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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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SetouchiCityStory @CitySetouchi - 2018-12-16
Rocks from Maejima island were sent to build Osaka castle & other fortresses across Japan #setouchicity #heritage… https://t.co/HX15ZHCdAU
SetouchiCityStory @CitySetouchi - 2018-12-16
Rocks from Maejima island were sent to build Osaka castle & other fortresses across Japan #setouchicity #heritage… https://t.co/HX15ZHCdAU
Thanks Japan.com @thxjpn - 2018-12-10
Speaking of Kanazawa’s sightseeing spot is Kenrokuen. It is one of the three great gardens of Japan, along with Kai… https://t.co/6QAo52ami5
nozomi_eng @nonnonhope_eng - 2018-12-09
@SnowPeterRabbit Hi I didn't know about the other name so I looked it up. Okayama castle seem to be U- jo or Kinnu-… https://t.co/YuXeyTFBvW
nozomi_eng @nonnonhope_eng - 2018-12-09
Another views of Okayama castle. I wanted to look around Kourakuen but I didn't have enough time. https://t.co/g6bslOKX2t
nozomi_eng @nonnonhope_eng - 2018-12-09
It is cloudy in Okayama city. I have time until erhu lesson so I came to see Okayama castle. https://t.co/KeCQxdVfEi
Isuka @isukavstheworld - 2018-12-08
Day 275

Okayama Castle, known as the Crow Castle because of its black color. The fact there was a lot of crows fly… https://t.co/OYp0HJQTVl
Japan Australia @Japan_Australia - 2018-12-02
Korakuen in Okayama City is one of the three Great Gardens of Japan. The classical Edo-period samurai strolling gar… https://t.co/NYgrRsEBYp
Masterpiece of Japan @JapanTraCul - 2018-12-02
'Okayama Castle' by Kawase Hasui (1883-1957) https://t.co/KruFKpNWeh
Keith Eldridge @keithjeldridge - 2018-11-26
I went to Okayama for a Tai Chi test over the weekend. I got to visit the Okayama Castle and the beautiful Korakuen… https://t.co/9xx5l7QLx6
Masterpiece of Japan @JapanTraCul - 2018-11-26
Okayama Castle and Korakuen Garden with Autumn Leaves https://t.co/lZkmiTRM9L
kie ❤️ @Hikkiee - 2018-11-25
only 45 minute by shinkansen from osaka u can reach OKAYAMA ,~ okayama is the capital of okayama perfecture , the c… https://t.co/E5pkCJqeah
TANAKArpenters @TANAKArpenters - 2018-11-23
So far so good! Part2

Naoshima, Okayama Castle, Kourakuen(one of big three beautiful park in Japan) @ Okayama Cast… https://t.co/wYDVpuDJgK
kie ❤️ @Hikkiee - 2018-11-22
came for the 1st time to OKAYAMA ~ if u want to runaway from the crowded tourist in kyoto/ osaka just came to this… https://t.co/90cCDf7b8v
Two-storey flat store @j_creat - 2018-11-21
okayama castle is light up. https://t.co/V6N4BlfjBu
kie ❤️ @Hikkiee - 2018-11-19
if u go to okayama dun forget to visit kurashiki city ~ its like an edo era ^^ really well design n instragramable… https://t.co/Q2gwiJAaSm
kie ❤️ @Hikkiee - 2018-11-19
❤️❤️❤️ #yellowtree #okayamacastle #autumn #autumninjapan #japan #travelphotography #latepost @ Okayama Castle https://t.co/4RdwHaeh0A
Hallo-Mitsu 🍌🦇 @miss_mitsu - 2018-11-15
@amina_yuy These cute dango are an Okayama speciality. The nature park and castle are the best destinations in the… https://t.co/2Kh1NcHlow
Merry Mitsu 🍌🎄 @miss_mitsu - 2018-11-15
@amina_yuy These cute dango are an Okayama speciality. The nature park and castle are the best destinations in the… https://t.co/2Kh1NcHlow
Colin Bisset @cdbisset - 2018-11-13
Should've seen Okayama's black castle at Hallowe'en....#okayama https://t.co/HQwNvoNR5b
Chanwon ❤ @chanwon - 2018-11-11
I love to explore unique things and look at this! A black castle 😱 One is the unique black castle in Japan is locat… https://t.co/SBHmiMWkLD
JapanTravelBug @japantravelbug - 2018-11-11
It was an amazing day, I got to meet up wth a 男子新体操 friend, we visited Korakuen and Okayama Castle together then Ka… https://t.co/Od3PDPZq0a
JapanTravelBug @japantravelbug - 2018-11-11
It was an amazing day, I got to meet up wth a 男子新体操 friend, we visited Korakuen and Okayama Castle together then Ka… https://t.co/Od3PDPZq0a
JapanTravelBug @japantravelbug - 2018-11-11
It was an amazing day, I got to meet up wth a 男子新体操 friend, we visited Korakuen and Okayama Castle together then Ka… https://t.co/Od3PDPZq0a
zoomingjapan @zoomingjapan - 2018-11-11
Great view from the top floor of #Okayama #Castle. As you can see #autumn colors are on the way.🏯🍁

#chugoku… https://t.co/pLI0VxAinh
Chanwon ❤ @chanwon - 2018-11-10
🌙 @ Okayama Castle https://t.co/2WxA92WH5y
JapanTravelBug @japantravelbug - 2018-11-10
Okayama Castle #岡山城 https://t.co/tixlcEksmO
JapanTravelBug @japantravelbug - 2018-11-10
Okayama Castle #岡山城 https://t.co/tixlcEksmO
JapanTravelBug @japantravelbug - 2018-11-10
Okayama Castle #岡山城 https://t.co/tixlcEksmO
Philip (Phil フィリップ) @Londoner_48 - 2018-11-10
@SayakaNeon Okayama Castle! I love castles and gardens, history, singing, music, bowling, all the same things Sayak… https://t.co/WKiPwQWZpw
Hisashi T Fujinaka @htodd - 2018-11-09
This is the third castle I've been to on this trip. @ Okayama Castle https://t.co/1Ot18cDHRH

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Opening Hours
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Price / Entrance Fee
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