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Address: 2-3-1 Marunouchi, Okayama 700-0823, Okayama Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 86-225-2096

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The samurai style dress up corner made it worthwhile

At first, you will think that it is very pricy to enter the castle, which at first sight will not appear worthwhile. However, there is a corner where you can put on traditional... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

At first, you will think that it is very pricy to enter the castle, which at first sight will not appear worthwhile. However, there is a corner where you can put on traditional style samurai clothing for men and kimono style for woman where the lady then takes your picture in a decorated corner on tatami mats. And the best... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

A bit off the town centre, the castle is significantly smaller than other castles in Osaka, Matsumoto, etc. Nevertheless, it is sited next to the Asahi river and the Korakuen Gardens. So nature lovers will love the view of greenery, water and bridge. Access is free and there isn't really any thing worth paying for if you want to enter... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I have visited many castles in Japan . 10-12 castles , what I like about this castle is that you get to dress up like a Samuri Warrior for free !!! and take some cool pictures with your family and the people working in the castle help you put on the uniforms and wigs !!! To me that is what... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Enjoyed seeing the grounds and exterior of the castle. The exhibitions inside were small and not that interesting. If you’re in Okayama, a visit is recommended, but there is little point in paying the fee to go inside.

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This is an old 15th century castle that was bombed during the war and rebuilt. The black exterior gives it its nickname of Crow Castle. It is situated along the Asahi River and has beautiful grounds with many cherry trees. Easily reached from city center adjacent to the Okayama Korakuen Gardens. Access is free.

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Seattle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Let's get this straight from the start. The US bombed the castle in 1945; what you see is mostly a replica, except for the NW corner. That said, it's a pretty cool looking replica and for that reason alone, it's worth viewing from close up. Is it worth going inside? Since it's pretty new, it's a castle you can go... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Walked from hotel Granvia which took about 20 mins through the covered shopping mall. It was nearly 6pm and surprised to find the gates still open. I walked around the grounds which again I was surprised it was free. Did not go inside the castle so not sure if one can go in or it was already closed. Walking around... More 

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台灣台北市
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

An old castle which was built at 16 century. It experienced renovation after 17 century. There is free costume experience that you can dress the archaic costume.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

From the top of the castle, one can survey the city of Okayama. The castle itself is situated next to Korakuen, and is separated by a river. The main castle tower can be toured and the lift brings you up only halfway. The exhibits in the castle tell the history of the castle, but most do not allow the taking... More 

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Kurashiki-shi, Okayama, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Castles in Japan for me all look the same, I know they might have different logos or marks but just the same. This is not the original castle and had been remodeled/reconstructed. Try searching for the history of this castle and you'll learn more of it. It's beautiful tho and they're trying to preserve it which is good. It's just... More 

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Address: Address: 2-3-1 Marunouchi, Okayama 700-0823, Okayama Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 86-225-2096
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chugoku  >  Okayama Prefecture  >  Okayama

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