.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Karatsu

Hizen Nagoya Castle Hizen Nagoya Castle
Hizen Nagoya Castle
Karatsu
1:00
Nakazato Taroemon Kiln Nakazato Taroemon Kiln
Nakazato Taroemon Kiln
Karatsu
0:30
Former Takatori Residence Former Takatori Residence
Former Takatori Residence
Karatsu
1:00
Hikiyama Float Exhibition Hall Hikiyama Float Exhibition Hall
Hikiyama Float Exhibition Hall
Karatsu
Karatsu Castle Karatsu Castle
Karatsu Castle
Karatsu
1:00
Niji-no-Matsubara pine forest Niji-no-Matsubara pine forest
Niji-no-Matsubara pine forest
Karatsu
2:00