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Okayama Castle

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2-3-1 Marunouchi, Okayama 700-0823, Okayama Prefecture
+81 86-225-2096
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There aren’t many places in Japan, where you can sit on a patio and enjoy the historical sights. This is 1 of them! The castle is unique with it’s black color, surrounded by water.

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Also one of my favourite castle in japan. Did not enter the castle because it was raining when we went there. But you can pay to enter the castle.

Thank celestayk
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

This is a must see in Okayama. The size and charm of it is particular. To enter, you have to pay 300yen; 600 yen when you include the garden. We entered the castle, but were disappointed. Empty spaces on every floor. Some artefacts of traditional...More

Thank BeauJeanne
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Okayama castle is one of well maintained historical castle in Japan. Its black color signifies its uniqueness from the other famous castles in Japan. The location is in the city center and very convenient to go to by public transportations. There is discount if you...More

Thank Avril L
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Although this is a replica of the original, it has been built very carefully. There are lots of things to see so that you can learn more about Japanese culture.

Thank Madeleine E
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

We decided to go to Okayama the day before from Hiroshima and could not recommend it enough! The black Castle was stunning! We got a ticket that got is access to the castle and gardens across the river. Gardens were one of the most beautiful...More

Thank k8htaylor
Reviewed 17 July 2018

This castle has a 400-year history but was rebuilt (with great attention to details) in the 1960s, after all but one building (still standing) was destroyed by US air raids in WWI. Interesting historical exhibits (with sufficient English captions). Nice view from the top. Lots...More

Thank Jeff L
Reviewed 25 June 2018

A nice castle you can visit very relaxed. Not many tourists and in the middle of a nice park. A place where you can rest near the river.

Thank Montse A
Reviewed 20 June 2018

This is a rebuilt castle as the original was severely damaged in the war. It’s attractive, easy to get to by tram or bus from Okayama station, and very photogenic. We walked around the exterior where some original material still existed. However, when you photograph...More

Thank TheDoor_isopen
Reviewed 19 June 2018

The volunteers were enthusiastically and sincerely introduced the history of Okayama Castle to foreign visitors. The information were very helpful to understand Okayama.

Thank Reiser W
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Shan B
25 October 2017|
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Response from mabei0123 | Reviewed this property |
Okayama Castle originally made in 1597, was destroyed in the last year of WWII and was rebuilt in 1966. Thus, the original castle like Himeji Castle is a better castle. But Okayama Castle is located on the Asahi River... More
Heidi E
31 January 2015|
Response from LoveJelly |
It might be too late but・・ Only for the sightseeing of the castle. Over 20 people of children costs 100yen. for adults, 300yen per person. There is English brochure. I hope you have(had) fun.
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