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Okayama Castle

Travel Guide - Okayama Castle


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


  • 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


Jake-o’-lantern Jung (ジェイク・ヤング) 🎃👻💀 @jake_j_jung - 2019-10-22
'Lush Greenery at Okayama Korakuen Garden - Pt. 1' - Okayama, Japan - July 2019
Kōraku-en is considered one of the… https://t.co/YtmDhFNkds
Jake-o’-lantern Jung (ジェイク・ヤング) 🎃👻💀 @jake_j_jung - 2019-10-22
'Lush Greenery at Okayama Korakuen Garden - Pt. 1' - Okayama, Japan - July 2019
Kōraku-en is considered one of the… https://t.co/YtmDhFNkds
ด.ญ.เอ๋ aj @aoaey_sc - 2019-10-22
🏯🎏 🍁 @ Okayama Castle https://t.co/E8QPbab8hJ
Dr Harsh Vardhan @drharshvardhan - 2019-10-21
From #Okayama Station to Okayama castle via Ujo-michi walk in Kita ward, I cycled with colleagues Spl Secy, Health… https://t.co/UMDmvDzywM
Retirement @wrightysmithy - 2019-10-21
Monday is moving day. After an amazing hectic #RWC2019 weekend, took the Shinkansen to Okayama. Looks an interestin… https://t.co/SX8B2BRncS
One More Guyjin @OneMoreGuyjin - 2019-10-14
@shehasstories @tokini_andy I did film a bit of it but totally was not the video I was going for... probably will e… https://t.co/tBLap3BwKx
Never Stop Building @jasonrobertfox - 2019-10-13
The slight overhang of these two walls is my favorite detail here. There is almost an airy quality, the buildings p… https://t.co/WNtxvEbqij
One More Guyjin @OneMoreGuyjin - 2019-10-13
@mahguwrl Well I think I got a good Korakuen video! Okayama Castle video will have to wait. There was a festival (n… https://t.co/AjmUCpcBxe
One More Guyjin @OneMoreGuyjin - 2019-10-13
Finally going out to film some actual content. Mostly due to timing and weather. I feel like Okayama Castle and Kor… https://t.co/4a4YY8g9fB
Never Stop Building @jasonrobertfox - 2019-10-12
Moss and lichen cover these foundation walls for Okayama castle. I love the graceful curve as the the wall rises fr… https://t.co/stYH6byfva
Never Stop Building @jasonrobertfox - 2019-10-12
The Kiri crest on tile end at Okayama Castle. ⁠
#castle #kiri #japanesearchitecture #okayamacastle… https://t.co/83DZgIqG92
Never Stop Building @jasonrobertfox - 2019-10-11
The crow castle! Okayama castle is clad in dark exterior siding, earning the name. Unfortunately it was destroyed b… https://t.co/QYseSNbpDo
Ayumi @noworries5jp - 2019-10-09
Day73 Matsue→Okayama
Was wonderful stay Takeda sensei @kntr123 's mum's house.
Matsue castle is so gorgeous even it… https://t.co/bGfrdrGakv
OVCA_eng @OVCA_eng - 2019-10-07
Fall Okayama Momotaro Festival
Oct. 12 (Sat.) to 14 (Monday / Public Holiday)
Venue: Okayama Castle, Ishiyama Park, and others
OVCA_eng @OVCA_eng - 2019-10-07
The Okayama Momotaro Festival is not just for summer.
There are plenty of delicious fall treats to be enjoyed as we… https://t.co/7kyECilx4i
re-how.net @rehownet2 - 2019-10-07
Takayama City, Okayama Prefecture “Busong Castle in the Sky”, Binchu Matsuyama Castle, and the castle owner is read… https://t.co/VJ0x2qXx7v
A2Z Travel @flya2z - 2019-10-03
#okayama castle https://t.co/sT1e9H0Zlm
A2Z Travel @flya2z - 2019-10-03
#okayama to #hiroshima best drive on the highway. Lush green one of the best garden near the castle, #Korakuen gard… https://t.co/LjoNNirFq5
Pure Destinations @PureDestination - 2019-10-03
We've got holiday envy right now from Honeymoon specialist, Abbie, who is at Okayama Castle in Japan right now! 😍 https://t.co/5IB3LPSDgW
Grey + Ginger @Greyandginger17 - 2019-09-30
Grey + Ginger is on the move again. This time our good buddy Darren is soaking up Japanese culture - pictured here… https://t.co/5cL2DTXsLg
Satoshi @Satoshi34272951 - 2019-09-27
Summertime illumination of Okayama Castle.
The castle is known as “crow castle” due to its black exterior.

#japan… https://t.co/LhxqKenevb
Ted O'Neill 🗼 @gotanda - 2019-09-26
@Tired_Historian That's a tough call. Hiroshima is obviously good. Okayama has castle etc if that's your thing and… https://t.co/wiUuI2Zonz
♔디타❀Pradita Sofiana♔ @miss_sofiana - 2019-09-26
'be happy for this moment. this moment is your life' omar khayyam

#japan #japantrip #nature #castle… https://t.co/dPcUfDQMRe
Mii @mi__photo_ - 2019-09-25
projection mapping at Okayama castle
#金烏城 https://t.co/J4glWrU2si
想恋★Sedeto (㋐Tokyo departure) ★COMIC1(I07a) @Sedeto - 2019-09-25
Some outside sketches during our trip in West Honshu🖍️
奈良•Nara - from the Ukimi-do
大阪•Osaka - Old mens behind the H… https://t.co/yKA2wmpVJC
Camellia Tea Ceremony @camelliakyoto - 2019-09-19
Guarding the north west corner of the castle's middle level, the tower was constructed by the Lord of Okayama Ikeda… https://t.co/FFUXLVM9zC
Camellia Tea Ceremony @camelliakyoto - 2019-09-19
One of the most interesting 'moon-viewing pavilions' can be found at Okayama Castle (岡山城). The Tsukimi-yagura (月見櫓… https://t.co/jtfixcLv3E
Monendra Kapur #HDL @monendrakapur - 2019-09-13
Kōraku-en Garden, Japan-Gardens are built in direct view of Okayama castle and are exemplary of the unique Japanese… https://t.co/8GNS1CTvZO
Hiroki Haraguchi @Guardian_2017 - 2019-09-12
@OneMoreGuyjin That's Okayama castle?🤔
Hiroki Haraguchi @Guardian_2017 - 2019-09-12
@OneMoreGuyjin That's Okayama castle?🤔
Hiroki Haraguchi @hiroki_2016 - 2019-09-12
@OneMoreGuyjin That's Okayama castle?🤔


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