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Address: 21-1 Moto-machi, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 82-221-7512
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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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Interesting history, not too expensive

Not far from the atomic bomb memorials, it is an interesting history museum. Like many Japanese castles, it involves some climbing.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Stephen96
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Montreal, QC

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Montreal, QC
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not far from the atomic bomb memorials, it is an interesting history museum. Like many Japanese castles, it involves some climbing.

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Newcastle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice castle and grounds, rebuilt for obvious reasons. There are a couple of trees which survived the A-bomb which is quite interesting. You can enter the gatehouse for free with a few models, the castle itself has a small entry fee. The garden is quite pleasant and easy to get to by streetcar.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a typical Japanese castle and very photogenic, unfortunately we could not go inside as it was closed.

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Joshua
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Hiroshima Castle was rebuilt after the atomic bomb destroyed it at the end of World War 2. It is an interactive museum rather than a rebuilt Castle. It requires being able to walk lots of stairs and uneven ground.

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Thank Delbe M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The original Castle was destroyed by the A-bomb, so this is just a copy of the real one, however the structure is quite amazing. The objects exposed there won't wow you, so don't have high expectations about it. The view in the upper part and the gardens are beautiful, and the tree that survived the bombing it's really interesting.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As with many other castles, even though it was initially constructed in the late 500s, it was rebuilt following WW2. For a small admission fee, you're free to wander around inside. This castle has a focus on samurai. It also offers nice views of the city.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The reconstructed tower itself is most impressive from the outside. On the inside of the tower you can learn about the history of Hiroshima and even dress up a a samurai. The grounds include a lovely temple and park like areas to escape the hustle and bustle.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have to start this off by saying that Cippo L is an absolute clown and his review was not helpful. First of all its a CASTLE not a cake mate. Also the view is amazing and the artefacts inside are even better. There's real samurai armour and katanas which are at least 300-400 years old on display. I definitely... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really the best things are outside, interior is very small museum, with few artifacts. The most interesting thing is a balcony on the top level with a great view of the city

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice visit for 2 hours at the and of the day. You see inside a short explanation of whom and way this castle was build. You will see some armour and clothes. Only a small part of the castle was rebuild after the A-bom.

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