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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. Plan to visit Hiroshima Castle and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Hiroshima attractions using our Hiroshima itinerary builder.
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  • Although this is the reconstructed castle, but they not lost their glory. Hiroshima castle is the proof of the Japanese architecture achievement in the Samurai era. Its better to go there during the s...  more »
  • What a great place but not for the faint heated if your wanting to go to the top floor there's steep steps and your in your socks makes the knees wobble a bit  more »
  • The atomic bomb pretty much wiped out all the history of this place. If you have time in Hiroshima, it's a nice walk, but really big much to see.  more »
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  • Very cool castle. The grounds are a little on the small side. It's way to explore in a short amount of time. Well worth the trip!
  • I thought that this was actually a pretty good museum with a lot of interesting information. We went up to the top for sunset and the views were great.
  • It has a nice little park, depending on the time of year, with the reconstructed castle citadel. It has a nice museum inside on how it looked back in the 1600's and how they rebuilt it. The shrine is nearby as well as some of the outer wall and defensive buidlings, rebuilt of course. The Ninomaru building and gate area also has some neat pictures and models of the buildings that were once there.
  • Nice place to spend about 1-2 hours. Good view on the city from the top level of the castle. We had a good time there!
  • Great view of the city. Some very interesting items of history associated with the castle inside. Don't forget to collect the stamp on the top level. Also good for a peaceful walk around the grounds, look out for the fish and turtles.