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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  • Bombed the only, World Heritage site atomic bomb Dome and Peace Memorial Park too prominent speaking of Hiroshima, Hiroshima Castle is low in Japanese feel. Visit despite several Hiroshima visits for the first time. Just be surprised at how many foreign tourists. That encounter foreign nationals (especially of the white people have) as Kyoto and Hiroshima itself. Is that still more since Obama's visit, in particular.
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  • Under the Hiroshima Castle, by 8/6/1945 atomic bomb without a trace, burnt now stands, so the building was blown up was rebuilt after the war, it seems. So, Hiroshima Castle with reinforced concrete. To the castle entrance fee JPY370. What ended up in the when and why Hiroshima Castle was built here in has been commentary. On the explanation of the structure of the Samurai House and the description of the sword can be seen. From different angles or how they are made, or what kind, thanks for explaining the study. As it happens, was exhibited in a special exhibit guns. In the 16th century was one of the warring States period, such as the introduction of fire rope gun mainly. Looking out from the castle is good, than that these it would be funny to have taken the time to see the exhibition. In the donjon in booth, dressed in historical costume, didn't want to take pictures. I think foreign people-pleasing.
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  • Figure was arrived at Hiroshima at night was not allowed during the night lit up, and reflected in the moat and the moon had better ambience in addition
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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.
  • What's good The campus is beautiful and castle itself stands proudly at the top. What's not good Not the most decorated castle but given Hiroshima's history it is indeed something to watch. What to do Stroll around. Castle is on four floors and for a fee you are allowed to enter and enjoy the interiors and the view from the top.
  • 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.
  • Cool architecture from the outside with a museum dedicated to samurai on the inside. There's a viewpoint on the top from all sides. There's no elevator, so be prepared to climb up and down stairs. There are drink vending machines on top if you get thirsty.

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Where to stay in Hiroshima

The majority of places to stay in Hiroshima concentrate in the areas surrounding the train station, the memorial museum and park, and a couple of main boulevards. Here you can find basic, comfortable, and clean hostels, dozens of mid-range business hotels, and a couple of pricier four- and five-star international chains, all of which offer easy access to any of the sights in this compact city. For an adventurous and very affordable overnight stay in Hiroshima, you can even sleep in private pods attached to the train station's south side.
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