Okayama Castle

Castle in Okayama

Updated: March 08, 2024 06:35 AM

Okayama Castle is located in Okayama (City in Japan), Japan. It's address is 2 Chome-3-1 Marunouchi, Kita Ward, Okayama, 700-0823, Japan.

2 Chome-3-1 Marunouchi, Kita Ward, Okayama, 700-0823, Japan

MW8P+3C Okayama, Japan

+81 86-225-2096

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Monday9 AM to 5:30 PM
Tuesday9 AM to 5:30 PM
Wednesday9 AM to 5:30 PM
Thursday9 AM to 5:30 PM
Friday9 AM to 5:30 PM
Saturday9 AM to 5:30 PM
Sunday9 AM to 5:30 PM

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Where is Okayama Castle?

Okayama Castle is located at: 2 Chome-3-1 Marunouchi, Kita Ward, Okayama, 700-0823, Japan.

What is the phone number of Okayama Castle?

You can try to calling this number: +81 86-225-2096

What are the coordinates of Okayama Castle?

Coordinates: 34.6651878, 133.9360657

Okayama Castle Reviews

John Paul Chavez
2024-01-31 01:05:20 GMT

This castle is very beautiful from the outside. The black color of the facade stands out in a blue sky background. I didn’t get the chance to go inside as it was too early that time. But strolling around the park and the river nearby is enough 🥰

Achmad Januar Er Putra
2024-01-01 11:35:12 GMT

The Okayama Castle is located near to the Okayama station. You can reach to this castle by foot, or by taxi. The castle is well known as the crow castle. Also, the castle colour mainly black. The original castle was built in around 400 years ago by Ukita Hideie, a son of Ukita Naoie who made Okayama as his headquarter. At this place, you can proceed to pay the ticket for entering both castle and the Okayama Korakuen garden for 640 yen. The castle was heavenly broken during the Japanese Air Raid, so the building now is a replica for the original castle, but you can still enjoy the atmosphere there.

2023-10-17 23:26:31 GMT

Beautiful black castle and easy to reach from Okayama station via tram.

It is like a museum inside and it has air conditioning.

Entry fee is reasonable for tourists.

Kyle Murphy
2023-11-17 03:33:43 GMT

Beautifully rebuilt castle. The outside's black/gold color scheme works great for pictures. The inside is a modern museum, not an authentic interior. Very little is in English. They have QR codes to display translation, but we couldn't get it to work. Still, worth the pictures!

Arthur Tam
2024-02-13 11:08:14 GMT

A rebuilt castle with detailed exhibits featuring the history of Okayama castle, details and fates of the generals from Sengoku-Jidai .

It s a rebuilt castle so it has good a/c and decent stairs and elevators.

Abdul Basith Fithroni
2023-11-25 10:47:41 GMT

One of the landmarks of Okayama. The castle is unique because its black color. The castle opened again in November 2022 after renovation. It is very convenient to visit and informative as well.

2023-08-03 08:41:04 GMT

Okayama Castle
is a Japanese castle in the city of Okayama Prefecture in Japan. The main tower was completed in 1597, destroyed in 1945 and replicated in concrete in 1966. Okayama Castle has a black exterior, earning it the nickname Crow Castle or "castle of the black bird"
I have seen famous castles all over Japan, but I think this castle is particularly beautiful and worth seeing. It was a very hot day, but I forgot about it and took pictures.

Anish Thakkar (Doc Thakkar)
2023-02-26 02:03:57 GMT

Rebuilt castle with 6 levels, all with interesting items on exhibit and a mini-theater showing historical information. Very enjoyable for kids and adults alike. Incredible view of Okayama from the top floor!

Interactive exhibits and kind staff, would recommend getting this + Korakuen combo ticket!

2023-06-22 12:34:30 GMT

Went on a Thursday afternoon. No queue and crowd at all. Pleasant to walk freely around. They have QR codes beside artifacts to explain in English. They also have a small cafe area for refreshments. B1 to level 4 have lifts as well. Recommended.

