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Okayama Castle

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2-3-1 Marunouchi, Okayama 700-0823, Okayama Prefecture
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All reviews korakuen garden top floor worth a visit black color entrance fee world war samurai armor take photos traditional clothes quick visit great place to visit nice view japanese history minute walk interesting museum across the river pleasant walk
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the nicest castles there is in Japan. You will enjoy the photo ops with that carriage and the japanese dresses for both men and women all for free! We had fun as a group posing like japanese royalty. Take note though of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank coriks65
Reviewed January 15, 2019

I've been to Okayama Castle 3 times when visit the Korakuen Garden. You can purchase a set of ticket for visit both places to save some money, it's worth to visit Okayama Castle, nice view on the top as well.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Jack886
Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

Beautiful view of the city on the top floor. They offer you to dress kimono for free, but arrive early! Nice place to go. Its ¥300 to get inside. There is the possibility for you to make pottery (but it costs extra). But honestly, the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Brunakimor
Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

We went to Okayama castle on the 29th of December. Reached the castle around 4pm only to find a notice on the door stating that the castle will be closed from 29th to 31st of December. This defers from the information on Google. But still...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lyho01
Reviewed December 21, 2018

This castle is a replica of the original that was burnt down during the war. It is full of interesting history and artifacts and is next to Okayama Korakuen Garden which is must see if you are in the area.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Simon S
Reviewed December 13, 2018 via mobile

A typical castle, not very big nor in its very original condition. Believed it has been rebuilt or refurbished so looked pretty new. Have some greens around it where we saw some nice red leaves. Castle is close to the Korakuen and can be reached...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jonih916
Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

Many castles in Japan were destroyed during and after world war 2, and were rebuilt as cultural symbols in each area. Some look really great using original material/remains, and others don’t. Unfortunately this Okayama castle is the latter case. Unfortunately it looked like a modern...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank HiroH_13
Reviewed November 26, 2018 via mobile

The garden and castle took limelight as it light up for the autumn festivities. The autumn colours leaves with lights gave the Okayama castle and garden a must visit mid to late nov yearly. Do expect crowd since the local loves to bring their family...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Looney C
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

The Japanese state authorities arranged a farewell dinner for international delegates at the castle which was very special.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sanjayd82
Reviewed October 12, 2018

Looks so new, that somehow detracts from the experience. Still worth a visit for sure. Didn't get to see the inside.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Shan B
October 25, 2017|
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Response from mabei0123 | Reviewed this property |
Okayama Castle originally made in 1597, was destroyed in the last year of WWII and was rebuilt in 1966. Thus, the original castle like Himeji Castle is a better castle. But Okayama Castle is located on the Asahi River... More
Heidi E
January 31, 2015|
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It might be too late but・・ Only for the sightseeing of the castle. Over 20 people of children costs 100yen. for adults, 300yen per person. There is English brochure. I hope you have(had) fun.
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