A picturesque castle surrounded by the sea. From its castle tower on top of a small hill facing Karatsu Bay, you can view the beautiful curving Nijinomatsubara pine forest. The area around the castle has been opened up as a park where you can enjoy the scenery and flowers there through all four seasons.
The ancient stone wall continuing from Karatsu Castle is a reminder of the Edo Era. The road along the wall going to the Old Takatori Residence has been beloved by the local residents as a quiet walking trail with plenty of atmosphere. Located close to the sea, the sound of waves is pleasant.
This is a luxurious house that was built over 10 years by a wealthy coal baron. The early 20th-century home built over a huge part of land along the coast has been designated as a National Important Cultural Property as a valuable example of modern Japanese architecture.