James Green
2022-12-17 17:16:37 GMT

Beautiful setting during the day and spectacular when it's lit up in the evening.
A must visit attraction and combine it with the Gardens across the river. Easy access from the Garden with a couple of tasty restaurants lining the foot path between the two spots.
Lovely spot with good city views from the top floor of the castle.

Yuka Vickerson
2023-12-19 21:14:06 GMT

Rebuilt, but still has a long history. Inside of castle is like museum. Learn history of the castle and Okayama.

Lu Bi Huang
2022-11-07 05:55:25 GMT

The castle has been rebuilt and now serves as a museum. There are 6 levels to it and each level covers different aspects of the castle. All the information are in Japanese but there are QR codes which provides translation into other languages so that's a plus. Cost of admission is only 400yen for adults and 600yen if you also want to visit the garden across the water.

The grounds itself was lovely and spacious. The houses around the castle have fortunately been left in touch by time and add to the authenticity of your visit.

Highly recommend for anyone in the area.

Zhujun Yu
2022-11-03 12:41:07 GMT

Went during the castle reopening day and the crowd was pretty huge. Many of them were locals and had to queue to enter the castle. Castle was really black as described in the descriptions and had memoirs of the history in it. View from the castle was great as well. Entrance fee was 410 yen for an adult but the combination entrance fee along with korakuen was 620 yen. There wasn’t the free kimono experience as the other reviews mentioned probably due to the reopening of the castle

April Tel
2023-12-16 08:58:05 GMT

I didn't go inside since I had a limited time and needed it more to explore the garden but the castle from the outside was beautiful.

Shena D
2023-02-15 16:01:01 GMT

Do not miss Okayama Crow Castle if you go to Okayama. Beautiful black castle - one of its kind in Japan. Built in the 1390s, then rebuilt after WW2 destroyed parts of it.
I did not go in but walked all around it as far as I could. Simply beautiful to behold 🤩🤩🤩🤩

Burkhard Haasch
2024-03-05 12:51:56 GMT

If you travel in Japan with JR rail pass , well the good choice is that you will enter in the City center .
No time any money is lost to get into the city. Highlight s are often nearby .
And local commuter trains , like S Bahn train in Germany brings most often to the next

Anyway Okayama Castle is even In February March worth a Visit

Peaceful you can look around and communicate with locals , cause not to many are present.
Catching eye contact

merah delima
2023-11-30 09:35:11 GMT

Visit 24 nov morning. We didn't go inside cz limited time. But its worth going to this castle!! The red leaves in peak with the castle is amazing!!

Judy OBrien
2023-02-26 00:27:46 GMT

The castle reopened in November 2022 after renovation. There is an elevator to the 4th floor and then stairs to the 6th floor. The top floor has a great view over the Asahi river and Korakuen Garden. The castle information is presented only in Japanese but if you scan a QR code on the wall just past the ticket desk you can get information in English, Chinese and Korean. There are toilets and a gift shop on the first floor.

Haruna Heima
2023-05-09 07:35:22 GMT

Free to walk the castle grounds, there’s restrooms available. You do have to pay to go inside the castle. You can go to Korakuen (pay for ticket), leave to go to the castle and then re-enter Korakuen with the same ticket afterwards, you just have to hold onto it (same day entry only).
Anyways, the castle is pretty. I didn’t go inside bc I was there to see the illuminations in the yard but very beautiful.

2024-03-03 15:03:55 GMT

Also known as the “crow castle” because of its black-hued façade, Okayama was built in 1597 in the Azuchi-Momoyama style. The original structure, with the exception of the original moon-viewing turret, was destroyed during WWII, but later rebuilt in 1966. Located on the Asahi River, which was used a natural moat, the castle is also located close to the Korakuen Garden, considered one of the most beautiful gardens in Japan

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Okayama is the capital city of Okayama Prefecture in the Chūgoku region of Japan. The Okayama metropolitan area, centered around the city, has the largest urban employment zone in the Chugoku region of western Japan. The city was founded on June 1, 1889. source

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