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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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Nice castle

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Bettyngu
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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.

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Thank Bettyngu
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Thank KyoToursJapan
Helsinki, Finland
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81 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank lfgbaia
Hong Kong
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57 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a special temple because it is all black. However, I expected it was bigger. I didn't get in because when I got into Korakuen, the staff did not tell me there was a joint ticket. If I get into the castle, I have to pay 200 yen more. So ask for a joint ticket when you pay the... More 

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Thank TWHK
Brussels, Belgium
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32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Never seen such a wonderful castle in Japan. Worth the detour, although not so much to do in Okayama where daily life seems to happen in the cool inside shopping centres.

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Thank R P
Thatcham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking up to it is breathtaking, and unusual to see a black castle. I haven't been inside, as it's a replica so doesn't interest me as much inside. However, the view is amazing and the outside is really lovely.

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Thank Gee M
Hong Kong
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

It's a good place to go and better to be there at night. Since Okayama not convenient in traffic, you are recommended to check the traffic

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Thank Midcokk
Rome, Italy
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49 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

The castle is situated in a garden, one of the most beautiful gardens that are in Japan. The interior is nice, but nothing special (all the explications are only in Japanese...); the very exciting thing is that at the 2nd floor you can be dressed as lord or as a princess and you can get a lot of pictures and... More 

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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

One of the reasons I visited Okayama was to see this castle and I was not disappointed. Just walking up to the castle you see the jet black walls with the roof adornments right away. You know immediately why they call it the Raven Castle. This castle is fantastic to see. It sits right in the river bank surrounded by... More 

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Coquitlam, Canada
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48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

A very pretty castle to visit. Not a far walk from the main station and has a great picture opportunity on the 3rd floor when you can dress up in a kimono with the head gear. Men can be dressed up too.

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