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Hiroshima Castle

21-1 Moto-machi, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan
+81 82-221-7512
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Ranked #15 of 49 attractions in Hiroshima
Type: Castles
Owner description: Rebuilt following its destruction by the atomic bomb, this building houses an excellent museum that traces Hiroshima’s history, describes the... more » 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. « less
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Stockholm, Sweden
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Not worth paying entrance for. Just enjoy it from the outside, the inside is not authentic and only contains historical exhibitions without depth.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

IF you have a few days in Hiroshima spend a morning checking out Hiroshima castle. Located in the center of town and on the tourist bus route it is easy to get in and out of. The Castle was destroyed and reconstructed however the detail is impressive!

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Not keen to enter the castle as it was rebuilt after the war. Happy to just walk around the moat and take photos.

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Melbourne, Australia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

It was interesting to get the tourist bus that does a loop through the city. One of the stop off points is near the castle. Although the castle grounds are free the actual castle has a small cover charge.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

You can skip this place if you don't have enough time to stay in Hiroshima. Other places like 縮景園、宮島、平和紀念館 are much worth your long stay. This Hiroshima castle was rebuilt after the great destroy by A-bomb. Although the government might have tried its best to restore it, the garden view is just normal, compared to those you can recall in... More

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Manchester
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Even though this castle was rebuilt, it is still impressive, and inside we learned a lot about its history. A lot of information and videos were also given in English. The view from the top of the castle was great, and the surrounding gardens were good to walk around - there was a flower show on when we visited. Would... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The grounds of the castle are simply laid out and very pretty, the castle would be of particular interest for children (some dress up stuff is in there) but also for adults. I learnt more in this castle that the much larger Osaka castle

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Houston, Texas, United States
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

There is very little here except the one replica castle building. Everything of consequence was destroyed by the bomb or before. Just a few foundations.

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Quebec City, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

THe visit was very worth it the outside is stunning the view and then the park is ok . the Inside is also very instructive it is one of the nices castle i visit in Japan

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Lakeland, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

After visiting the bomb dome and museum, I walked to Hiroshima Castle. Took about 15 minutes. The castle has a lot of interesting displays such as swords and armor. You can climb to the top of the building and see some nice views of the city. I wouldn't make a special trip to go again, but it's worth it if... More

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