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Okayama Castle

Address: 2-3-1 Marunouchi, Okayama 700-0823, Okayama Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 86-225-2096
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Ranked #9 of 39 Attractions in Okayama
Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

If you visit Okayama you must have a look at the lovely Okayama castle which is nestled in the beautiful Korakuen gardens. Take the whole day because you'll need it to view the castle and gardens. We will definitely be going back. April is perfect as it's when all the cherry blossoms are in bloom and the gardens and castle... More 

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Kyoto, Japan
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

It is one of those places where you snap a few photos and then move on. There are better castles in Japan. It is a modern building inside, with no real feel of a castle. However, you can ride the mechanical feudal lord's carriage and get your photo taken wearing replica feudal-era clothing. The most interesting thing there was the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Made a very quick visit to the castle as there was not much to see. Unlike most, you leave your shoes on and there even an elevator that bring you up the castle. The black exterior makes the castle different from most.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Great to know some history about Japan and the castle have plenty "treasures" for us to look at. The view from the top is also stunning! Can see across the river and the park.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This castle has undergone modern reconstruction, which is disappointing, concrete and linoleum floors, no need to take your shoes off. However, the exhibits in the castle are worth a visit.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We enjoyed the castle as part of a group tour. The complex itself is very lovely and the exhibits inside are fascinating. Wish we had had a little more time to explore. It also is very beautiful lit up at night.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Easy access from the Koraku-en Garden, but this 1966 reconstructed castle offered more to look at (for free) from the outside then from inside. An elevator takes you to a top floor and you can walk back down through some open floors with exhibits, but probably not a priority for international tourists.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The people were incredibly nice and respectful and the outside of the castle was quite impressive, but we were disappointed that there were very few exhibits compared to other castles we visited. Rather crudely presented, but a nice interactive area for the kids and great view of the city. Just not a lot of value for the cost of entry... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 via mobile

Visited Okayama City on September 6th 2014 for sightseeing purposes. Myself and three other tourists were treated really badly by the locals. Took a bus to a spa and the bus driver (#4 bus stand) shouted rudely in Japanese for us to sit down and gestured rudely for us to get off at our stop. Totally unprovoked behaviour. Other Japanese... More 

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Sudbury, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Wonderful to walk around the castle and Korakuen garden. Spring and Fall are best. Summer is too hot. I've been many times and enjoyed myself there. There is a nearby museum. Also after the castle there is a beautiful walk along the Asahi river to to Kenjo Dori. From there head toward the station. Not far is NishiGawa (West River)... More 

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