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  • Okayama Castle Nickname Crow Castle

  • Okayama Castle Nickname Crow Castle

  • Facade Of The Okayama Black Castle

  • Okayama Castle Samurai Armor

  • Okayama Castle Nickname Crow Castle

  • Okayama Korakuen Garden Cherry Blossom

  • Okayama Korakuen Garden

  • Okayama Korakuen Garden With The Crow Castle

  • Okayama Korakuen Garden

  • Okayama Korakuen Garden

  • Okayama Korakuen Garden

  • Okayama Korakuen Garden Flowering Plum Tree

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Facts & Figures

Okayama City is the capital of the Okayama Prefecture with an population of app. 705.000 and an total area of 789.88 square kilometre. This important transportation hub in the Chugoku Region is famous for the Korakuen Garden, the Okayama Castle (Crow Castle) and the fairy tale of Momotaro. The "Peach Boy" is visible all over the city.

  • Korakuen Garden:
  • Opening Hours - 7:30 am to 6:00 pm - April to September
  • Opening Hours - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm - October to March
  • Admission Fee - 400 yen
  • Okayama Castle:
  • Opening Hours - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm - January to December
  • Admission Fee - 300 yen

History

Okayama City was founded in 1889. During World War 2 the city was nearly completely destroyed, but recovered fast during the 1960's economic rise of Japan.

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The city is located in the Okayama Prefecture.

How to get to Okayama?

  • 75min from Tokyo Haneda to Okayama Airport by JAL and ANA
  • 3,5-4hrs from Tokyo to Okayama by Nozomi or Hikari Shinkansen
  • 10hrs from Tokyo Shinjuku to Okayama by overnight bus (JR Bus,Ryobi and Odakyu)

How to get to Okayama Castle and Korakuen Garden?

  • 5min from Okayama Station to Shiroshita stop by tram Higashiyama Line

Sightseeing spots

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Korakuen Garden - belongs to Japan's Three Great Gardens, founded in 1687

Okayama Castle - founded in 1597, destroyed during WW2 and rebuilt in 1966

Prefectural Museum - offers a wide range of historical artefacts from the region

Festival & Events (dates can change without notice)

February

Saidai-ji Eyo or Hadaka Matsuri (Naked Festival) (3rd Saturday)
Around 10 000 men of all ages wearing only fundoshi (loincloth) and tabi (split toe socks) and fighting over two sacred shingi (wooden batons).