Okayama / Bizen

Okayama Castle (Ujo)

Japan, 2-3-1 Marunouchi, Kita-ku, Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture 700-0823

A castle built by Hideie Ukita, a vassal of Toyotomi Hideyoshi and one of the Five Elders of Toyotomi. The three-story, six-story castle tower, which has a rare scalene pentagonal shape, has a dignified appearance, and is also called ``Ujo'' because of its black clapboard exterior. From the top floor, you can see Asahikawa below, and enjoy a 360-degree view of Okayama Korauen Garden and the city. The original castle tower was burnt down in an air raid in 1945 (Showa 20), but it has now been rebuilt, with parts such as the castle lord's room restored. There is a Bizen ware workshop on the first floor, where you can try your hand at making clay. In addition, the ``Ujo Togenkyo'' event, in which Okayama Castle's castle tower and its surroundings are lit up in spring, summer, and autumn, is gaining popularity.

Business Time

9:00-17:30 (Admission until 17:00) It is sometimes open at night for events, etc. Closed: December 29th to 31st (Temporary closures may occur due to inspections, stormy weather, etc.)

Telephone number 086-225-2096
Website https://okayama-castle.jp/
  • ・About 20 minutes from Sanyo Expressway Okayama IC Parking lot: Please use Karasujo Park parking lot. Price: 300 yen for 1 hour (100 yen for additional 30 minutes) ・From JR Okayama Station, take the tram bound for Higashiyama for about 5 minutes, get off at "Joshita" and walk for about 10 minutes, or take the bus for Okaden Takaya or Saidaiji via Higashiyama and get off at "Kencho-mae" and walk about 5 minutes.
Wi-Fi Yes
Payment method
  • Credit card:Available
  • (JCB/VISA/Mastercard/American Express/UnionPay, DINERS)
  • Electronic money:Available
  • (Suica/Transportation IC card, Edy, WAON, nanaco, iD, QUICPay)
  • QR payment:Available
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Language 日本語 / English / 中文简体
Other Admission fee: 400 yen for adults (high school students and above), 100 yen for elementary and junior high school students *Free for preschoolers

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