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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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Ashtom aka Alexandre Thomas 🇯🇵 @ashtom_gva - 2019-06-19
Bridge near Okayama Castle https://t.co/jnwcObW7c1 https://t.co/Y5QYW0JiCl
Tim Moore @Tinnogo - 2019-06-17
Okayama Castle. Fun fact- if you play king of the castle here, winner gets a year supply of Takoyaki.
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Japan Community @japancommunity - 2019-06-08
This gorgeous #anmitsu (a bowl of sweet red bean paste, white rice dumplings, green tea ice cream and fruits in syr… https://t.co/zMb0DRztdS
Sara Dilliplane @Sdilliplane - 2019-06-07
View of Okayama Castle at dusk. More travel drawings on my blog: my blog: https://t.co/NchoZnjTyp
#travelsketchbook… https://t.co/liBkoIVOJr
Darren Dunn @WheelsUpDDD - 2019-06-05
Another day attempting work/life balence. I can't resist a good hat. #tourismlife #DDDTreks @ Okayama Castle https://t.co/jZt2KmMv8i
Darren Dunn @WheelsUpDDD - 2019-06-05
Having some laughs inside our swan shaped peddle boat. Last day in #Okayama. The dance is over, time to make our wa… https://t.co/cCvl0APAHv
Charles Vick @CharlesVick27 - 2019-06-04
@OneMoreGuyjin Nice place plenty of reference to Momotaro. I have been there twice, I visited its black Okayama Cas… https://t.co/0a6j08zWPI
Hamish Downie @hamishdownie - 2019-06-04
@OneMoreGuyjin I've passed through Okayama. I went to the castle, and had a great time. Hope to go back someday
Mike Kato @mikekato - 2019-06-04
@kevinmeyerson @OneMoreGuyjin Kurashiki is fantastic. The area known as “bikanchiku” is a delight. The old, Edo era… https://t.co/Njwqtd9q3E
Ngee The Kitsune Dandy @DandyKitsune - 2019-06-04
@OneMoreGuyjin Okayama to see the castle an the beautifull koen. And of course it's clsoe to Kurashiki and Onomichi… https://t.co/oZiWgDD5Me
One More Guyjin @OneMoreGuyjin - 2019-06-04
@FilmEssaying If you do let me know! I can give you some recommendations! Honestly you can see quite a lot of Okaya… https://t.co/rQzZf65lb9
Scott G. Stanat @scottstanat - 2019-06-04
@OneMoreGuyjin Worked for a big eikaiwa based in Okayama, so went there many times. Also Got lost in the undergroun… https://t.co/FxYuytx07Q
Nyaruko☀️Zarf @Zarf__ - 2019-06-03
Spent most of my day west of Osaka, visiting Okayama Castle, Korakuen Garden (also in Okayama), Hijime Castle, and… https://t.co/KNAXvxiKkg
Nyaruko☀️Zarf (Returning from 🇯🇵) @Zarf__ - 2019-06-03
Spent most of my day west of Osaka, visiting Okayama Castle, Korakuen Garden (also in Okayama), Hijime Castle, and… https://t.co/KNAXvxiKkg
Nyaruko🌸Zarf @ 🇯🇵 (Nikko) @Zarf__ - 2019-06-03
Spent most of my day west of Osaka, visiting Okayama Castle, Korakuen Garden (also in Okayama), Hijime Castle, and… https://t.co/KNAXvxiKkg
Nyaruko🌸Zarf @ 🇯🇵 (Osaka) @Zarf__ - 2019-06-03
Spent most of my day west of Osaka, visiting Okayama Castle, Korakuen Garden (also in Okayama), Hijime Castle, and… https://t.co/KNAXvxiKkg
Nyaruko🌸Zarf @ 🇯🇵 (Tokyo (again)) @Zarf__ - 2019-06-03
Spent most of my day west of Osaka, visiting Okayama Castle, Korakuen Garden (also in Okayama), Hijime Castle, and… https://t.co/KNAXvxiKkg
Dan Graham @DanGraham14 - 2019-05-28
Some views of our Bullet Train trip to Okayama and the Okayama Castle and my morning run by the Asahigawa River https://t.co/xQmLVQWvTi
Dave Newman @DaveNewmanArt - 2019-05-27
I went to Okayama castle and it was amazing, and the Korakuen gardens blew me away. I wanted to sit there till the… https://t.co/SurmTQoijg
Dave Newman @DaveNewmanArt - 2019-05-27
I went to Okayama castle and it was amazing, and the Korakuen gardens blew me away. I wanted to sit there till the… https://t.co/SurmTQoijg
Luka @LukasTreeHouse - 2019-05-26
Oikawa: I don’t wanna take a picture with the crow castle!
Iwaizumi: It’s just a nickname.
Oikawa: So what!?
Iwaiz… https://t.co/yVSKIxDAWY
Taro Shiga @OncoCard_Ganken - 2019-05-25
#Matsuyama city, Japan. Beautiful city!
#Tram and tasty Orange, and the #Matsuyama_castle constructed on top of a… https://t.co/pPi4F9yjn4
神戸の月の灯り. @Kobe2020117 - 2019-05-24
The Japanese Garden '#OkayamaKorakuen'.
🏯Okayama-jo Castle is a certain traditional Japanese garden. The experience… https://t.co/ZP6YhENzdF
西日本豪雨復興支援from関西 @kurashiki0709 - 2019-05-24
The Japanese Garden '#OkayamaKorakuen'.
🏯Okayama-jo Castle is a certain traditional Japanese garden. The experience… https://t.co/bsVHOYTpMP
Elaine Tan @jazz_in_april - 2019-05-22
#throwback 3 May 2019 - Glimpse from the window of Okayama Castle #okayama #japan #travel #traveller… https://t.co/NzGAFcQayA
Tochigi Soccer Club INTL @tsc_intl - 2019-05-20
TSC have won 5, drawn 4, and lost 8 matches against Fagiano Okayama, the next opponent. Captain Fujiwara and midfie… https://t.co/NAIjSa7XKa
Gülsen @gsirma - 2019-05-19
Okayama Castle in Morning, 1955 https://t.co/ZCeJm0nsp8
みゆき@早くライヴ行きたい💧🥺 @loveBaymaxlove - 2019-05-13
OKAYAMA castle🏯 https://t.co/ZIQXUoHSnU
Justin Lee @justinleesg - 2019-05-12
Okayama Castle. It’s really small. #okayama #travel @ Okayama Castle https://t.co/fF8K6imyUF
Ânia Marcos @ania_marcos - 2019-05-06
Sketching the Okayama Castle from a really nice snack bar near the lake. Drink & Draw with a twist of Azuki Soup wi… https://t.co/xgvaynzp5z
Ken@Travel Attendant🇯🇵 @KenyattaKNYHan1 - 2019-05-05
Crow Castle-Okayama Castle

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#Japan #Okayama #castles #Osaka #kyoto #Japanguide #tokyo… https://t.co/zbtkDA2x05

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