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Okayama Castle

Travel Guide - Okayama Castle

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Okayama developed as the castle town of Okayama Castle. Okayama Castle was constructed in 1573 by Ukita Hideie. After controlled by Ukita clan and Kobayakawa clan, the castle became the center of the Okayama domain during the Edo Period (1603 - 1868). The castle is famous for the black exterior of the four-storied castle tower, earning the nickname of "U-jo (Crow Castle)."
The Okayama Castle's original castle tower was burnt down during the World War II and the current building was rebuilt in 1966. The inside of the castle tower is a museum which displays many relics of local history. The Bizen-yaki Kobo craft center which also located in the castle tower offers hands-on Bizen pottery making (advanced booking required). The top of the castle tower is an observatory where you can enjoy a panoramic view of Okayama City.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 9:00 - 17:30 *admission until 30 minutes before closing

ClosedClosed

  • December 29 - 31

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • 300 yen (General, Adult)
  • 120 yen (Child)

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 10 minutes walk from Shiroshita Station on the Okayama Electric Tramway Higashiyama Line.

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 2-3-1, Marunochi, Kita-ku Okayama-shi, Okayama, 700-0823

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Bastil @Bastilosaur - 2020-09-30
FPS check in Flight Sim: Okayama -> Himeji Castle -> Tokyo, Nightflight. https://t.co/bKYOYAwaVG
Masterpiece of Japan @JapanTraCul - 2020-09-29
Okayama Castle by Kawase Hasui (1883–1957)

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Japan Experience @JpExperience - 2020-09-25
🇯🇵 Himeji is a city located in the Kansai region of Japan, between Kobe and Okayama. The city is most famous for i… https://t.co/SATpMsPidQ
🏵니키🏵 @Niki_Squad - 2020-09-24
Ni-ki is from Okayama, a capital city in western Japan known for its 16th century Okayama castle and one of the mos… https://t.co/RH28ayZMOb
🏵🤭🏵愛していますSunKi @Niki_Squad - 2020-09-24
Ni-ki is from Okayama, a capital city in western Japan known for its 16th century Okayama castle and one of the mos… https://t.co/RH28ayZMOb
Alfons Van Worden @worden_van - 2020-09-23
@380kmh Okayama is a great place to visit if you haven't been.
Korakuen Garden and Castle are stunning. Also only a… https://t.co/ayJhEufeQI
Camellia Tea Ceremony @camelliakyoto - 2020-09-22
Guarding the north west corner of the castle's middle level, the tower was constructed by the Lord of Okayama Ikeda… https://t.co/tNesqxOdI2
Camellia Tea Ceremony @camelliakyoto - 2020-09-22
One of the most interesting 'moon-viewing pavilions' can be found at Okayama Castle (岡山城). The Tsukimi-yagura (月見櫓… https://t.co/Iq2BPZPLS7
Japan Wonder Travel @JapanWTravel - 2020-09-14
備中松山城(Bitchu Matsuyama Castle) is located in Okayama prefecture. From the end of September to the early April, you… https://t.co/zvQnPmtLLf
We Are Asia @WeAreAsiaTravel - 2020-09-12
If Okayama Castle wasn't already beautiful enough, the addition of these evening illuminations takes it to the next… https://t.co/o9Utp1bRlA
We Are Asia @WeAreAsiaTravel - 2020-09-12
If Okayama Castle wasn't already beautiful enough, the addition of these evening illuminations takes it to the next… https://t.co/o9Utp1bRlA
We Are Asia @WeAreAsiaTravel - 2020-09-12
If Okayama Castle wasn't already beautiful enough, the addition of these evening illuminations takes it to the next… https://t.co/o9Utp1bRlA
zanagawa @zanagawa - 2020-09-10
Okay now I am upset... Sigh a once in a lifetime chance gone! Damm you virus!!! By the way... Okayama has a good sw… https://t.co/pPIfhXM6s5
寿 前田 @maedasan___ - 2020-09-07
Okayama Castle https://t.co/SJic3BoXUr
NooBenjyInJapan @NooBenjyInJapan - 2020-09-06
Okayama Castle https://t.co/HPxUW9F8VL
NooBenjyInJapan @NooBenjyInJapan - 2020-09-06
Okayama Castle https://t.co/X9lTMi5Hg6
Amogh K @Aamogh1515 - 2020-09-05
Himeji and Okayama are not very famous tourist places but they are hidden 💎
These places have many good places lik… https://t.co/7PoCTQCziV
Dan Castellano @ninja_padrino - 2020-09-04
@Bob_OGTB Yeah they’re disrupting my photos of Okayama Castle with their own exercise here🤣 Shoganai... https://t.co/w28N3IhBhG
Dan Castellano @ninja_padrino - 2020-09-04
Okayama Castle might not be the most impressive castle around, but interesting options of kimono fitting and a Bize… https://t.co/c8NN8LEisI
Dan Castellano @ninja_padrino - 2020-09-04
Okayama Korakuen is an expansive garden with views of nearby Okayama Castle https://t.co/SPurZb6UGr
John M Freedman @DrJohnFreedman - 2020-09-04
In Ritsurin Garden in Takamatu (L), the Half Moon Bridge and a ‘borrowed’ Mt. Shuin in the background complete a be… https://t.co/FuFsMo5Mt5
Alef Sheridan Ariel @asarch - 2020-09-03
Okayama Castle https://t.co/s39hizRSCN
shojishingo2009 @shingoshoji2 - 2020-08-30
It is a light-up of Korakuen and Okayama Castle before dark. I like the time when the blue of the sky remains.… https://t.co/EOCzkikfXv
BUFAHAD @BUFAHADKG - 2020-08-29
Okayama castle Japan !! Beautiful ! https://t.co/LLANt01SSw
All About Japan @AllAbout_Japan - 2020-08-28
Perhaps the only thing more beautiful than a castle in Japan is an incredible art installation at a castle in Japan… https://t.co/rmsHEYezJo
Isao Nishikawa @caj88410 - 2020-08-27
Tsuyama Castle, Tsuyama-city, Okayama Pref. .
Only re-constructed 'BITTYU-YAGURA' Building is there.
No main-castle… https://t.co/Ak51KWi6cb
Japan Australia @Japan_Australia - 2020-08-27
An iconic tomcat that serves as the 'lord' of an ancient castle in Okayama Prefecture, western Japan, is trying to… https://t.co/3QwWISyzds
Saki @sakijapanesegal - 2020-08-27
'Cat lord' of Japan castle on duty in heat wave | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News https://t.co/p3c0YwbLJ4 Takahashi City is t… https://t.co/dg3PZdai5V
shojishingo2009 @shingoshoji2 - 2020-08-26
It is a light-up of Okayama Castle, a summer tradition. A lot of young people in yukata were walking. #さくらこまち… https://t.co/4xaJoUrUBw
🍵 @kuji02 - 2020-08-26
Earlier as we enter the gate to okayama castle… ✨✨✨✨✨ https://t.co/6vL2vtfnoK
🍵 @kuji02 - 2020-08-26
Earlier as we enter the gate to okayama castle… ✨✨✨✨✨ https://t.co/6vL2vtfnoK
🍵 @kuji02 - 2020-08-26
Night view of Okayama castle 💜💙✨ https://t.co/RgL2s7CLHs
🍵 @kuji02 - 2020-08-26
Night view of Okayama castle 💜💙✨ https://t.co/RgL2s7CLHs

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