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Okayama Castle, Castle Tower岡山城天守閣

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.

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place Okayama Pref. Okayamashi Kita-ku Marunouchi 2-3-1
phone 0862252096

Review of Okayama Castle

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/12/01 Does not feel authentic (rebuilt)
Many castles in Japan were destroyed during and after world war 2, and were rebuilt as cultural symbols in each area. Some look really great using original material/remains, and others don’t...
Reviewed:2018/11/26 Autumn light festivals
The garden and castle took limelight as it light up for the autumn festivities. The autumn colours leaves with lights gave the Okayama castle and garden a must visit mid to late nov yearly. Do expect...
Reviewed:2018/10/28 Unusual Japanese castle in black
The Japanese state authorities arranged a farewell dinner for international delegates at the castle which was very special.

Details

Address

Okayama Pref. Okayamashi Kita-ku Marunouchi 2-3-1 [map]

Phone

0862252096

Hours
9:00-17:30(Latest entry17:00)
Closed
12/29-12/31
Fees
[Permanent exhibition]
[Adult] 300 yen
[Elementary and Junior High School Students] 120 yen
Parking Lot
Available 40 spaces (Ibaraki park parking lot)
Credit Card
Available(VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

Access

    There is no Bus Stop 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.

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