Karatsu Castle (Karatsu-jō) is a Japanese castle located in Karatsu, Saga Prefecture, Japan. It is a hirayama-jō, a castle built on a plains rather than a hill or mountain. At the end of the Edo period, Karatsu castle was home to the Ogasawara clan, daimyo of Karatsu Domain. It was also known as "Dancing Crane Castle" (Maizuru-jō).
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