User guide

Opening hours/fees

Opening Hours 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM (Last admission: 5:00 PM)
  • *Opening hours may be extended due to events, etc.
Closed Year-end holidays (December 29 - December 31)
  • *The Tenshukaku (castle tower) may be closed due to bad weather or inspections. Please check “Notices” for the latest information.
Admission Fee Adults (high school students and older): 400 yen (320 yen)
Elementary/junior high school students: 100 yen (80 yen)
Preschool children: Free of charge
  • *( ) indicates the price for a group of 20 or more people.
  • *We also offer special discount common admission tickets.
  • *We offer free admission to elementary and junior high school students who attend school in Okayama City, people with a physical disability certificate, and people aged 65 or older who live in Okayama City. For details, please check the “Admission Fee Exemption and Discount Eligibility” page.
  • *People who are exempt from the admission fee will also need to receive an admission ticket (free ticket) at the ticket office.
Common Admission Tickets Okayama Korakuen Garden & Okayama Castle’s Tenshukaku: 640 yen
Okayama Korakuen Garden, Okayama Castle’s Tenshukaku & Hayashibara Museum of Art: 1,040 yen
Okayama Korakuen Garden, Okayama Castle’s Tenshukaku & Yumeji Art Museum: 1,280 yen
Advance Application for Group Tours For school trips and other group tours, please submit an application in advance.
For details, please check the “Application Forms” page.
Accepted Payment Methods Credit Cards
VISA, Master, JCB, UnionPay, DINERS, AMEX
Electronic Money Transportation IC cards, Edy, WAON, nanaco, iD, QUICPay
QR Code Payment WeChatPay, ALIPAY, LINEpay, PayPay, au PAY, d-Barai, Merpay, UnionPay QR, JKOPAY, Rakuten Pay
Request for COVID-19 Countermeasures Please wear a face mask, cover your cough, wash your hands frequently, sanitize your hands, and maintain social distancing in the park.
Please refrain from entering the park if you have symptoms such as a fever or a cold.
Please download the COVID-19 Contact-Confirming Application (COCOA) or submit the specified questionnaire form (contact information, presence or absence of fever, etc.).

Access information

Transportation (Streetcar)
From JR Okayama Station, take the streetcar bound for Higashiyama. After riding for about 5 minutes, get off at “Shiroshita” and walk about 10 minutes.

Take the bus bound for Okaden Takaya or Saidaiji via Higashiyama, get off at “Kencho-mae,” and walk about 5 minutes.

About a 20-minute drive eastward from Okayama Interchange

About a 30-minute ride by bus from Okayama Airport to Okayama Station
Parking Lot There is no dedicated parking lot for Okayama Castle’s Tenshukaku (castle tower).
Please use a nearby coin-operated parking lot.
For the parking lot nearest to Okayama Castle’s Tenshukaku, please check the “Ujo Park Parking Lot” page.

In-house services

Coin-operated Lockers
(Coin Return Type)
When entering the Tenshukaku (castle tower), you can find coin-operated lockers on the left side. You need to insert a 100-yen coin when using a locker, but the coin will be returned when the door is unlocked. Please change money using the nearby change machine.
Available hours: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
(Momotaro Wi-Fi)
Available for smartphones, tablet devices, etc.
Available area: Basement to the 6th floor of the Tenshukaku
  • *Up to 60 minutes per use.
  • *Wi-Fi is not available for some devices depending on the model.
Baby Stroller One baby stroller is available for rent in Okayama Castle’s Tenshukaku (for use inside the building only).
It is available on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be reserved.
For renting the baby stroller, please ask the reception staff.
Wheelchair One wheelchair is available for rent in Okayama Castle’s Tenshukaku (for use inside the building only).
It is available on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be reserved.
For renting the wheelchair, please ask the reception staff.
Elevator You can use the elevator up to the 4th floor. Please use the stairs from the 5th floor to the 6th floor.
Souvenir Shop On the first basement floor, there is a souvenir shop that offers a wide variety of souvenirs including limited-edition original merchandise that you can only purchase in Okayama Castle’s Tenshukaku, as well as other merchandise unique to Okayama. For more information, please check the “Souvenir Shop” page.
Kimono Experience On the first floor, there is a Kimono experience area (free of charge). Here, you can dress up in Kimono inspired by Ukita Naoie, his wife Ofuku, and an Edo era lord and princess, and have your photo taken. Please feel free to try on Kimono with your friends or even by yourself.
For details, please check the “Kimono Experience” page.
Commemorative Stamp
& Stamp Rally
You can affix a commemorative stamp and other stamps only during opening hours. They are not available when the Tenshukaku is closed or after hours. Please note that the stamps are placed in an area where an admission fee is required.
Stamps Available
(As of November 2022)
Near the reception desk on the first basement floor: Top 100 famous Japanese castles stamps and a commemorative stamp for your visit to Okayama Castle
Prohibitions in the Tenshukaku Okayama Castle’s Tenshukaku is a cultural facility. Please refrain from any actions that may compromise the protection of cultural properties or that may interfere with other visitors’ viewing and safety:
  • - Photographing in areas where photographing is prohibited (except where permission is granted by the facility)
  • - Use of photography equipment that interferes with other visitors’ viewing
  • - Eating and drinking (allowed only in the cafe on the first floor)
  • - Talking in a loud voice
  • - Sitting on the floor
  • - Using a smartphone while walking