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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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葉っぱ♡ 2019年 充実と前進! @leafinkobe - 2019-04-23
@nathanconnelly To Tokyo! ✌️
Okayama ... Hyogo · Himeji Castle ... Kobe · Harborland ... Please try! It has a beaut… https://t.co/KLCSO1SZfM
Xian Lim Fan @titalinaoz - 2019-04-21
We know that your Cats are special at Xi Mansion @XianLimm but this Cat, Sanjuro was officially appointed as Lord o… https://t.co/4L2z5E97co
Growlies for Pets @Growlies - 2019-04-20
Met this happy little Corgi while strolling the grounds of okayama Castle. #dogs #japan #growlies… https://t.co/xdplCN5c5k
Honey @princesshaniko - 2019-04-19
Hi guys! 👋 This is an old picture from my brief visit at Okayama castle last year! 🏯 I vlogged that day as well, an… https://t.co/vnyWXH5ltu
OVCA_eng @OVCA_eng - 2019-04-18
Carp Streamers and Kabuto Helmet Painting
April 26 (Fri.) to May 6 (Mon. / public holiday)
Venue: Bizen pottery wor… https://t.co/Zpj3KxDyX3
Watch Japan @SakuraTVOceania - 2019-04-17
Japanese people love to stay up all night, to enjoy long night they often illuminate shops, streets, buildings and… https://t.co/8Z4pAehBRB
I Love Japan @ jnto @jntocanada - 2019-04-16
Visit #Bicchu #Matsuyama #Castle, “the mountain castle in the sky” and meet the #cat Lord Sanjuro. He goes on duty… https://t.co/Prz9efqSpM
Sightseeing Japan @SightseeingJap1 - 2019-04-16
Okayama Castle [1/4] to the large tower the expression is completely different on the rearm side with the major sid… https://t.co/IrNm35zWWn
Clay Harris 🇪🇺 @mudlarklives - 2019-04-15
A glorious afternoon in Okayama, one of our favourite cities. What's not to like about a place with a tram like thi… https://t.co/vTh8WxcZgi
Rangsiman Phetpom @LouKRanG - 2019-04-14
Happy Songkarn's day 😃💦🇹🇭 @ Okayama Castle https://t.co/wX1BUaE9N8
Rangsiman Phetpom @LouKRanG - 2019-04-14
Happy Songkarn's day 😃💦🇹🇭 @ Okayama Castle https://t.co/wX1BUaE9N8
Tale of Two Travellers @taleoftwotravel - 2019-04-14
We took a day trip to Okayama and Himeji from Osaka. Devoured peach ice-creams in the Korakuen Gardens and trekked… https://t.co/KvTn5HhgEr
Amnet USA @amnet_usa - 2019-04-11
Meet Sanjuro the cat at Bitchu Matsuyama Castle, also known as the 'castle in the sky,' in Takahashi, Okayama Prefe… https://t.co/a7oPc7ftxD
Bill Occam @drbilloccam - 2019-04-11
All hail Sanjuro, cat lord of the castle in sky, Bitchu Matsuyama Castle, Takahashi, Okayama prefecture. I, for one… https://t.co/2YW2GvjfGf
OVCA_eng @OVCA_eng - 2019-04-11
April 26 (Fri.) to May 6 (Mon.; public holiday)
Spring Fantasy Garden and Castle Illumination
Venue: Okayama Castle… https://t.co/2IuP3HzXz2
OVCA_eng @OVCA_eng - 2019-04-11
It’s almost time for the annual garden illumination and castle illumination events. Enjoy the daytime and nighttime… https://t.co/XaeXd9JkaU
Sightseeing Japan @SightseeingJap1 - 2019-04-10
Mizuguchi Okayama Castle [Part 1] One of Hideyoshi’s OMI defense network which the giant vertical moat and the tige… https://t.co/lqDiUNnrng
Kim Tungol ♡ @kimrtungol - 2019-04-08
Cherry blossom viewing + unhealthy picnic. 😂🌸 @ Okayama Castle https://t.co/xZrbbeT1HC
Kim Tungol ♡ @kimrtungol - 2019-04-08
Mentally dated @Harry_Styles at Okayama Castle and saw beautiful Cherry Blossoms 🌸💕

Shirt from sparklerprints 👑 @… https://t.co/zNDJrHJTmM
Kim Tungol ♡ @kimrtungol - 2019-04-07
Stop and look around you. @ Okayama Castle https://t.co/XoQusRS2Tk
Tale of Two Travellers @taleoftwotravel - 2019-04-07
We took a day trip to Okayama and Himeji from Osaka. Devoured peach ice-creams in the Korakuen Gardens and trekked… https://t.co/3WODk0eSYa
KyotoNaraDream-Trips @kyotodreamtrips - 2019-04-06
Cherry blossoms, yellow spring flowers and ancient castle walls at Tsuyama Castle in Okayama Prefecture.… https://t.co/9K1D45cNCE
KyotoNaraDream-Trips @kyotodreamtrips - 2019-04-06
Cherry blossoms, yellow spring flowers and ancient castle walls at Tsuyama Castle in Okayama Prefecture.… https://t.co/BuZHo9e2Ws
KyotoNaraDream-Trips @kyotodreamtrips - 2019-04-06
Cherry blossoms, yellow spring flowers and ancient castle walls at Tsuyama Castle in Okayama Prefecture.… https://t.co/lVo8DTl8G5
KyotoNaraDream-Trips @kyotodreamtrips - 2019-04-06
Cherry blossoms, yellow spring flowers and ancient castle walls at Tsuyama Castle in Okayama Prefecture.… https://t.co/o2xNFetzCf
あゆ🐼 met YUKI KAJI!! @StepIntoPurple - 2019-04-05
'Cat lord' of castle in western Japan boosts tourism after rain disaster | The Japan Times https://t.co/moiI3CRv6h
丸一 @maruiti_17 - 2019-04-04
@AndyAndyPer I do not know the full opening, but I also like the cherry blossoms of Kakuzan castle in Okayama I recommend it 🌸🏯🌸
風(ふう)@ふうん[不運]🌊 @tapisun_fuu - 2019-04-03
@mingmax712 Let's discuss this later about the appointment time🙂

Sightseeing spot🤔?
If you plan on sightseeing in… https://t.co/HCXha2VloM
Jordan @J_DeShong - 2019-04-01
Hi from Okayama Castle!

Side note: Lots of people got engaged recently and were taking engagement pics in the park… https://t.co/b4MkOz4Lo0
Keiko Arita @genkigirlkeiko - 2019-04-01
We enjoyed our National treasure, Himeji castle & Kurashiki, and reached Okayama🍑very chilly this year 🥶 of course,… https://t.co/YUla3ywOWS
Kim Tungol ♡ @kimrtungol - 2019-04-01
Okayama Castle is a Japanese castle in the city of Okayama in Okayama Prefecture in Japan. The main tower was compl… https://t.co/dRD2Sg9bXp
One Family Co. & 0867™ @onefamilyco - 2019-03-30
Photo by @h_c_k_30 #0867 #crod #tshirt #metaltip #tag #bike #bycycle #cycle #fixie #castle #town #katsuyama #maniwa… https://t.co/7bfn7ytr9R
Moy Hidalgo @MoyHidalgo - 2019-03-29
One more for the collection. en Okayama Castle https://t.co/Dc8VFE2lmM

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