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Review of Hiroshima Castle

Hiroshima Castle
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Ranked #19 of 297 things to do in Hiroshima
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Owner description: 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 castle.
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Honestly, I'm not sure I would pay to go into the castle again. It's really beautiful from the outside, to be sure, but on the inside there is no English. This makes it hard for travelers to really understand what they're seeing. The view at the top would be a redeeming factor, however, there are metal bars that make taking photos rather challenging. The cost of admission is around 400yen.

Thank Samantha M
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

This castle was restored in 1989 but it looks like all the efforts were make to keep it close to original as possible.

Thank Dmitry K
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

We stopped here on the way back to our hotel from the Peace Park. It is a nice enough castle, but I'm not sure it's worth going in.

Thank Amy B
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

Hiroshima Castle is a must see and easy walk from the World Heritage A-Bomb dome and Peace Park. A small entrance fee opens the visitor to a wealth of historical information and artefacts. One floor is dedicated to swords and a must see for the weapons enthusiast. A fun opportunity on the first floor to dress as a samurai or in a kimono.

Thank Daryn16
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

After visiting Matsumoto Castle, which was excellent we had slightly different expectations about what we'd see here (granted we didn't really research this particular stop).
The surrounds of the castle are beautiful and superbly maintained. You could sit and watch the birdlife dive in the moat for a long time!
The entrance area to the castle itself appeared to be undergoing some refurbishing and as such there was some scaffolding that impeded photos somewhat.
Inside is a museum which features weaponry and artefacts from the castle's history which would've been more interesting had we not already viewed quite a lot of similar stuff earlier through our trip.
We zipped through to the top where you get a very nice view of the surrounds and Hiroshima. However, if it's views you're after I recommend the Orizuru Tower.

Still definitely worth the visit if you're in Hiroshima for a few days but if it's a short stop, you could afford to skip.

Thank Lachlan N
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