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Address: 2-3-1 Marunouchi, Okayama 700-0823, Okayama Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 86-225-2096
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Beautiful castle but not recommended to enter inside.

Outside view is wonderful but the sight at sixth stories isn't good. The peach icecream is just normal.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Outside view is wonderful but the sight at sixth stories isn't good. The peach icecream is just normal.

Thank Donghee s
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52 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

It is one of the only castles in Japan with a black look. It is a reconstructed castle so, it is a good look from the outside but it doesn't have any of the original construction in the inside. So, if you are in Okayama and like castles, visit it, since in the city there are not many things to... More 

Thank Raul C
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We enjoyed walking along the river and reaching the castle. We visited unfortunately just before the New Year so we could not enter the castle. Our visit was extremely enjoyable; I’m sure entering the castle would be nice but just seeing the castle, enjoying the surrounds, and touching the stones are enough to impress me.

Thank rasillon
Bristol, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Not a bad castle to visit, the black woodwork works well and the actual layout is good to walk around. However without looking at the old castle layout before its destruction back in world war two alot of it is gone. Such a shame as its quite impressive back then. So much rebuilding has been done that it feels very... More 

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Wittenberge, Germany
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56 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

The visit of the castle Okayama is a visit of a different kind. Compared with other Japanese castles the castle of Okayama is located just at a river. The castle impresses with its simplicity and somewhat monotonous color. For the interior of the castle confident with some very pretty and interesting exhibits and you have the opportunity to sit in... More 

Thank Mario230576
Bangkok, Thailand
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41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

A.k.a. the Crow castle due to its black color, situated next to a very big garden. Tourists can do a half day tour at this nice town. If you bought the castle + the garden pass, it will be cheaper (560¥ to access both places)

Thank wattsom
Hong Kong, China
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296 reviews
223 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

We have visited this castle in November 2015. It was also nicknamed "crow castle" due to its dark appearance. The original timber structure had been destroyed and the present re-built one was of reinforced concrete. You have to pay the entrance fee, or combine entrance fee if you also want to visit the neighbouring Garden as well, for entering the... More 

London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

This is another sham tourist attraction. The castle is not an original timber medeival castle its a reinforced concrete replica that was built in the 1960's. The original castle was destroyed by the USAF in WWII. The inside of the castle is being used to display some interesting armour and swords etc but most of the information is in Japanese... More 

Thank Yilkez2015
Ilkeston, United Kingdom
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193 reviews
145 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

We visited the castle as we came to see the wonderful Korakuen gardens, just over the river, & took some photos before we entered the gardens earlier in the day. It was quite late by the time we returned to view the inside & actually wished we hadn’t bothered. The ‘black crow’ castle keep & the surroundings look great from... More 

Thank Jeffrey F
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Just over the bridge from korakuen gardens the best view is from the bridge over the river where you can get a great photgraph up close there is not a awful lot to do or see at the castle so i would say just visit the gardens and nip out for a photo - but keep your ticket so they... More 

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