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Okayama Castle

2-3-1 Marunouchi, Okayama 700-0823, Okayama Prefecture
+81 86-225-2096
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  • Very good49%
  • Average31%
  • Poor4%
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Travellers talk about
“korakuen garden” (18 reviews)
“top floor” (9 reviews)
“worth a visit” (10 reviews)
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2-3-1 Marunouchi, Okayama 700-0823, Okayama Prefecture
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+81 86-225-2096
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"korakuen garden"
in 18 reviews
"top floor"
in 9 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 10 reviews
"traditional clothes"
in 3 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 7 reviews
"samurai armor"
in 3 reviews
"interesting exhibits"
in 3 reviews
"japanese history"
in 4 reviews
"take photos"
in 4 reviews
"quick visit"
in 3 reviews
"elevator takes"
in 2 reviews
"photo taken"
in 2 reviews
"world war"
in 2 reviews
"hill overlooking the city"
in 2 reviews
"a bit disappointed"
in 2 reviews
"the main attraction"
in 2 reviews
"across the river"
in 4 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there 1 hour after closing. Manage to walk around the castle and capture pictures of the sunset. Nice view.

Thank Catherine K
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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

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

Thank David U
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Reviewed 24 December 2017

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

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Reviewed 24 December 2017

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

Thank hfot2
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Reviewed 20 December 2017

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

Thank Mónica M
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Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

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.

Thank mingguang_han
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

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

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Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

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

Thank 083KAB
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

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.

Thank Shmarm
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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Important to combine visit of Koraku-en garden right across the river. Great impression on Japanese history

Thank GOGASCH
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Shan B
25 October 2017|
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Response from mabei0123 | Reviewed this property |
Okayama Castle originally made in 1597, was destroyed in the last year of WWII and was rebuilt in 1966. Thus, the original castle like Himeji Castle is a better castle. But Okayama Castle is located on the Asahi River... More
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Heidi E
1 February 2015|
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It might be too late but・・ Only for the sightseeing of the castle. Over 20 people of children costs 100yen. for adults, 300yen per person. There is English brochure. I hope you have(had) fun.
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