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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 #6 of 33 Attractions in Okayama
Type: Castles, Cultural
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Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

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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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

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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Portland, Oregon
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34 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed the castle as part of a group tour. The complex itself is very lovely and the exhibits inside are fascinating. Wish we had had a little more time to explore. It also is very beautiful lit up at night.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Easy access from the Koraku-en Garden, but this 1966 reconstructed castle offered more to look at (for free) from the outside then from inside. An elevator takes you to a top floor and you can walk back down through some open floors with exhibits, but probably not a priority for international tourists.

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Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The people were incredibly nice and respectful and the outside of the castle was quite impressive, but we were disappointed that there were very few exhibits compared to other castles we visited. Rather crudely presented, but a nice interactive area for the kids and great view of the city. Just not a lot of value for the cost of entry... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 via mobile

Visited Okayama City on September 6th 2014 for sightseeing purposes. Myself and three other tourists were treated really badly by the locals. Took a bus to a spa and the bus driver (#4 bus stand) shouted rudely in Japanese for us to sit down and gestured rudely for us to get off at our stop. Totally unprovoked behaviour. Other Japanese... More

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Sudbury, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Wonderful to walk around the castle and Korakuen garden. Spring and Fall are best. Summer is too hot. I've been many times and enjoyed myself there. There is a nearby museum. Also after the castle there is a beautiful walk along the Asahi river to to Kenjo Dori. From there head toward the station. Not far is NishiGawa (West River)... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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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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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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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