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Okayama Castle is one of Japan’s 100 Great Castles. Also known as Ujo, the jet-black castle tower is a must-see. Foreign tourists are also increasing rapidly. This time, I will introduce the fantastic lighting of Okayama Castle and the highlights of Okayama Castle. In addition, we will also introduce popular nearby sightseeing spots that you want to visit.
It characterized by a solid appearance with black walls and tiles and is also known as Crow Castle. It also called Kinjojo because the golden keep is in the castle tower.
Next to the castle is the vast Japanese garden Korakuen. This garden is so beautiful as to be selected as one of Japan’s three best gardens along with Kenrokuen Garden in Kanazawa and Kairakuen Garden in Mito.
Okayama Castle originated from a castle built around 1346. After that, after several expansions and reconstructions, it was completed in the 1600s, but it was completed in the late 1800s, such as the Meiji Restoration and the tower and tower (Yagura) due to the war of World War II. Therefore, Most buildings destroyed since it.
The castle currently seen was rebuilt after the war since the 1950s. Only 400 years old buildings, such as the Tsukimi Yagura, still exist.
The castle tower has the same architectural style as Himeji Castle, which called a watchtower type. It has a defensive tower at the top of the building in a style widespread during the Sengoku period.
The outer walls painted black because they painted black, which is why they called crows, meaning crows.
At present, the inside of the castle tower is a museum that displays materials related to the history of Okayama Castle.
Okayama Castle Seasonal Events
Lights are lit up all year round from sunset to 24:00. In addition, during the holidays and the Golden Week in Japan from the end of April to the beginning of May, and during holidays such as August and November, light-up events using lanterns and lanterns are hold.
|Price||300 yen (Adult) 150 yen (Child)|
|Address||2 Chome-3-1 Marunouchi, Kita Ward, Okayama, 700-0823|
You can take a tram from JR Okayama Station to Okayama Castle in the center of Okayama. Get on the train bound for Higashiyama and get off at the castle stop. The price is 100 yen for adults and 50 yen for children. It is about a 10-minute walk from the stop.
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