This kiln-gallery is dedicated to the life and work of the potter (1923–2009) responsible for the revival of Karatsu ware. His work is in the inner gallery.
This 1608 castle (rebuilt 1966) is picturesquely perched on a hill overlooking the sea, and houses antique ceramics, samurai armour and archaeological displays. It's a formidable sight even from the outside. To avoid the climb through the park, Maizuru-kōen, take the outdoor elevator (¥100/50 per adult/child per ride).
Scenic shrine that sponsors the Karatsu Kunchi Matsuri festival.