The rein of the Terasawa clan ended after Hirotaka's son Katataka committed suicide in 1647 leaving no heirs. The castle was ruled by five other families until it was dismantled in the Meiji Period. Even though a mock main keep stands on the site today, some say a main keep was never actually built. Theyb only built the foundation for one.
not personally visited. Pictures donated by Raffi.
|English Name||Karatsu Castle|
|Castle Condition||Reconstructed main keep|
|Designations||Next 100 Castles|
|Historical Period||Edo Period|
|Main Keep Structure||5 levels, 5 stories|
|Year Reconstructed||1966 (concrete)|
|Features||main keep, stone walls, castle town|
|Access||Karatsu Sta. (Chikuhi Line, Karatsu Line); 20 minute walk|
|Location||Karatsu, Saga Prefecture|
|Coordinates||33° 27' 12.74" N, 129° 58' 41.48" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2006|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|