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Karatsu Shrine, Karatsu

#5 of 16 in Historic Sites in Karatsu
Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Religious Site
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  • Karatsu shrine is well known for its Kunchi festival. This time, I went there not for the festival, but just passed by as I went to Karatsu castle for Hanami. A white Torii gate at the entrance is...  more »
  • This year karatsu shrine held the big autumn annual festival starting on the evening on November 2nd and concluding on the 4th A major feature of this festival are the floats called “hikiyama,” which....  more »
  • Nothing special on this shrine, but it’s the most important in the city
  • visited twice! the first time i visited because of yuri on ice, and the second time was karatsu kunchi. i recommend staying away during kunchi if you dislike crowds, because kunchi draws 500,000 people to karatsu and to the shrine. if you want the full kunchi experience though, you should go for it.

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