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“Interesting Museum inside.”
Review of Hiroshima Castle

Hiroshima Castle
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Private Customized Sightseeing Tour in Hiroshima with a Guide
Ranked #12 of 199 things to do in Hiroshima
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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.
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 362 helpful votes
“Interesting Museum inside.”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

The outside construction is quite beautiful. The interior of the castle is a museum which houses historical artifacts. All the exhibit information is in Japanese so be sure to pick up and English pamphlet at the entrance.
There is no toilet inside the castle so suggest you use the restrooms in the park prior to entry into the main building.

Visited November 2012
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Cape Town
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Take your photo and move on...”
Reviewed January 18, 2013

Possibly the most disappointing castle I've visited in Japan. It is pretty enough from the outside but it was rather dull inside - the only highlight was the samurai costumes that you can try on for free. The surround grounds are quite unkept and the public toilets were awful (by Japanese standards). It is free to walk around the grounds but 300yen to go into the Keep.
If you want a good picture of the castle - walk towards the river and you'll be treated to a pretty view across the moat.

Visited December 2012
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“very crappy”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

most of the stuff inside is japanese, as a tourist who is english speaking this makes it hard to understand. I went in for the samurai history as it says on the hiroshima city sightseeing map. however most of the samurai info was in japanese and the view from the top was pretty poor as well. Definitely not worth the 4 dollars.

Visited January 2013
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Manila, Philippines
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“wanting to become a sword woman =)”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

the outer feature of the castle seems to still be the same old feature. on the inside, it is a museum where you can see different artifacts and parts of the castle. i think what captured my attention was the collection of different swords (katana) which were used during the samurai era. the blades are still sharp and well-maintained. there are some swords which you can see some glitches in the blades which made me wonder how many people were killed by those words and if there are still some hidden japanese village who are using those kinds of swords... =) anyways, just glad i was able to see those! also, they have a part there where you can experience wearing a kimono and a samurai cloth.

Visited December 2012
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“Great”
Reviewed December 16, 2012

Worth to see. It is also kind of museum with number of exhibits. View from top is just amazing on a clear day.

Visited November 2012
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