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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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Villiers-sur-Marne, France
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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124 helpful votes 124 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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40 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Traralgon, Australia
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114 reviews 114 reviews
59 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We visited Okayama Castle known as crow castle because of it's unusual black exterior very early in the morning and boy it was cold but of course it was the middle of winter. It is a very impressive reconstructed castle as the original one was sadly destroyed during the war. It looks majestic from the outside they have done a... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

From outside, this black reconstruct castle is really an amazing piece of Japanese architecture.. But inside is just an empty space... A couple of actor and actress acted as king and queen.. I received a pack of kibi dango (a famous Okayama mochi) as souvenir from them.. But only after I uploaded my picture with them in facebook.. Overall, I... More

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