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Okayama Castle

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2-3-1 Marunouchi, Okayama 700-0823, Okayama Prefecture
+81 86-225-2096
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All reviews korakuen garden top floor worth a visit samurai armour entrance fee traditional clothes black color interesting exhibits take photos japanese history great place to visit elevator takes world war no charge a bit disappointed nice view the main attraction
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank Thomas_from_OB
Reviewed 6 days ago

Don't bother going inside. It's beautiful enough from the outside. I enjoy running in this area - from the castle to Korakuen Garden and the area around it.

Thank Nazra Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very nice castle from the outside, but not as impressive on the inside. Spend your time on the outside of the castle and the garden on the island first. If you have enough time or are really interested, visit the castle on the inside...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice castle with a view on the well known nearby historical gardens. Interior is modern and exhibits are rather mediocre. There is an elevator inside.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There aren’t many places in Japan, where you can sit on a patio and enjoy the historical sights. This is 1 of them! The castle is unique with it’s black color, surrounded by water.

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 1 September 2018

Also one of my favourite castle in japan. Did not enter the castle because it was raining when we went there. But you can pay to enter the castle.

Thank celestayk
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

This is a must see in Okayama. The size and charm of it is particular. To enter, you have to pay 300yen; 600 yen when you include the garden. We entered the castle, but were disappointed. Empty spaces on every floor. Some artefacts of traditional...More

Thank BeauJeanne
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Okayama castle is one of well maintained historical castle in Japan. Its black color signifies its uniqueness from the other famous castles in Japan. The location is in the city center and very convenient to go to by public transportations. There is discount if you...More

Thank Avril L
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Although this is a replica of the original, it has been built very carefully. There are lots of things to see so that you can learn more about Japanese culture.

Thank Madeleine E
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

We decided to go to Okayama the day before from Hiroshima and could not recommend it enough! The black Castle was stunning! We got a ticket that got is access to the castle and gardens across the river. Gardens were one of the most beautiful...More

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Shan B
25 October 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
31 January 2015|
Response from LoveJelly |
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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