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Hiroshima Castle

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Rebuilt following its destruction by the atomic bomb, this building houses an excellent museum that traces Hiroshima’s history, describes the architecture and other aspects of castles in Japan and, through videos, explains the construction of this...more
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21-1 Moto-machi | Naka Ward, Hiroshima 730-0011, Hiroshima Prefecture
+81 82-221-7512
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All reviews samurai swords nice grounds flights of stairs top floor atomic bomb worth a visit take pictures japanese history interesting exhibits small entrance fee nice walk observation deck hop on hop off bus on display small museum moat sakura
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The castle was completely demolished in 1945 by the atomic bomb. It has since been rebuilt as magnificent restoration and is a great example of the meticulous care that the Japanese have taken to never lose touch of their antiquity. The castle is called Carp...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank yearbunes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 the castle...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank greyhound804
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 place, but not something I would describe...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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 believe the history within the castle is excellent though and if I...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank buburay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a well made replica of the original castle. It has many artifacts from that era including samurai costumes, swords, guns, etc. the bonus is the view of the city from the top floor balcony. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank gyet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this castle was rebuilt after it was affected by the atomic blast. been to many castles in japan, but this was worth the visit. on the castle grounds is a tree that survived the blast and still blooms

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank thomas c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, the castle was destroyed from the Atomic Bomb and had to rebuilt, and yes the castle won't be the most impressive you'll see in Japan. However, it does have some benefits. MUSEUM Inside you'll find a museum containing swords, reconstructions of rooms, samurai information,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank EmmaVestrheim
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can visit, but do not put your expectations too high. The museum part is not done in an interesting way.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Protravellers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It took me around one and half hour by shinkansen from Osaka Station to Hiroshima Station. Then from Hiroshima Station you can hop on a JR sightseeing bus and it will take another 30 minutes to reach Hiroshima castle. The castle is actually reconstructed after...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BillNabilah
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved walking through the castle and seeing the awesome work that went into building this piece of history. I recommend everyone if they get a chance to visit the castle.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Diane M
21 March 2018|
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Response from leeloy20 | Reviewed this property |
An hour tops.
veramary m
3 April 2016|
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Response from mat_mak | Reviewed this property |
There are three museum in Hiroshima city. Hiroshima Museum of Art : 2mins from Hirosima Castle to the museum by foot Hiroshima Prefecture Art museum : 7mins from the castle to the museum by foot Hiroshima Modern Art museum... More