Hiroshima Castle, Hiroshima

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When the original 16th-century structure crumbled in 1945, Hiroshima Castle was erected in its place as a historically accurate replica. The iconic castle once served as a home of the daimyo, the feudal lord of Hiroshima. The structure's modern facsimile, which shines in white with a partially wooden exterior, contains a museum dedicated to Hiroshima's history before World War II. The ninomaru (outer castle wall) consists of the castle's main gate and turrets adjoined by a warehouse. Step inside to see details of the castle's reconstruction. To visit Hiroshima Castle and other attractions in Hiroshima, use our Hiroshima trip itinerary builder tool .
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  • lovely architecture, very similar design to other castles visited, a real fortress, stunning views of Hiroshima, even got to wear traditional head gear  more »
  • Hiroshima Castle, Judith update after the sting grenades. it feels like everything is recreated. Do not let feelings of an ancient castle, aura, unless there is an ancient Samurai sword, armor.
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  • This is all new and rebuilt but not with original materials, so it lacks some charm. The original was destroyed when the bomb hit.  more »
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  • It is a nice, but small castle, rebuilt after the war. It hosts an exhibition of traditional Japanese armour and the like. You can have a decent view of the surroundings from the top. The park is also quite nice, especially the shrine there. However, there are certainly more interesting and culturally relevant castles in Japan.
  • Hiroshima Castle is really beautiful and located centrally in the city. We walked over to it, not far from the main train station, about a 20min walk. It's surrounded by a moat and is in some parkgrounds, which are beautiful in their own right. The Castle itself is small and pretty, perched right ontop. We ended up going twice, once in the daytime and once in the evening to take pictures of it because it's a cool mix of the old and the new. It's also not as busy as other Castles in Japan so that's also a plus. Would recommend to anyone wanting to see a Castle.
  • Beautiful castle in stunning cherry blossom park. Excellent views of the surrounding city and beyond. Interesting exhibits on each of the landings as you walk up. The swords were very interesting.
  • Nice looking castle from the outside, although it is merely a reconstruction of the original. Entrance fee was also pretty worth it, only being 300ish yen to see 5 floors about the history of Hiroshima and samurai. Sadly only the first 2 floors had English translations and no pictures were allowed for most exhibits but it was still interesting. Also had children's sections if you are concerned about bringing your kid along.
  • The castle is located on an impressive moat with an impressive view from the top of the castle. We went here to tick it off as a place to have visited more than anything else. It would be great for someone who is aware of the Japanese history and how this castle adds to it. Sucks you can't take any photos inside certain areas of the castle. The coolest part was being able to wear a kimono and or samurai attire and take photos for free.
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