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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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shu_mu @sabre335 - 2020-01-18
Okayama Castle https://t.co/3QwR1LLSGl
第61回日本神経学会学術大会 @okayama2020 - 2020-01-16
Attractions of Okayama. Okayama Castle and Okayama Korakuen Garden (featured in our publicity poster and our web si… https://t.co/2DWMEzLaQo
BlessRNG🙏 | Brad Jolly in 日本🇯🇵 @BlessRNG - 2020-01-12
Did a lot in 48 hours

-Went to Kyoto
-Streamed Kinkaku-ji
-Went to Osaka
-Streamer Meetup. Out all night. No sleep… https://t.co/rI8Yct6GqU
BlessRNG🙏 | Brad Jolly in 日本🇯🇵 @BlessRNG - 2020-01-12
So I wound up in Okayama by accident.

Good thing there's another castle here. AND Korakuen Gardens, one of the mos… https://t.co/HHbJgHkbWq
BlessRNG🙏 | Brad Jolly in 日本🇯🇵 @BlessRNG - 2020-01-12
We are inside Okayama Castle!

I can't film in a few places and will be respecting that, but join in for the places… https://t.co/meazg6gqwh
BlessRNG🙏 | Brad Jolly in 🇯🇵 🔜 EVO Japan @BlessRNG - 2020-01-12
Did a lot in 48 hours

-Went to Kyoto
-Streamed Kinkaku-ji
-Went to Osaka
-Streamer Meetup. Out all night. No sleep… https://t.co/rI8Yct6GqU
BlessRNG🙏 | Brad Jolly in 🇯🇵 🔜 EVO Japan @BlessRNG - 2020-01-12
So I wound up in Okayama by accident.

Good thing there's another castle here. AND Korakuen Gardens, one of the mos… https://t.co/HHbJgHkbWq
BlessRNG🙏 | Brad Jolly in 🇯🇵 🔜 EVO Japan @BlessRNG - 2020-01-12
We are inside Okayama Castle!

I can't film in a few places and will be respecting that, but join in for the places… https://t.co/meazg6gqwh
Chris@Sekai Project @sekaipro_chris - 2020-01-12
@BlessRNG @OneMoreGuyjin If you're gonna be there for longer than a few minutes before turning around, you should g… https://t.co/6KUf1Aue1k
Chris@Sekai Project @sekaipro_chris - 2020-01-12
@BlessRNG Going to Himeji eh? Should head further West and visit Okayama. Land of Momotaro and Miyamoto Musashi and… https://t.co/CKnW6tYDES
Yosuke/TRAVEL/Japan @TravelYosuke - 2020-01-04
Okayama castle. This exists in Okayama prefecture, Japan. https://t.co/OewrEQ3Cqa
FunkMast@PJ @MasterFunk5 - 2019-12-30
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Guardian @Guardian_2017 - 2019-12-26
I'm in the Shin Kobe station of Hyogo
prefecture.

When l changed train at the Okayama
Station, I found this board… https://t.co/x5JnA7CC2i
OVCA_eng @OVCA_eng - 2019-12-25
Start the year at Okayama Castle and Okayama Korakuen Garden for a taste of the Japanese New Year’s festivities! Th… https://t.co/WKStgTVybo
OVCA_eng @OVCA_eng - 2019-12-25
Ujo New Year Festival & Early Spring Festival
Dates: Jan. 1 (Wed./Public Holiday) to Jan. 3 (Fri.)
Venue: Okayama… https://t.co/lj2fxLxRmp
マサ Ishi @masa_ishi_ - 2019-12-23
And then I visited Okayama Castle and Korakuen, an old park. This castle's color is black, so it's called 'The Clow… https://t.co/y8mkHhF5zJ
STI S206[JPN] @STIS206JPN - 2019-12-22
Okayama castle https://t.co/HQ0RPjzMVZ
Lin 🧡💚 Upd8 47 2019-2020 @gurinrenjya516 - 2019-12-13
Okayama Radio 12/13:

Kura said before this radio show he went to Okayama Castle!
Sabine 🐾 @Sabine_VB - 2019-12-11
@Japantravelpho1 Together with my daughter at Okayama castle dressing up in a beautiful kimono! https://t.co/gwqmIKsH33
Japantravelphoto @Japantravelpho1 - 2019-12-10
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Two of the watch towers survived the bombing of 1945 and a… https://t.co/eXrENGznLr
Japantravelphoto @japantravelphos - 2019-12-10
🔴#Okayama Castle #岡山城 
🏞️🏯😍
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🏞️🏯😍
Two of the watch towers survived the bombing of 1945 and a… https://t.co/sArwjaIixl
Japantravelphoto @japantravelphot - 2019-12-10
🔴#Okayama Castle #岡山城 
🏞️🏯😍
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🏞️🏯😍
Two of the watch towers survived the bombing of 1945 and a… https://t.co/Nq6uzlwAus
Japantravelphoto @japantravelphou - 2019-12-10
🔴#Okayama Castle #岡山城 
🏞️🏯😍
https://t.co/buT2yIykpp
🏞️🏯😍
Two of the watch towers survived the bombing of 1945 and a… https://t.co/fb0wrG36Yz
Japantravelphoto @japantravelpht - 2019-12-10
🔴#Okayama Castle #岡山城 
🏞️🏯😍
https://t.co/QYARfmfnDD
🏞️🏯😍
Two of the watch towers survived the bombing of 1945 and a… https://t.co/QRMkeYNt8h
nada hajj @HajjNada - 2019-12-10
@Japantravelpho1 I’m in 😍 with #okayama_castle! What a wonderful walk in such a huge garden that took us to vintage… https://t.co/yDh9IdctSC
Naoki Kobayashi @Naoki_works_ - 2019-12-08
It was an big night to spend with the special fashion show ’The ”O.SHIRO” collection’ at Okayama castle hosted by… https://t.co/aohisXcvcm
The Wadas @TheWadas - 2019-11-29
Got party plans like bonenkai? FYI, Okayama castle is even available for parties (reservation required). (^^)… https://t.co/xJJsknjP5E
Jeff Parmer @JeffreyParmer - 2019-11-27
@SharkMama327 @shehasastory_ Okayama Castle 🏰
charlie @charlie_shoot - 2019-11-27
Okayama Castle https://t.co/FEgnzMTOvl
Jae Adriana Parmer @shehasastory_ - 2019-11-26
Sightseeing with @JeffreyParmer at Okayama Castle + eating oden makes the perfect date 💏 🏰 🍢 #岡山 #岡山城

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