Okayama Castle, Okayama

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Admire the striking black facade of Okayama Castle, also known as “Crow Castle.” Built in 1597, the castle’s main tower was destroyed in the 1945 allied bombing and had to be reconstructed, while two watch towers survived the war. Enjoy the view from the castle grounds, nestled on a small hilltop overlooking the Asahi River, and see the fish-shaped gargoyles on the roof of the main tower, gilded during the celebration of the castle’s 400th anniversary. Use our Okayama trip planner to visit Okayama Castle on your trip to Okayama, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • It is a 15 - 20 minute walk from Okayama Station. As soon as you hit the windy part of the road, you'll almost be there. It's not as big as other castles but still worth seeing. Entrance fee is around...  more »
  • Okayama castle is a tall standing castle that lies at a walking distance from the Okayama station. It's not directly visible from a station and you should prepare for a 15-20 minute walk to reach it. ...  more »
  • Guests can enjoy in the elevator to the fourth floor. Also historically interesting. It is better than I thought. Foreigners were getting dress clothes.
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  • Beautiful castle. There is a very interesting museum inside. Be sure to walk around in the castle and look at the old art and weaponry. If you plan to visit the garden as well, you can buy a combi-ticket with a discount. Although smaller than Himeji castle, I enjoyed Okayama more, it was more quiet and neat. The castle itself is very well maintained and the view from the highest floor is just remarkably beautiful. Definitely worth a visit.
  • Beautiful but fully restored example of Japanese castle architecture. Unique in its black colouring. Some interesting artifacts are inside and the castle offers good views of Okayama.
  • The castle has an elevator, it is good for older. The facilities are good. You can ware kimono for free at 10am until 3pm. Has lot of coast to ware and take pictures. The staff s are very nice.
  • It is a reproduction but still very impressive. Sunset is a very good time for taking pictures.
  • Good for a quick trip if you’re around the area! The gardens are better though.
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