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Address: 2-3-1 Marunouchi, Okayama 700-0823, Okayama Prefecture
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An Average Castle in an Above Average Spot

Okayama castle is located quite close to the main attraction of Okayama, Korakuen Gardens. The castle itself is nothing really special - it is not as nice as nearby Himeji castle... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Okayama, Japan
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Okayama, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Okayama castle is located quite close to the main attraction of Okayama, Korakuen Gardens. The castle itself is nothing really special - it is not as nice as nearby Himeji castle, not as big as Tsuyama castle, nor does it have any really interesting history like Hiroshima castle. The nicest thing about Okayama castle is that there are often events... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Okayama or Ujo (meaning the black crow) castle stands in contrast to the clear blue sky. It was built in 1597 and was destroyed in 1945 during the World War II. The outstanding feature of the castle is the wooden board painted with "kuroshi" lacquer or wood rubber extract mixed with iron powder. The castle was used as a military... More 

Thank Hua M
Taipei, Taiwan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Not like other famous major castle, Okayama Castle is a relatively small castle, but it is special. It's black! Very rare color for a Japanese Castle.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

This castle was rebuilt after being distroyed during the Second World War. It looks stunning from the outside, never would I have guessed that it's 'just' a rebuild! Inside now is a small museum, although I wish they had rebuilt the insides too. The entrance fee is okay. You don't get to see much, but there is a possibility to... More 

Thank TakesPhotosOfBirds
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

Not worth to go unless you have plenty of time in Okayama. The castle was small when compare with others in Japan. Unless you are a castle lover, I suggest you save more time to go other area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

A pleasant walk from Centre and very close the the gardens which are also stunning. The castle is very interesting and you can dress up, play ancient games, have photo opportunities so keeping children and bored adults happy if the many artifacts prove too much. An excellent place to visit and helpful staff explained a cheaper way for over 65s... More 

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Lennox Head, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

While it looks and is magnificent from the outside, the inside of the castle shows the modern construction methods and the lack of any historical worth. It has great views over the gardens and the river but it is only a short visit since the exhibits inside are not very engaging. still, you buy the ticket to both the gardens... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Okayama Castle is well worth your time to visit. It is beautiful, historical, and very well maintained. There is some climbing involved, but the staircases are broken up and you can go slowly.

Thank mckenzie3
Adelaide South Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

The castle is mostly painted black with some contrasting white sections. Due to the black it is sometimes referred to as the crow castle. The original castle, built in the early seventeenth century, was destroyed in the second world war. Not like many reconstructions the outside was built using the original plans. Most other reconstructions were built from pictures. Inside... More 

Thank Kayjohn
Grafton, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

This castle is not as grand as a number of the castles commonly visited in Japan but is certainly worth a visit if you are in the Okayama area. It has a combined ticket with the adjacent gardens although it has a senior's rate that makes it cheaper if you buy separate tickets. As with many of the castle's most... More 

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