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Address: Ninocho Hommaru, Nakatsu 871-0050, Oita Prefecture
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+81 979-22-3651
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

Nakatsu castle tower is a museum of the Okudaira family, who were...

Nakatsu castle tower is a museum of the Okudaira family, who were hereditary vassals of the Tokugawa family.

Priceless heirlooms such as; a weapon that was used at the battle of Nagashino; armor and battle coats passed down and worn by successive generations; and writing in Tokugawa Ieyasu's own hand can be viewed by the general public.

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educating exhibition

This castle was the center of the former feudal domain Nakatsu and the seat of the Okudaira clan. The central tower houses an educating exhibition on the local history of Nakatsu... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2016
Fukuoka, Japan
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Taipei, Taiwan
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389 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

The castle was around 15 minutes of way away from the Nakatsu Station. And the entrance fee was 400 yen per adult. Beside the castle was the Nakatsu river. Therefore, the top of the castle overlooked great view of the river. The castle was 5-story. From afar, it looked quite magnificent. Around the castle there were somehow several Japanese shrines.

3 Thank Bestlambert
Fukuoka, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

This castle was the center of the former feudal domain Nakatsu and the seat of the Okudaira clan. The central tower houses an educating exhibition on the local history of Nakatsu which was one of the important ports during the Edo period.

2 Thank japanfan2016
Canberra, Australia
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015

This was a great place to visit along with nearby Kitsuki. The cherry blossoms made it all worthwhile. Interesting temple area to explore.

2 Thank Paul E
Hong Kong, China
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2015

I went there at the end of March 2015. Unlucky, the sakura just started to bloom. I am sure it will be very nice during cherry blossom. However, it is still a nice place for phototaking of the entire castle because the back of the castle is very clear. I went there at night and in the morning afterwards. Nakatsu... More 

2 Thank alexchwoo
Mannheim, Germany
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2014 via mobile

I went to Nakatsu Castle on one of the town festival in early May. There were some samurai outfits and a tons of traditional activities took place in the castle area. The castle was not so big but the content in the museum was rich.

3 Thank BluePhoenix1908
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2013

Nakatsu Castle has a majestic and state façade that makes for lovely pictures against the deep blue skies. On the inside, it can get a little boring though if you are not a serious history buff or artifacts kind of person. A lot of stuff are in Japanese anyway. You should be able to cover most parts within an hour.... More 

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