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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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  • There was time, so I went. Quite a walk from the nearest station. So, of course, be quite tiring. The view from the top was good. If we have time, we recommend.
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  • The castle was rebuilt following the atomic bombing. It's an okay way to spend an hour but the museum which is inside isn't overly interesting. There's some cool samurai outfits etc but not a great de...  more »
  • Everything here is Japan is very well preserved and has amazing aesthetics. And so this castle is a great example of the same. Its quite a sight for visitors.  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.