Hiroshima Castle, Hiroshima

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Castle · Tourist Spot
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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  • Built between 1589 - 1599, destroyed by the Atomic Bomb in 1945, re-built in 1958 and heavily further restored (internally anyway) in 1989, it is now in effect a Japanese History Museum covering the.....  more »
  • We didn't have the chance to go inside, it was already closed. It's much smaller than Himeji's, but it's very nice and cute. The surrounding park is very well taken care. It's worth if you're in...  more »
  • Well rebuilt and with ongoing preservation program in place, this magnificent historical edifice boast artifacts from centuries of the area’s culture. Excellent selection of swords display signifying....  more »
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  • The area surrounding the castle is very beautiful, although quite small. The castle is stunningly pretty and is a reconstruction of the original, now turned museum. It consists of 5 levels, only the first two floors are in English and the rest is in Japanese. The steps are super steep. Costing an adult 370 yen to enter, the view from the top is pretty nice.
  • Nice place to visit but it didn’t take my breath away. In the surrounding ponds you can see beautiful colourful carps and swimming turtles. There are facilities to buy some food and feed fish at the premises.
  • Post war rebuild, unsurprisingly, so all a bit concretey on the inside. Still, interesting exhibits and a fine selection of Samurai swords. There's also the opportunity to dress up in period outfits and Samurai armour. Also great views over the city from the top floor. Well worth the entrance fee.
  • The restored buildings and gardens are very well kept. The wood smell in the buildings is amazingly refreshing. The collections are interesting, if somewhat repetitive. Multimedia usage through the castle portion is appropriate and effective.
  • Small and quaint this rebuilt castle, the “3rd” version boasts a lot of interesting history and artifacts. It’s not as big and grand like other castles but if you’re into history you’ll like the different exhibits here. There’s a lookout area on the most top floor of a 5 story place though each floor has a pretty small exhibit.

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