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Okayama Castle

2-3-1 Marunouchi, Okayama, Okayama Prefecture 700-0823, Japan
+81 86-225-2096
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Ranked #4 of 35 Attractions in Okayama
Type: Castles
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Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

You cannot expect too much. The castle was comparitively small. The shape of the castle was all right,

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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122 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

A dramatic entryway via a bridge over a moat brought me to Okayama Castle. While the original castle was virtually obliterated during WW2, the reproduction is incredible. Also known as 'U-Jo' or Crow Castle due to its unique black color, the shape is also quite unusual - an octagon with six levels. The interior is full of interesting information (in... More

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Villiers-sur-Marne, France
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The castle is really beautiful, the walk to go there is good, the view on the park on the other side is great. The inside of the castle is not so fun, not a lot to see, but it's well displayed. There are little shops on the last level, with local products, and activity for kids. It's a visit that... More

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Cairns, Australia
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115 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We visited this Castle in the afternoon at the beginning of July. The exterior is just stunning, but inside is a different story! Other reviews have stated it is not worth the entrance fee to go inside but my daughter and I enjoyed inside immensely and spent a lot of time looking at the artifacts on display. The samurai armour... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

While visiting Korakuen Gardens across the river I got a glimpse of this castle. It looked stunning so decided to visit. The black exterior is very imposing and it is a beautiful building.I was very disappointed to find out that the original castle was destroyed and then rebuilt back in the 60's I believe. That being said I paid the... More

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keerbergen
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

At the outside this castle is very nice, but the inside is dull and not worth an entrance fee. The interior was refurbished in a modern way, but about 25 years ago we guess

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Madrid, Spain
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138 reviews 138 reviews
40 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Don't bother going inside. The exposition isn't interesting at all and, unfortunately, most of the information is written in Japanese.

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

you can reach okayama by JR shinkansen from hiroshima, it will stop in fukuyama station and the okayama station, from okayama you can take a bus to Korakuen-mae (Korakuen garden) and walk from there to Okayama castle by crossing the bridge, there's nothing special in the castle except you can wear a spouse kimono, prince and princess kimono for free...and... More

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Tokushima, Japan
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

The castle was beautiful on the outside, and the grounds are pretty. Since we heard that the inside of the castle (for which there is a fee to enter) was pretty underwhelming, we just enjoyed the castle grounds and didnt bother going inside. Finding parking is a pain, spent less than an hour there :D

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Sendai, Japan
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Don't bother going inside. It looks best from the outside. For 800 yen, check out the gardens across the river instead.

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