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Former Takatori Residence

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
Web Sites https://www.karatsu-kankou.jp/en/spots/detail/195/
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)
Inquiries TEL: 0955-75-0289
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)

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