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Okayama Castle, Castle Tower (岡山城天守閣)

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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.

place

Okayama Pref. Okayamashi Kita-ku Marunouchi 2-3-1 (OkayamaArea)

phone 0862252096
place

9:00-17:30(Latest entry17:00)

Review of Okayama Castle

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2021/02/11 can be visited after or before the korakuen gardens.
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...
Reviewed:2020/12/13 A Truly Unique Castle
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...
Reviewed:2020/08/12 Experience Daimyo’s life
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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Address
Okayama Pref. Okayamashi Kita-ku Marunouchi 2-3-1 [map]
Area
OkayamaArea
Phone
0862252096
Hours
9:00-17:30(Latest entry17:00)
Closed
12/29-12/31
Fees
[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)
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Available
Vegetarian Menu
Available
English Menu
Available
Note
* 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
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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          There is no Station nearby. There is no Bus Stop nearby. There is no Parking nearby. There is no IC nearby.
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          Overshadowed by Hiroshima to the west and the Kansai region to the east, Okayama is an easy spot to miss but a nature-rich gem where the Seto Inland Sea laps at its toes and peach and grape farms complete its interior. One of Japan's Three Great Gardens, Koraku-en in Okayama city is well worth a visit before progressing to Kurashiki, where preserved wooden Edo buildings line the picturesque canal.