Went there 1 hour after closing. Manage to walk around the castle and capture pictures of the sunset. Nice view.
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Interesting how many times it was burnt down, and of course destroyed in WW11 (ship building area). The grounds nearby were beautiful, a good walk. Thoroughly enjoyed making our own clay cups (some looked like bowls) out of Bizen Yaki clay, which is pretty famous....More
Compared to other castles in Japan, Okayama Castle has a black colour surrounding its architecture (while others are mostly in white). I like the surrounding during autumn, it is fulled with red and yellow colours. There is a mini cafe inside of the castle when...More
We visited Korakuen Garden and saw the castle as part of the borrowed scenery. After spending about three hours at the garden on our second visit there, we crossed the bridge and walked around the castle courtyard. The grounds are quite compact and we didn’t...More
I enjoyed visiting the castle and nearby area. It was easy to get around the gardens since it was not too crowded. Plenty of opportunities for amazing pictures. Bought ticket entrance to castle and Botanical Garden. There is a rest stop in between. Lunch was...More
The castle looks great on the outside and it's right by the the Korakuen Gardens. I recommend just looking at the castle from the outside and not going in since you have to pay.
Knowing this castle was a modern reconstruction, we weren't expecting much, however, this turned out to be an excellent excursion. 1. The castle is relatively small but has several interesting displays including famous samurai armor (modern recreations), a palanquin you can take a photo in...More
As you stroll around the gardens you can see the massive castle watching over you. The dark exterior is eye catching and as you walk closer towards it you begin to notice all the details. The gardens around the castle are lovely and you have...More
The reconstructed castle and surrounding grounds are quite spectacular. Inside there are multiple levels like a museum detailing the history of the place. Nice view from the top looking out to the river and garden.
Important to combine visit of Koraku-en garden right across the river. Great impression on Japanese history