Okayama Castle, Castle Tower

Castle / Ruins of Castle
Okayama Castle was constructed over a period of eight years by Ukita Hideie, one member of Toyotomi Hideyoshi’s Council of Five Elders, and was completed in 1597. It is also called “Crow Castle” for its external appearance, as the castle tower walls have black lacquered siding which was a characteristic of this era. The three-tiered, six-storied watchtower-style castle tower is a pentagon of unequal sides and is said to imitate the castle tower of Oda Nobunaga’s Azuchi Castle. The castle tower, which was a National Treasure, was lost due to wartime fires but was rebuilt in 1966.

Spot details

Okayama Pref. Okayamashi Kita-ku Marunouchi 2-3-1
9:00-17:30(Latest entry17:00)
[Permanent Exhibition]
[Adult] 320yen
[Elementary and Junior High School Students] 130yen
Parking Lot
Not available (Ujo Park Parking Lot 40 spaces)
Credit Card
Available (VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, UnionPay, DISCOVER, Diners Club)
Not available
Vegetarian Menu
English Menu
* Okayama Castle castle tower is closed from 6Monday 1Sunday in Reiwa 3 due to large-scale renovation work. Also, Okayama Castle (Ujo Park) passes from 7Monday 30 Sunday in Reiwa 3 to 11Monday in Reiwa 4 (Renewal Open Scheduled Sunday). It is prohibited.
Average budget
[Lunch] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Impossible (There is an elevator up to the 4th floor in the castle tower. Only stone steps up to the castle tower)
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • can be visited after or before the korakuen gardens.
    3.0 Reviewed:2021.02.11
    we accessed the castle from the south gate of the korakuen garden, across the tsukimi bridge.it was built in 1597 and destroyed in the war of 1945 and replicated in concrete in 1966.2 watch towers...
  • A Truly Unique Castle
    4.0 Reviewed:2020.12.13
    The Okayama Castle is very unique compared to other castles throughout Japan in several ways. The most notable is the black color while other traditional castles are white. Other unique features...
  • Experience Daimyo’s life
    3.0 Reviewed:2020.08.12
    If you have never visited any castle in Japan, it is certainly worth visiting it. You can experience a Daimyo’s life. But unfortunately the actual castle tower is a reconstruction after the World War...

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