Okayama Castle – Okayama | Travel Information

Okayama Castle is a 6 story castle in Okayama City which was completed in the late 1500’s, taking 8 years to complete. The castle was strategically places along the Asahi River, which was used as a natural moat, and made it easier for defense. The Black exterior of Okayama castle was quite famous and unique during the time the castle was established. It later got the nickanme ‘Crow Castle’, in reference to the black exterior.  

Unfortunately, in 1945 in World War II, the Castle was destroyed, but was later reopened and reconstructed about 20 years later. Only one building remained after the destruction of the castle in 1945, and that building is one of the turrets called the Tsukimi Yagura, which can be found below. The Tsukimi Yagura was an early addition to the castle, being added approximately 20 years after the original castle was completed. The turret is the only remaining original feature of the Okayama castle. There are also foundations and stone from the original castle, but no buildings other than the turret are original.

Fun for Children & Families

Good for 1 - 2 People

Good for Groups

Not Wheelchair Friendly

Accepts Cash

Doesn't Accept Credit Cards

Admission & Hours

  • 9:00am-5:30pm (Final entry at 5:00pm)
  • 300


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