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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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Matthew Turner @thewalkingfool - 2019-02-23
Korakuen isn’t as nice as Ritsurin IMHO, but it gets bonus points for its crane aviary, tea plantation and views of… https://t.co/z3YBU1ma5G
Celeste @chelez17 - 2019-02-22
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Darío Garrido @GarridoDario - 2019-02-22
Non planned night walk at #Okayama 09.2016 en Okayama Castle https://t.co/aqx3gm4NAB
Watch Japan @SakuraTVOceania - 2019-02-22
Light up at night on buildings and historical sites are so common in Japan. Once light it up, it looks so different… https://t.co/KFfBk2Hej7
japantrip @japantrip_jp - 2019-02-20
Bitchu Matsuyama Castle is a Japanese castle located in Takahashi City, Okayama Prefecture. Constructed in 1240, de… https://t.co/WZjKMqHm6P
Idolmeister 🕹🎏🌈💅🏻💀 @Idolmeister - 2019-02-15
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Yokoso Japan @yokosoofficial - 2019-02-12
Here at #YokosoJapanAssociation we love both #castles and #cats. I guess we'll have to add this one to the list! https://t.co/ADReD6xhjG
JapanVisitor @JapanVisitor - 2019-02-11
Samurai helmet and armor in the Okayama Castle Museum #samurai #helmet #armor #armour #museum #okayama #japan… https://t.co/1DkETfVqz4
Kristen Abroad | Travel blogger @kristenabroad - 2019-02-10
If you've been following along with my Matsumoto Castle pics, you may recall that I said Matsumoto is the most pret… https://t.co/rSrQUJuuwo
One More Guyjin @OneMoreGuyjin - 2019-02-10
@IndieDevM @emilyjanelovell Naoshima is definitely pretty cool. In Okayama, you can go to the Okayama Castle and Ko… https://t.co/QLn7LuuhJM
Quartet Berlin-Tokyo @4BerlinTokyo - 2019-02-06
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Pay for natto or not. @nipponrama - 2019-02-05
Not the most famous Japanese castle, but maybe the most beautiful. Do you agree?🇯🇵 Follow @nipponrama to have the c… https://t.co/8IweuOo7Ru
Honey @princesshaniko - 2019-02-04
Here’s another throwback of me in Japan on a lazy day out in Okayama. I visited the famous Korakuen park and Okayam… https://t.co/VG0uOOKWsf
Kiyoshi Hara 🥓 @discardedbacon - 2019-02-01
'Cat lord' of castle in western Japan boosts tourism after rain disaster (1/8 JapanTimes) https://t.co/xykirAzm2K #jishin_e
S. J. Pajonas @spajonas - 2019-02-01
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神戸の月の灯り. @Kobe2020117 - 2019-02-01
'Kurashiki Aesthetic Area',
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'#Mabicho -Town', that suffered serious damage by West Japan heavy rain… https://t.co/8u1ioLzchP
西日本豪雨復興支援from関西 @kurashiki0709 - 2019-02-01
'Kurashiki Aesthetic Area',
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'#Mabicho -Town', that suffered serious damage by West Japan heavy rain… https://t.co/vsNkMBcnrc
Watch Japan @SakuraTVOceania - 2019-01-31
Okayama Prefecture from Kyoto or Osaka is a easy ride on Shinkansen (The bullet train). And cost is so minimum if y… https://t.co/bkRfTMWuOX
@Bloody_Chi - 2019-01-31
@RaraSensei I was actually thinking of visiting Hiroshima after A9’s Okayama live in july (when I get a ticket) but… https://t.co/WR8ZJLuUiL
Craig in Japan 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇯🇵 @CraigAllanSmith - 2019-01-30
@TennisLover70 Aye, got the bullet train to our next port of call, Okayama.
Had a wee walk around the place, got my… https://t.co/SyHlgnPjBz
GOT2DU @ivana_KLDU - 2019-01-28
Black like my soul heh heh gorgeus crow castle. Of course if there is sunniest place in japan I brkng clouds with m… https://t.co/gNDaVUJbBf
Japan Australia @Japan_Australia - 2019-01-24
Great view over Takahashi City from the Bitchu Matsuyama Castle lookout point. #okayama… https://t.co/L5D4pMY9Nf
Japan Australia @Japan_Australia - 2019-01-23
Bitchu Matsuyama Castle, also known as “The Castle in the Sky” because it seems to be magically floating on a sea o… https://t.co/HLuR3jZB3l
Thanks Japan.com @thxjpn - 2019-01-22
Speaking of Kanazawa’s sightseeing spot is Kenrokuen. It is one of the three great gardens of Japan, along with Kai… https://t.co/g7MqlQ3vnV
Shiran @traveller17 - 2019-01-18
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Thanks Japan.com @thxjpn - 2019-01-17
Speaking of Kanazawa’s sightseeing spot is Kenrokuen. It is one of the three great gardens of Japan, along with Kai… https://t.co/mveBmqnIqo
Andi Van 🤬 @DefiantAndi - 2019-01-16
'Cat lord' of castle in western Japan boosts tourism after rain disaster | The Japan Times https://t.co/FJrkzynCsC
NM JACL @NMJACL - 2019-01-16
'Cat lord' of castle in western Japan boosts tourism after rain disaster | The Japan Times https://t.co/Ih2lS1nQug
TANOSHIMU.Japan @TANOSHIMU_Japan - 2019-01-14
The'Hidden-Beauty' Towns & Villages in Chugoku Region - 'Okayama City, Okayama' (1)

My last introduction in Okayam… https://t.co/wUXAs7HQpo
Rin 😷 百剑穿心 | 问灵十三载,等一不归人 。 @atsomnambulist - 2019-01-10
'Cat lord' of castle in western Japan boosts tourism after rain disaster | The Japan Times https://t.co/W2GK9JA0YA
ToraNoFuji @jadefrog - 2019-01-10
'Cat lord' of castle in western Japan boosts tourism after rain disaster | The Japan Times https://t.co/GpTsAWJR9c
frost ghost @hauntedbycheese - 2019-01-10
'Cat lord' of castle in western Japan boosts tourism after rain disaster | The Japan Times https://t.co/JTLJiTrUi4
Amy Chavez @JapanLite - 2019-01-09
'Cat lord' of castle in western Japan boosts tourism after rain disaster | The Japan Times https://t.co/y9wfiuReVZ

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