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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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Liked the walk through the park with remains from World War II but we decided not to enter the castle. Sorry to say it was a bit disappointing to look at this comparing visiting other historic sites in Japan. (Did not take a photo of...More

Thank Søren H
Reviewed 4 days ago

It was a relief to distract myself by visiting this rcastle which was rebuilt in 1958 after the original was destroyed in the Hiroshima bombing. It now serves as a museum and you can do things like try on replica Samuri armour and generally play...More

Thank I H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visit the hiroshima castle if you have extra time in hiroshima. The castle nothing much to see if you have been to better castles in japan such as Himeij castle. The entrance fee is expensive as well.

Thank happytravellerSG
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice location and interesting place to visit. Original building sevearly damaged in bombing and castle rebuilt to its former glory. Contains many displays of Japanese historical artifacts spread over the several floors of the building. Quite a climb to the top but the view once...More

Thank Brian B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are a lot of meh reviews about this but it is definitely worth a visit, we loved it. Having been to lots of castles in Japan, this one is a) the easiest to go up and come down that we’ve been to b) has...More

Thank cfisgroschi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were on a castle hunt adventure and Hiroshima castle was one of the most beautiful castle in our opinion. Unlike other castles, the exterior of this castle is made by wood. If you like historic sites, then you should give this castle a visit.

Thank celestayk
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The castle was rebuilt with original aesthetics retained where possible. Lots of photos and exhibits to see and once you reach the top floor, you are rewarded with a brisk refreshing breeze and great views across the city.

Thank HKeater
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Beautiful built wooden castle that shape looks like carp, hence it is called Rijo/鯉城. Ri鯉 stands carp, ko城 means castle. Like other Japanese castles, it is buit inside small river io prevent the enemy to get in. The castle offers the river ride by 遊覧船yuransen,...More

Thank 576eris
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

If you plan to go here you have to go to the tower. It is a long way up but there is so much history on each floor. The grounds are beautiful and there is a lot of history outside. If you go in the...More

1  Thank Thekills
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

As an English speaking tourist, and widely traveled at that, we do not presume that others will speak or be able to communicate in English, we make the effort, enquire, point a lot, learn a bit of the local language, and work lots of stuff...More

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Diane M
21 March 2018|
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Response from lee w | Reviewed this property |
An hour tops.
veramary m
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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