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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

TweetsTweets

蛯原信行 @ebiproduction - 2019-08-21
A 3-star Michelin traditional garden 後楽園|https://t.co/fn8zcE8SB2
#okayama
#Castle
#Garden
#michelin
#Stars… https://t.co/QSmwl8bxWL
Thomas Van Hoey @Simazhi - 2019-08-19
#Okayama has one of the three top gardens in Japan, #kourakuen #後楽園
Absolutely stunning sunset and surrounding.

We… https://t.co/al7NGpFhVz
Jae Adriana Parmer @shehasstories - 2019-08-18
Greetings from Okayama city! 👋🏽🍑

This city is filled with so many helpful people that have given me tips and recom… https://t.co/h4hHAucrM1
Namiko @NamikoNishida - 2019-08-18
@shehasstories Welcome to Momotaro, a famous Japanese old tale. 🐕🐒🕊👹
My hometown of Okayama peaches and muscat grap… https://t.co/Q4t9CZF5VM
The boring death @TheBoringDeath - 2019-08-17
The Okayama castle 😍😍😍

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#okayama #okayamacastle #castle #crow #crowncastle #thecrow #dark… https://t.co/hXGGywAEfJ
Kristine Ohkubo @AuthorKristineO - 2019-08-16
A visit to #Okayama Prefecture would not be complete without a stopover at Okayama Castle, nicknamed #Crow_Castle b… https://t.co/rNkPgrLk1U
JapanTravelBug @japantravelbug - 2019-08-15
#岡山城 #Okayama Castle https://t.co/WfemCeEKk3
JapanTravelBug @japantravelbug - 2019-08-15
#岡山城 #Okayama Castle https://t.co/WfemCeEKk3
emrah yalcinalp @uzakkuzey - 2019-08-13
With unbelievable Korakuen (garden) that has been available for night experience for a while next to it, Okayama ca… https://t.co/iWpL9FUhTV
Conor King @conorkingIRU - 2019-08-10
Okayama Castle - looks in good condition because it was rebuilt in 1966, after WW2 bomb demolished most of what had… https://t.co/l3mOCJUStN
Conor King @conorkingIRU - 2019-08-10
Okayama Castle - looks in good condition because it was rebuilt in 1966, after WW2 bomb demolished most of what had… https://t.co/l3mOCJUStN
Conor King @conorkingIRU - 2019-08-10
Okayama Castle - looks in good condition because it was rebuilt in 1966, after WW2 bomb demolished most of what had… https://t.co/l3mOCJUStN
Conor King @conorkingIRU - 2019-08-10
Okayama Castle - looks in good condition because it was rebuilt in 1966, after WW2 bomb demolished most of what had… https://t.co/l3mOCJUStN
Conor King @conorkingIRU - 2019-08-10
Okayama Castle - looks in good condition because it was rebuilt in 1966, after WW2 bomb demolished most of what had… https://t.co/l3mOCJUStN
Lonely Frog🐸 @a_lonely_frog - 2019-08-06
Castle #BuenasNoches #okayama https://t.co/heNQITaEdu
OVCA_eng @OVCA_eng - 2019-08-05
Light Art
Aug. 9 (Fri.) to Aug. 11 (Sun.)
Venue: The grounds in front of the main tower of Okayama Castle
Light Art… https://t.co/m7IKSaH81T
Rob*Fox 64 🎮🇯🇵🗾 @Rob64Games - 2019-08-03
Nijojo Castle with it's ornate & gorgeous interior art & design along with surrounding flora made me feel like I wa… https://t.co/rFhFtsGmtb
Rob*Fox 64 🎮🇺🇲🙏🏾 @Rob64Games - 2019-08-03
Nijojo Castle with it's ornate & gorgeous interior art & design along with surrounding flora made me feel like I wa… https://t.co/rFhFtsGmtb
パイアール・ジョージ @ebakoshi - 2019-08-02
Castle of Japan
Okayama Castle

#photography #photo #photos #picture #pictures #pic #pics #snapshot #art #beautiful… https://t.co/tWi0rte870
OVCA_eng @OVCA_eng - 2019-07-29
Okayama Momotaro Festival
Aug. 2 (Fri.) to Aug. 4 (Sun.)
Date and Venue: Aug. 2 (Fri.) to Aug. 3 (Sat.): Ujo Summer… https://t.co/bZZpPFokU9
OVCA_eng @OVCA_eng - 2019-07-29
This year, the Ujo Summer Festival will be held in place of the usual fireworks event, with Okayama Castle decorated by projection mapping.
Nami @justonecookbook - 2019-07-26
Day 3 in #Okayama! We visited Okayama Korakuen, one of the 3 Great Gardens of Japan. It’s a beautiful Japanese gard… https://t.co/ARhfN42j6C
OVCA_eng @OVCA_eng - 2019-07-24
Summer Garden Illumination & Castle Illumination
Aug. 1 (Thu.) to Aug. 31 (Sat.)
Venue: Okayama Korakuen Garden & O… https://t.co/xp5lz9kLMd
Brie Blade @BrieBlade - 2019-07-21
First full day in Okayama! Evening adventure.
I went on an evening walk to explore the area. Managed to get to see… https://t.co/fEBX2vC7Qz
パイアール・ジョージ @ebakoshi - 2019-07-19
Castle of Japan
Okayama Castle

#photography #photo #photos #picture #pictures #pic #pics #snapshot #art #beautiful… https://t.co/qjdAe4iCej
パイアール・ジョージ @ebakoshi - 2019-07-18
Castle of Japan
Okayama Castle

#photography #photo #photos #picture #pictures #pic #pics #snapshot #art #beautiful… https://t.co/6JFAuq00SI
パイアール・ジョージ @ebakoshi - 2019-07-18
Castle of Japan
Okayama Castle

#photography #photo #photos #picture #pictures #pic #pics #snapshot #art #beautiful… https://t.co/I8MBlg0h35
パイアール・ジョージ @ebakoshi - 2019-07-18
Castle of Japan
Okayama Castle

#photography #photo #photos #picture #pictures #pic #pics #snapshot #art #beautiful… https://t.co/IjJFZ8Jc8p
パイアール・ジョージ @ebakoshi - 2019-07-18
Castle of Japan
Okayama Castle

#photography #photo #photos #picture #pictures #pic #pics #snapshot #art #beautiful… https://t.co/RKhbYVTPGk
パイアール・ジョージ @ebakoshi - 2019-07-18
Castle of Japan
Okayama Castle

#photography #photo #photos #picture #pictures #pic #pics #snapshot #art #beautiful… https://t.co/T7TKqPShek

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Information
Basic information about traveling to Okayama Castle.
Opening Hours
Opening hours of Okayama Castle.
Closed
Closed days or periods of Okayama Castle.
Price / Entrance Fee
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Access / Public Transport
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Related Links
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Address / Location
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Recommended
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