Hiroshima Castle
Hiroshima Castle
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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  • wzhkevin
    Singapore, Singapore225 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not the most exciting castle visit in Japan, but pleasant enough.
    I'm not the best person to review this place, because to be honest I'm not really that interested in historical castles. Having said that, this was a pleasant enough visit. You can go all the way up to the keep without paying, and then it's just a small fee to enter. The refreshment stands on the grounds of the castle sells good if expensive ice-cream, as well as sakekasu, which is an interesting drink I'm told isn't easily found many places.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 21, 2023
  • Leanne Culina-Penza
    Sydney, Australia807 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    A castle in the city
    A very lovely, smaller castle in the middle of the city. As like many of the other castles throughout Japan you can wander to the top for a view of the park and surrounding areas. There is a small fee to enter and getting around the castle is very easy to navigate.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 21, 2023
  • Nick M
    Frenchs Forest, Australia946 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    It’s okay, but don’t go out of your way.
    Not a stand out place to visit. If you’ve got time come and visit, but don’t put it before the A-dome or museum. It’s quite expensive to enter relative to the museum, 370yen versus 200yen; and there is far more to see at the museum.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 5, 2023
  • liucy752
    Taipei, Taiwan1,504 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A museum, an archaized building
    It is actually a museum built after the old Hiroshima castle. Although not a real historic building, it is majestic and beautiful. Materials related to the history of Hiroshima are displayed inside. The content of the exhibition content is rich and vivid. The staff are professional, proactive and helpful. Unfortunately, there is no elevator. There are many stairs to climb in the museum. Lacking of elevator restricts the visit of disable or old people.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 15, 2023
  • alohatripper
    Honolulu, Hawaii1,546 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A chance to be a samurai
    Upon arriving in Hiroshima, we visited the castle, which is a reproduction of the original which was destroyed. Imposing on the exterior, the interior is merely a collection of exhibits with no authentic-looking rooms or furnishings. That was a surprise and disappointing. There are 4 floors with wide staircases. At the top is a view overlooking the city of Hiroshima. I liked the armory exhibits with replica armor, helmets, swords, and rifles. The grounds are nicely kept, and the double moat must have been intimidating to the enemy and gave them pause.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 14, 2023
  • LisaGordonSimons
    Long Jetty, Australia668 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A quick visit for a little Hiroshima History
    Not so far from Hiroshima Station on the Red Bus, Hiroshima Castle is a stop en route to the other sights in Hiroshima. It is in large, peaceful gardens, surrounded by a moat with a shrine to the side. Note that this is not the original castle which was destroyed in the atomic blast.There are 5 levels to reach the top of the tower (survival of the fittest) with artefacts and history of the castle displayed at each level. (Curiously, an item bearing an image of a koala was to be found in one of the displays - not quite sure why). An hour is enough time to visit.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written December 23, 2023
  • Globetrotter10079
    Seattle, Washington442 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting Castle
    If you are a Senior Citizen , you can get a discount same price as Junior High student. This castle was rebuilt because, of the bombing of Hiroshima during WW 2. It featured some of the Shogun clothing. The castle is called the Karp castle. The baseball team is called the Hiroshima Carp named after the castle.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written February 20, 2024
  • chowso
    Gloucester, United Kingdom1,758 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely smaller castle
    The grounds are nice for a wander around, the castle itself is a beautiful structure. It’s smaller and less impressive than some of the other castles in Japan, but I think it’s still worth seeing. There are some interesting displays inside and the view from the top I nice. It’s not very expensive to get in but if you’re on a tight budget it may be worth skipping the admission fee.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 30, 2024
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Zimminaroundtheworld
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan1,947 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I've been to Hiroshima a few times now and this last time was the first time I actually went inside the castle. The entrance price was very cheap and there was a lot more to see within then I originally thought. There are several floors to walk up, the upper floor has access to outside with a great view of the city. Other floors showcase armor, weapons, and other cultural items. Most of the displays do have English descriptions, so you can really learn a lot. I am used to European style castles, it was so interesting to read about this castle and learn about Japanese history and culture.
Written February 5, 2020
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GroovyM
Kobe, Japan297 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
It was a beautiful day to walk the grounds. Blossoms just now starting to bloom. The museum Castle was well curated with many swords, armor, and historical documents on the history of the area in the feudal times. Nice view from the top in a clear day.
Written February 23, 2020
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RoadzLessTraveled
Sydney, Australia368 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
In addition to this being an impressive traditional Japanese castle (albeit rebuilt after the atomic bomb), it houses an impressive collection of artifacts and exhibits about the history of Hiroshima and the castle. The display of katana swords alone is worth the admission price. Definitely worth a visit.
Written January 11, 2023
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chowso
Gloucester, UK1,758 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The grounds are nice for a wander around, the castle itself is a beautiful structure. It’s smaller and less impressive than some of the other castles in Japan, but I think it’s still worth seeing. There are some interesting displays inside and the view from the top I nice. It’s not very expensive to get in but if you’re on a tight budget it may be worth skipping the admission fee.
Written April 30, 2024
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wzhkevin
Singapore, Singapore225 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
I'm not the best person to review this place, because to be honest I'm not really that interested in historical castles. Having said that, this was a pleasant enough visit. You can go all the way up to the keep without paying, and then it's just a small fee to enter. The refreshment stands on the grounds of the castle sells good if expensive ice-cream, as well as sakekasu, which is an interesting drink I'm told isn't easily found many places.
Written June 21, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Nick M
Frenchs Forest, Australia946 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Not a stand out place to visit.
If you’ve got time come and visit, but don’t put it before the A-dome or museum.
It’s quite expensive to enter relative to the museum, 370yen versus 200yen; and there is far more to see at the museum.
Written October 5, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

JUMA H
Germany14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
he grounds are free to enter, and plenty of space to linger. There is a small entry fee for the castle itself, which is worth the visit. On your way up to the top, there is alot of historical objects and history to read about. Once getting to the top, there Is a great view of the city surrounding.
Written August 24, 2022
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alohatripper
Honolulu, HI1,546 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Upon arriving in Hiroshima, we visited the castle, which is a reproduction of the original which was destroyed. Imposing on the exterior, the interior is merely a collection of exhibits with no authentic-looking rooms or furnishings. That was a surprise and disappointing.
There are 4 floors with wide staircases. At the top is a view overlooking the city of Hiroshima.
I liked the armory exhibits with replica armor, helmets, swords, and rifles.
The grounds are nicely kept, and the double moat must have been intimidating to the enemy and gave them pause.
Written November 14, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Globetrotter10079
Seattle, WA442 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
If you are a Senior Citizen , you can get a discount same price as Junior High student. This castle was rebuilt because, of the bombing of Hiroshima during WW 2. It featured some of the Shogun clothing. The castle is called the Karp castle. The baseball team is called the Hiroshima Carp named after the castle.
Written February 20, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Leanne Culina-Penza
Sydney, Australia807 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
A very lovely, smaller castle in the middle of the city. As like many of the other castles throughout Japan you can wander to the top for a view of the park and surrounding areas. There is a small fee to enter and getting around the castle is very easy to navigate.
Written September 21, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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