Okayama Castle (1/2)
Okayama Castle (2/2)

IN A FEW WORDS

A modern reconstruction of a historical Castle

DESCRIPTION

Okayama Castle

300¥ 9:00 - 17:30

Okayama Castle is also Known as U-jo, or the Crow Castle, due to its peculiar black exterior which contrasts with the white colored walls more commonly found in Japanese castles, such as the one in Himeji. It was originally constructed in 1597, during a period of 8 years, and preserved until 1945, when it was fatally burnt down during an air raid in the Second World War.

During its full glory Okayama Castle was an advanced and extensive complex featuring 35 turrets and 21 gates, but nowadays only one of the original turrets remain, together with the stone walls and a reconstruction of the main keep. The present keep was built out of reinforced concrete in 1966 as a perfect replica of the original one and houses a permanent exhibition on the history and construction of the castle.

HOW TO GET THERE

Okayama Station

Okayama Tram
5 min. 100¥

Shiroshita Station



aroundMOVE AROUND

From Shiroshita station, the castle's keep can be reached in a 10 minute walk.

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