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Hiroshima Castle広島城

Castle / Ruins of Castle

Hiroshima Castle, which was built by Mori Terumoto, one member of Toyotomi Hideyoshi’s Council of Five Elders, is also known by another name, Carp Castle, and is counted as one of Japan’s three greatest flatland castles. The main keep which was constructed in 1598 was designated a National Treasure in 1931, but was destroyed by the atomic bombing. The exterior was restored in 1958 with a ferro-concrete structure. In 1989, as the castle welcomed 400 years of history, the ni-no-maru was restored, the moat was cleaned, and the interior was remodeled, and now it is used as a history museum with the theme of samurai culture.


Hiroshima Pref. Hiroshimashinakaku Motomachi 21-1 (Hiroshima / MiyajimaArea)

phone 0822217512

[Mar.-Nov.] 9:00-18:00 (Admission until 17:30)
[Dec.-Feb.] 9:00-17:00 (Latest entry16:30)

Review of Hiroshima Castle

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/12/02 Worth a look
It is not the most spectacular castle in Japan but if you are in town go and have a look. It is not an original and therefore I did not go into the castle itself). This is my time in the grounds of...
Reviewed:2018/11/28 It's alright
A small entry fee, although there are lots of info board in English, there are many without any. It's a fantastic view from the top, even if you're not really into the history of it. It's an ok...
Reviewed:2018/11/25 Partial review
Only visited the grounds and outside- absolutely stunning. Did not go in as heard that it was overly rennovated and modernised and therefore does not capture the feel of the original building. I...

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Hiroshima Pref. Hiroshimashinakaku Motomachi 21-1 [ map ]
Hiroshima / MiyajimaArea
[Mar.-Nov.] 9:00-18:00 (Admission until 17:30)
[Dec.-Feb.] 9:00-17:00 (Latest entry16:30)
※There may be days when the facility is closed.
[Tenshukaku] Adults 370yen, Show (Over 65 ※ certificate required)/High School Students180yen, Junior High School Students and below Free
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          There is more than meets the eye awaiting any Hiroshima-bound traveler. Kicking off in Hiroshima city, the Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima Castle, and Shukkeien Garden offer a couple of days of exploring; however, the real beauty lies along the southern coast of the prefecture. There, a series of islands spreads across the Seto Inland Sea: from the mysterious sea-submerged Great Torii Gate at Miyajima Island to the first half of the islands that connect Honshu to Shikoku via six spectacular suspension bridges.

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