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Okayama Castle

2-3-1 Marunouchi, Okayama 700-0823, Okayama Prefecture
+81 86-225-2096
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Replica, but a good one

Interesting how many times it was burnt down, and of course destroyed in WW11 (ship building area... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
David U
Perth, Australia
via mobile
Beautiful black castle

Compared to other castles in Japan, Okayama Castle has a black colour surrounding its architecture... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jakarta, Indonesia
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2-3-1 Marunouchi, Okayama 700-0823, Okayama Prefecture
+81 86-225-2096
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting how many times it was burnt down, and of course destroyed in WW11 (ship building area). The grounds nearby were beautiful, a good walk. Thoroughly enjoyed making our own clay cups (some looked like bowls) out of Bizen Yaki clay, which is pretty famous....More

Thank David U
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Compared to other castles in Japan, Okayama Castle has a black colour surrounding its architecture (while others are mostly in white). I like the surrounding during autumn, it is fulled with red and yellow colours. There is a mini cafe inside of the castle when...More

Thank Endah_Jakarta
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Korakuen Garden and saw the castle as part of the borrowed scenery. After spending about three hours at the garden on our second visit there, we crossed the bridge and walked around the castle courtyard. The grounds are quite compact and we didn’t...More

Thank hfot2
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I enjoyed visiting the castle and nearby area. It was easy to get around the gardens since it was not too crowded. Plenty of opportunities for amazing pictures. Bought ticket entrance to castle and Botanical Garden. There is a rest stop in between. Lunch was...More

Thank Mónica M
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

The castle looks great on the outside and it's right by the the Korakuen Gardens. I recommend just looking at the castle from the outside and not going in since you have to pay.

Thank mingguang_han
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Knowing this castle was a modern reconstruction, we weren't expecting much, however, this turned out to be an excellent excursion. 1. The castle is relatively small but has several interesting displays including famous samurai armor (modern recreations), a palanquin you can take a photo in...More

1  Thank SurfCityScenes
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

As you stroll around the gardens you can see the massive castle watching over you. The dark exterior is eye catching and as you walk closer towards it you begin to notice all the details. The gardens around the castle are lovely and you have...More

Thank 083KAB
Reviewed 20 November 2017

The reconstructed castle and surrounding grounds are quite spectacular. Inside there are multiple levels like a museum detailing the history of the place. Nice view from the top looking out to the river and garden.

Thank Shmarm
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Important to combine visit of Koraku-en garden right across the river. Great impression on Japanese history

Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

A nice and reconstructed citadel like many of them throughout Japan. Worth visiting if you arrive in the city but does not justify special arrival. A visit to the spectacular gardens next to it is definitely a must!

Thank Yaacovkbh
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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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