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

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Free entry walking around the grounds

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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558 reviews 558 reviews
307 attraction reviews
378 helpful votes 378 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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68 reviews 68 reviews
20 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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Blacksburg, Virginia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
8 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

It is beautiful from the outside, but rather commercial and sterile on the inside. There is a pleasant walk through gardens to the Castle.

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Singapore
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135 reviews 135 reviews
70 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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Melbourne
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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