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Address: 21-1 Moto-machi, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 82-221-7512
Description: Rebuilt following its destruction by the atomic bomb, this building houses...
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.
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Also known as Carp Castle

Hiroshima Castle, also called Carp Castle, was built in 1589 by a feudal lord Mori Terumoto. The castle was destroyed when the atomic bomb was dropped in 1945 and has been... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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225 reviews 225 reviews
106 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Hiroshima Castle, also called Carp Castle, was built in 1589 by a feudal lord Mori Terumoto. The castle was destroyed when the atomic bomb was dropped in 1945 and has been rebuilt in 1958. There is a running course around Hiroshima Castle if you are into keeping fit and sightseeing at the same time. The scenery is very serene and... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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33 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The fire did destroyed part of the castle and through funding and upkeep of history for the next generation, castle with significant history must visit..the walk up the top is learning as you go through different floor to understand the culture. Go early to avoid crowd as it can get crowded by mid day.

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London
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93 reviews 93 reviews
53 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The castle is very pretty with its most and little walkway inside. Which overall I liked more than the inside of the pagoda itself. The view from the top isn't that great as the building nearby aren't that pretty. The museum inside is quite small but it has some swords armour etc and explains the design of the castle. You... More 

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Jajpur, India
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

It's a nice castle, typical Japanese, full of historic significance. But, the castle is not original. The original castle was destroyed during bombing in WW2 and what you see is a rebuilt castle. Otherwise it is very beautiful. It also has a large garden area where you can sit peacefully.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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36 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

A beautiful castle in the middle of the city and on your way to other sightseeing places. Wether its worth the fee you must decide. Some exhibitions are interesting and you get to know about the evolution if the japanese toilet, can hold a Katana Sword and see other very old Katanas.

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台灣台北市
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The Hiroshima Castle is a rebuilt castle which is not far from the Hiroshima City. You can take JR sightseeing bus from Hiroshima train station to be there. The traffic is quite convenient. After visiting Hiroshima Castle, the Atomic bomb exploration area and peaceful park are just in walking distance.

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The grounds are a nice peaceful walk and are much like the other castles we encountered. The museum inside the walls have fee but being able to dress up as a samurai or a noble make the experience enjoyable and adds a little more to the history that's told there. The photos also make great souvenirs!

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Mililani, Hawaii
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11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I thought this was a beautiful castle. It was obviously rebuilt, but it still held true to the original building. There is a part of the museum where you can try on samurai gear! It was a lot of fun!

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Fort Hood, Texas
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68 reviews 68 reviews
46 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Yes, this was rebuilt in 1958. But, it is made with reclaimed wood and techniques used during the original building time. It was easy to see since there isn't a huge commute or walk-up a hill to get to it. The moats alone are impressive.

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Montpellier, France
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69 reviews 69 reviews
3 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I do not recommend getting I the castle cause there isn't much things inside that are worth it: one floor for restrooms of Japan throughout time, no translations into English, and so after!

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