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Hiroshima Castle, Hiroshima

Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
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3.4/5 based on 1,000+ reviews on the web
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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  • The Castle contains a "Museum" on the weapons (katana and armor of Samurai) and also stagings of Japanese life in the 16th century. The worry is that any n is not translated into English and so we can't understand. However the view is beautiful and the garden is pretty but nothing more.
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  • Although Castle was destroyed by complete with pump and returned to build 10 years later... it's worth a lot! It is beautiful, you enjoy a beautiful view and you have an interesting Museum. It is not very busy (or maybe it was by the time we went: first thing in the morning) so the visit was nice. You have the opportunity to dress up as a samurai or free time also. I recommend it completely.
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  • We had a great visit to the castle. It's a reconstruction (although there is a tree that survived the bomb blast and some foundations from one of the army buildings), but looks very realistic. Interes...  read more »
  • 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.
  • Modern (1950s) replica of the castle obliterated by the atomic bomb, most exhibits only in Japanese and fairly dull. Decent view from the castle tower and the "dress up as a samurai" feature is pretty cool.
  • Awesome Japanese Castle, offers an incredible panorama of the city. The only minus is that the actual building is not the original, is the 3rd reconstruction. The original was destroyed by the atomic bomb on the 6th of august 1945. It was rebuilt in the early 50's but teared down because it was considered a low-quality replica of the original. It was once again rebuilt at the end of the 50's. A visit here it's highly advisable because of the wonderful panoramic view and also because of the very interesting museum inside the Castle. ..So, 1 star in minus because it's not the original construction.
  • This place was worth a visit if you havnt seen architecture like this before as kt was very interesting and special to see, easy to get to on the hop on hop off bus
  • The castle and the park around it are very beautiful abd easy to access.
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