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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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พุท🇹🇭ぷっと☆タイ(Puttiano) @Puttiano - 2020-03-30
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wikishoutouts @wikishoutouts - 2020-03-28
Shout out to Matsuyama Castles! The castle in Matsuyama Ehime, and the castle in Takahashi Okayama.
motoya200129 @motoya200129 - 2020-03-25
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Graham Thomas FRSA🇯🇵🇬🇧📷🖋 @japanauthor - 2020-03-18
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Tales to Chill @TalestoChill - 2020-03-17
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Alok Pandey @AlokJapan - 2020-03-13
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🐢tati 🐢 @avokirichh - 2020-03-11
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Arnikaz アルニ @ArnikazUno - 2020-03-09
Today at the Okayama Castle in #Japan, i saw this fantastic painting. @rianjohnson may be some inspiration here ? 🙂… https://t.co/cxMcfXff9p
Arnikaz 🇯🇵⛩️ Atami 12-13/3 @ArnikazUno - 2020-03-09
Today at the Okayama Castle in #Japan, i saw this fantastic painting. @rianjohnson may be some inspiration here ? 🙂… https://t.co/cxMcfXff9p
Arnikaz 🇯🇵⛩️ Kobe 11/3 @ArnikazUno - 2020-03-09
Today at the Okayama Castle in #Japan, i saw this fantastic painting. @rianjohnson may be some inspiration here ? 🙂… https://t.co/cxMcfXff9p
Laura Egan @ back to the grind @lme5081 - 2020-03-09
Oh, awesome!! I'm heading to deep Okayama this summer to visit a branch of my company, so hopefully I can spare som… https://t.co/pBPmcZ4Ing
Laura Egan @ next plans are in May @lme5081 - 2020-03-09
Oh, awesome!! I'm heading to deep Okayama this summer to visit a branch of my company, so hopefully I can spare som… https://t.co/pBPmcZ4Ing
52Weeks Later 52WL @52WeeksLater - 2020-03-08
On my 52 weeks later travels in Japan, a trip to Okayama castle ended up with impromptu dress up session. Unbeknow… https://t.co/KzAzUmeOMz
Jack Queen King @jack72803418 - 2020-03-08
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Jace @jace_rnMD - 2020-03-06
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T0py @InfoSecFriends - 2020-03-02
This castle in Okayama was mostly destroyed in WW2 however this one turret survived. It appears that the locks surv… https://t.co/omLDki3o2O
Aye.Ayewong @AAyewong - 2020-02-26
From my review of Okayama City I wrote that I wished I had more time to explore the rest of the city after visiting… https://t.co/hNHviZY2as
JoeyKaotyk 📍🇯🇵 @JoeyKaotyk - 2020-02-26
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This is also the birth place of a popular Japanese folklore hero name Momotarō! We bought a special Momot… https://t.co/4xJ2Nhj1Ct
岡山べふ @Okayama_Ken_ - 2020-02-26
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Moon over the castle(gt2 op)
びんD @lujian108108 - 2020-02-25
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Aye.Ayewong @AAyewong - 2020-02-24
Okayama is one of those places in Japan that never quite hit the top 5 lists, sitting somewhat comfortably in aroun… https://t.co/7UTBO9z3we
Chad /チャド @WillRubert - 2020-02-24
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52Weeks Later 52WL @52WeeksLater - 2020-02-22
On my travels in Japan, a trip to Okayama castle ended up with impromptu dress up session. Unbeknowst to me at cer… https://t.co/TPzrq9oFuf
BenjaminSery @BenjaminSery - 2020-02-21
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Boutique Japan @BtqJpn - 2020-02-19
Okayama Castle rises high above the city center. Also called the Crow Castle ('U-jo') because of its dark exterior… https://t.co/b8c3B9RFnu
risako07 @risako_seto - 2020-02-16
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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
How to get to Okayama Castle with public transportation.
Related Links
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Address / Location
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Recommended
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