Japan diaries: Okayama Castle

Okayama-jo (nicknamed “Crow Castle” for its black exterior) has been on my list of “travel to” destinations for a while. I’ve taken a somewhat contradictory touristy/untouristy approach to castles in Japan. Yes, I’m the freak that’s setting the self timer and running in front of the camera to capture the proof, but I’m also the person that refuses to pay entrance for the castle because A) I find the inside of castles extremely boring and B) I’m perfectly content with a grabbing a picture of the impressive exterior (with me in front of course). As superficial as that sounds, travel really is about seeing what you want and not wasting time on the rest…right?