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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. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Okayama holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Okayama Castle and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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TripAdvisor
  • One of the famous castles in Japan. You have a nice surrounding to wander. As most of big castles, you can visit inside, while climbing to the roof, seeing some pieces of the history (samurai armour, ...  more »
  • One of the few black castles in Japan. This is an accurate reconstruction as most modern locks, looks very presentable, to visit the territory around the Castle where you can make a very good photo free. Visit the castle itself makes sense only if you have not visited other castles, museums plus minus the same inside, not counting of course some exhibits, cuirasses, etc. Nearby is one of the top three Japanese Gardens-Kōrakuen station.
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  • This castle looks very impressive from the exterior but the inside is extremely disappointing. In fact it was an absolute waste of time. Nothing particularly interesting. ....very much a tourist rip o...  more »
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  • Nice castle, I was a bit disappointed by the inside content compare to the price. But the top point of view is nice.
  • The castle is relatively small, but there are some interesting exhibits inside as well as some quality kimonos that you can wear for photos. The admission price includes the gardens, so it's very good value.
  • The museum inside the castle is interesting and has some cool things you can touch and play with. The view is nice and the surrounding gardens are pleasant to walk through.
  • A great castle comparing with other japan castle because of it special appearance, but more worthy to travel the castle and Kourakuen within single day.
  • The exterior of Okayama castle appears to be very bright and shinning, somewhat luminous when one looks at it from far. The korakuen Gardens is located right next to the castle. This garden is really awesome.