Hiroshima Castle

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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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Safariholic
Horsham, UK1,931 contributions
Impressive Building / Museum
Oct 2019
Built between 1589 - 1599, destroyed by the Atomic Bomb in 1945, re-built in 1958 and heavily further restored (internally anyway) in 1989, it is now in effect a Japanese History Museum covering the pre-1945 period, and highly orientated to the Samurai Culture.

Impressive, photogenic, on a hot sunny day, mobbed and a long queue paying the Y370 pp Entrance Fee, so we passed.
Written August 23, 2020
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Komator
Barcelona, Spain646 contributions
Nice castle
Aug 2019
We didn't have the chance to go inside, it was already closed. It's much smaller than Himeji's, but it's very nice and cute. The surrounding park is very well taken care. It's worth if you're in Hiroshima.
Written May 11, 2020
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romels2017
Norfolk, VA192 contributions
Magnificent Castle
Feb 2020 • Couples
Well rebuilt and with ongoing preservation program in place, this magnificent historical edifice boast artifacts from centuries of the area’s culture. Excellent selection of swords display signifying varied eras and clans. Take the time to scope the writings and historical displays, and watch the steps.
Written March 6, 2020
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jarmwr40
British Columbia, Canada3,125 contributions
a replica of the original that now serves as a museum.
Oct 2019
had attended the hiroshima peace memorial museum in the peace park. all stunning. walked along the river and through the lovely yuhua garden, no one there but us. lovely respite after the museum. could see the castle ahead. walked through chuo park to arrive here. we were tired by now as had taken the train from tokyo that morning, about 4 hours. the castle has 5 small floors, and a good view from the top. looked like children might enjoy the museum here. we didn't stay long. also called carp castle. rested on a bench outside in the lovely autumn sunshine and walked back to our hotel, the candeo, stopping for baked goods along the way.
Written March 4, 2020
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Jay Idris
Bangi, Malaysia181 contributions
It’s a Museum of Hiroshima's history before World War II.
Jun 2019
The castle was constructed in the 1590s, but was destroyed by the atomic bombing on August 6, 1945. It was rebuilt in 1958, a replica of the original that now serves as a museum of Hiroshima's history before World War II.
The castle area is surrounded by a water body and the fish swimming around is worth watching. I haven't seen such a habitat of aquarium fish in a public area. The walk from the entrance leading to the castle is great, with a ton of trees. The castle walls were quite fascinating. Needless to say, the castle itself was magnificent. Admission to the castle grounds is free. Entrance fee to the castle is ¥370 per person Senior citizens (aged 65 years and over) and High school student ¥180.
The museum has permanent exhibits on the lower 2 floors which are very good, with plenty of English information and headphones next to the 2 video stations provide English narration. The upper floors are temporary exhibits, it was great to see the samurai armour and swords though there was very little to no English translations on the artifacts.
The sword displays are excellent and you even get to handle one. Armour typical of samurai is displayed and for kids...you get to dress up as a warrior. The castle is recreated per the A-Bomb but there is even some art and poetry in the collection.
Also great views over the city from the top floor.
Written March 2, 2020
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PaulSiow
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia2,731 contributions
Cherry blossoms in full bloom
Mar 2019
Took the JR bus using the JR pass and stopped here. The cherry blossoms were very beautiful. Saw a couple taking wedding photos in front of the castle, among the sakura trees.
Written February 29, 2020
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Roddy N
Manchester, UK71 contributions
Really interesting and well worth a vidit
Feb 2020 • Couples
The grounds were beautifully maintained and the most was clean. They clearly take great pride in the monument. There’s a moderately priced museum in the tower itself, which is packed with interesting information about the history of the castle, the area and the people.

The top floor is a viewing deck, which affords a lovely vista of Hiroshima and is well worth the entrance fee. Definitely not one to be missed
Written February 25, 2020
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GroovyM
Kobe, Japan282 contributions
Museum well with the visit
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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cricketfanBB
Auckland226 contributions
Nice museum
Feb 2020
Obviously a reconstruction. Good display of katanas and military horse stuff. Nice views of park and moats
Written February 7, 2020
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Zimminaroundtheworld
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan1,696 contributions
Well worth visiting, bigger then expected!
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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