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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  • The evening to the County Hall before the bus, across the road and the small bridge inside the city under the wall. In Japan are all medium-sized cities, so six o'clock empty no one to kill in or quite exciting. Always up to the closed door of the day, Hu Cheng under the lights appear mysterious. On the other side is the Moon Bridge (and gold Serizawa and six garden pattern is similar), but in the middle of Okayama this river is more appealing to nostalgia, both front and back open solitude.
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  • The city of Fukuoka and the backyard Park can be planned together and purchased. Now the city of the city in order to rebuild, days guarding loft internal electric ladder, the mobility can ride the escalator, but not to the highest level. It is very interesting to be familiar with the history of the Japanese loft. In addition, the Loft has an ancient installation that can be tried and photographed, which is a very nice experience.
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  • I visited was the beautiful cherry blossom season. Walk to the Castle, enjoyed with greenery and flowers. Castle was great.
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  • This is neither the biggest nor oldest castle in Japan. But definitely one of the most beautiful. I personally enjoyed my day trip to Okayama mostly because of the castle and nearby park.
  • Very friendly staff. Interesting experience, but a lot less there than I thought. Looks like interesting history, but but there was minimal English translation, and I would have been very interested in knowing more of the historical background. Translation of the written Japanese commentary on each item on a separate pamphlet would have been good.
  • Exterior & grounds tour was good. Moated castle. Combined with extraordinary garden grounds across moat not to be missed
  • Get the package and take a look at the castle and then go to the Korakuen next to it. Not very big so it should take you 15 to 20 minuets
  • Went with 12 Australian students. It was quiet which allowed students to be dressed as lords and ladies of the castle. The staff were very helpful and the garden next door was serene and scenic

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