Hiroshima Castle

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.

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Hiroshima Pref. Hiroshimashinakaku Motomachi 21-1 map map Map
[Mar.- Nov.] 9:00-18:00 (Admission until 17:30)
[Dec.- Feb.] 9:00-17:00 (Admission until 16:30)
※May close outside of stated days
[Tenjokaku] [Adult] 370yen [Senior (65 and over)/High school students] 180yen * Certificate required * Junior high school students and below Free
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Temporary closure:Currently closed (information as of May 20, 2020)
*Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Average budget
[Lunch] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • Majestic
    5.0 Reviewed : 2022.01.09
    Hiroshima Castle is huge and very grand. It may look old on the outside because of its wooden facade, but it is very much well-maintained on the inside.
  • Impressive Building / Museum
    3.0 Reviewed : 2020.08.23
    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...
  • Nice castle
    4.0 Reviewed : 2020.05.11
    We didnt have the chance to go inside, it was already closed. Its much smaller than Himejis, but its very nice and cute. The surrounding park is very well taken care. Its worth if youre in...

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