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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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  • This building is a reproduction of the one that did not survive the A bomb. It is in a pretty setting. There is a small fee upon entry.  more »
  • An impressive building containing some interesting artefacts. Some particularly impressive uniforms and swords. Recommended  more »
  • The first place you come to on your bus tour and from here you can walk to the memorial park and other monuments. Many steps to climb as these buildings were built to oversee the city. We travelled by...  more »
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  • Not the largest castle we saw on our visit to Japan but it was very nice. Inside is a small museum with samurai equipment and paintings. You do not have to take your shoes off but photos and video are prohibited in some areas of the castle. The castle was rebuilt because it was destroyed but the stone walls, if I remember correctly, are the original ones. Very cool sites in cherry blossom season from atop the castle and you can see pretty far from up there. Worth the visit if in the area.
  • They did an excellent job rebuilding the castle after its destruction following the bomb. The grounds are really nice and inside the castle is a great museum. The bottom floor has a ton of information about its construction and the historical background of the area. There are scrolls, swords, and suits of Japanese armor on display on the upper floors as well. Also, my dad got to dress up like a samurai. It was great.
  • It was nice, though of all the castles I visited in Japan, it was not the best. Maybe because it felt quite 'new'. Museum had a lot of things to see but some without translation in English. View from the top was really great. Also the park surrounding the castle was very pretty.
  • The replica of the castle has a beautiful exterior. Unfortunately the inside is mediocre. Some parts of the exhibition about the local history is quite interesting, but most of it feels quite uninspired and the facilities are very old and worn down. Also very little information available in English. Still, the entrance fee is reasonable and the view from the top is quite nice.
  • If visiting Hiroshima, I'd highly recommend walking the grounds of the castle and walking up to the castle itself. It's an impressive compound of walls, moats, trees and of course the main castle structure. Tip: while the view was nice enough from the top of the castle, it's not necessary to climb it. Take some time out looking up at the main castle building.