Have Okayama Castle all to yourself! Private charter service for individuals and groups

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There is even a service that allows you to rent out the entire castle tower for the night only. We will introduce you to an event that was held using this general rental system, where the Okayama Sengoku Busho-tai participated, and how to use the facility.


Have Okayama Castle Tower all to yourself!

Okayama Castle Tower reopened in November 2022. Of course, the gold and black exterior is even more dazzling and dazzling, and the exhibits inside have been redesigned to be much easier to understand.

And one more thing! There is a service that allows you to rent out the entire castle tower to individuals, companies, groups, and organizations for the night only. This is a very popular service, and we will introduce how the Okayama Sengoku Busho-tai participated in an event held recently using this general rental system, as well as how to use it.

Not just Okayama City and prefecture residents! Anyone from across the country can rent it out!

Okayama City offers a rare service nationwide: the first floor of Okayama Castle main tower can be rented out exclusively to individuals and groups at night. Anyone can rent it out and use it however they like, for events, celebrations, company meetings, group get-togethers, etc. (Detailed conditions apply.) In addition, with the exception of the special exhibition room on the second floor, you can freely explore the entire building from the basement to the top sixth floor. You can even hold a party in the square in front of the main tower with the illuminated tower as a backdrop. Sounds fun!

Wedding ceremony at the castle tower

The first wedding ceremony was held inside Okayama Castle main tower since its renovation. The Okayama Sengoku Busho-tai also came to celebrate, so let's take a look at what happened. The couple who held their wedding ceremony inside the main tower are huge castle lovers, and had always dreamed of holding their wedding in a castle. When we asked the couple about their experience, they replied, "It was like a dream to be able to hold our wedding in our favorite castle. It's a memory that will last a lifetime."

We are the only ones in the castle tower!

When we asked the guests who attended, they said, "We were surprised at first, thinking of a wedding in a castle, but once we got there, we had a lot of fun because it was a very original ceremony that only a castle can offer, without being bound by convention. We also had the exclusive use of Okayama Castle Keep, so there was a special feeling of 'we were the only ones inside', which was great."

Is this inside the castle tower? Fully equipped facilities

There is also audiovisual equipment, and two large screens are installed at the front and behind the elevator, so you can connect a computer to project images or stream live footage. Four wireless microphones can be used, and it seems that you can do almost anything with just these.

In addition, there are large racks and refrigerators for storing drinks and food for catering. You can stock a lot of drinks such as beer, wine, and juice. This wedding had about 60 guests, but there are spare tables and chairs so it can accommodate up to 100 people.

The facilities are so extensive that you'll wonder if you're actually inside the castle tower.

The inside of the castle tower is free to visit

The dining area is only on the first floor of the castle tower, but visitors can freely explore from the basement to the top 6th floor, excluding the special exhibition room on the 2nd floor, so visitors can spend their time freely without having to wait for the venue to be prepared after entering. The princesses of the military unit also enjoyed themselves.

Have the illuminated castle tower all to yourself

When you leave the castle tower and head out to the square in front of the tower, you'll see the illuminated tower right in front of you! It's a stunning sight. Many visitors were taking commemorative photos there.

Impressions and advice from managers who have used the service

"Okayama Castle Tower is a facility whose main purpose is to display items, so after the general visitors have left, it will be rented out exclusively from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm, which includes setting up the venue and taking down the equipment. Therefore, for those who are thinking of using the tower, it would be a good idea to make sure you have a flexible schedule to deal with the trouble of loading and unloading equipment, setting up and operating it, and to have enough manpower available for loading and unloading. I recommend discussing this in advance and doing a thorough reconnaissance so that you don't find yourself confused on the day. But what made me happiest was that we were able to hold an event inside this special tower at a low cost, and that the participants all enjoyed it. We were also grateful that the castle staff and security guards responded so sincerely," said the event organizer.

In this way, the general public night rental of Okayama Castle Tower is a very enjoyable service that satisfies both users and participants. Why not try it with your friends or company?

You can kill two birds with one stone by enjoying sightseeing in Okayama during the day or the next day! Also, just to be clear, even if you rent out the Okayama Castle Tower, it does not necessarily mean that you will get a performance by the Okayama Sengoku Warlords.

Anyone from within or outside the prefecture can enjoy having Okayama Castle tower all to themselves.


Okayama Castle Management Office

TEL: 086-225-2096 (Only during Okayama Castle opening hours and days: 9:00-17:30)

Address: 2-3-1 Marunouchi, Kita Ward, Okayama City

Opening hours: 17:30-21:30

Usage fee: 100,000 yen *An additional fee is required for use of the castle tower plaza

Capacity: Up to 100 people

Reservation period: From one month to one year in advance

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