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Hiroshima Castle

21-1 Moto-machi, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan
+81 82-221-7512
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Ranked #16 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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Queenstown, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Carp Castle is the nickname given to this grand castle, it was first built in 1589 and like many things in Hiroshima was destroyed when the bomb was dropped as a result this is a replica but a very good one if I may say so. I was extremely impressed with the swords and knives and battle uniforms on display,... More

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Ottawa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Outside is what it used to look like, inside is air conditioned and about samurai. We went anyways and it was cool to see the swords and uniforms, but if you are looking for an old castle from back-in-the-day, you will be disappointed. If you climb to the top (no elevator) you will have a beautiful view of the city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Depending on your level of interest Hiroshima castle is worthy of a visit even if you you only spend less than one hour there. Like many castles it has been rebuilt and done to a good standard, the area directly around the castle is pleasant. There are also some good photo opportunities if you happen to be there on a... More

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Taipei, Taiwan
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The outside of this castle looked amazing! I had high hopes for the inside... I was sadly disappointed. The inside was concrete painted floors. It was basically a museum in side. We saw a castle in Kyoto that showed you the rooms etc. That is more of what I was expecting. So if you know that is what you're going... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

A reconstruction of the original Hiroshima castle which was destroyed by the atomic bomb. They have not built the full outer wall but have built it nicely. The main tower is reconstructed with modern materials. However you will have to walk up to get the great views of the area. Entry is not free but you also get to try... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This castle was completely flattened in August 1945 when the A Bomb hit but after the war has been successfully rebuilt. The Castle now contains a museum dedicated to the Samurai, including swords, banners, history, armour and other artefacts. One of the really cool things is that on Level 3 a person can try on some Samurai armour and take... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The castle and grounds are gorgeous, but the museum inside is only worth it if you can read Japanese. The view from the top was nice, but still not worth it.

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Tokyo, Japan
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This reconstructed castle - the original was destroyed in the A-bomb blast of August 1945 - gives a really good look at life in Japan before the Edo period.

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Vasteras, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Most Japanese Castles are rebuilt from time to time and this one is not an exception. The view from the observation deck is really good and it really feels amazing how Hiroshima got rebuilt from scratch after the A-Bomb. Info inside is interactive and tells you much about history and internal Japanese struggle for power. Definitely worth the entrance and... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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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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