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

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Large and impressive castle

Impressive castle building which provides good views over Okayama from the two upper levels. The first four levels are accessible by a lift and the last two via stairs, and some... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Balmain, Australia
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Balmain, Australia
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528 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Impressive castle building which provides good views over Okayama from the two upper levels. The first four levels are accessible by a lift and the last two via stairs, and some of the windows can be opened to provide better photo quality, although the possibilities are a little limited by the angle of the roof. Nice photo opportunities as you... More 

Thank jrandsk
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not only is this castle spectacular to look at, the views from the 6th floor are pretty good too! It's reasonably priced to get in (300yen) and it's a mini museum on the lower floors with a lot of history about the place. Highly recommended

Thank JoshC420
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Impressive castle sitting in a hill overlooking the city. Was rebuilt a number of years ago but has too many modern doors and frames plus a lift to be considered a true renovation. Tha park below is way better and so is Himeji Castle about 100kms away.

Thank travelm858
Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

The castle looked too new, all inside and outsides. It somewhat lacked a sense of original Japanese tradition. However, considering it is close to the Korakuen, it is still worthy of a quick walk.

Thank hugomember
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17 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

If you've been to a lot of castles, this one might not stick out for you. If not, it's great fun to go inside, take photos from the highest level, have photos taken inside a litter wearing ceremonial clothing and posing with some weapons, and there are things to eat, like delicious peach shaved ice, though that might only be... More 

Thank Cornelia W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

the castle of Okayama is really a beautiful one, black one actually. You can learn about the city during your tour. the castle is really closed to the korakuen garden and you can have a combo ticket for both of it.

Thank Stephanie V
Worthing, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Having just come from Himeji castle yesterday, which has not only been beautifully and carefully restored, and was full of glowing old wood, this castle was bound to be a disappointment. From the outside it looks good, black compared to Himeji's White, and known as Crow castle, but from the moment you step inside it is not a patch on... More 

Thank Marcus W
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

Nice castle to visit if you have time. All the history in the castle is in Japanese which makes it difficult for foreign tourist to understand what the history of the castle is. Get to go to the top floor which has a beautiful view of the Okayama city.

Thank Bettyngu
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

The grounds approaching Okayama castle are some of the nicest I've seen at castle sites in Japan. Yes, it's a modern reproduction made out of concrete in the 60s, but it's till beautiful nonetheless. Easy to reach from the main JR Okayama station by streetcar (100 yen, 5 minutes) Inside, the castle is a very sparse museum. The upper floors... More 

Thank KyoToursJapan
Helsinki, Finland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

The Castle is located on an hill overlooking the city. It is pretty. Free to see from the outside. THe inside is not interesting at all, just a bit of history and a couple of artifacts. Recommend only see it from outside

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