Former Takatori Residence
"Tastes of JAPAN by ANA" is a regional vitalization project that collaborates with the different prefectures in Japan to present the Land of the Rising Sun in all of its diverse glory.
The former residence of Koreyoshi Takatori, a prominent coal baron who owned Kishima Coal Mine and other mines.
There are two major buildings on the extensive grounds, which cover about 2,300 tsubos (some 7,603 square meters). The grand hall is of a unique style and features a Noh stage. With other outstanding features such as transoms with fretwork depicting flora and fauna and paintings on cedar doors that were the latest in design at the time, visitors can enjoy the grandeur of modern Japanese architecture.
|Name||Former Takatori Residence|
|Address||5-40 Kitajonai, Karatsu-shi, Saga|
|Access||15 minutes on foot from Karatsu Station on the JR Chikuhi Line
8 minutes on foot from Oteguchi Bus Center
|Business Hours||9:30 - 17:00 (last entry at 16:30)|
|Admission||General: 510 yen, Elementary and junior high school students: 250 yen
Groups (20 or more): 20% discount
Audio guide system: 300 yen
|Scheduled holidays||Mondays (open if Monday is a public holiday and closed the next day)|