Hiroshima Castle, Hiroshima
When the original 16th-century structure crumbled in 1945, Hiroshima Castle was erected in its place as a historically accurate replica. The iconic castle once served as a home of the daimyo, the feudal lord of Hiroshima. The structure's modern facsimile, which shines in white with a partially wooden exterior, contains a museum dedicated to Hiroshima's history before World War II. The ninomaru (outer castle wall) consists of the castle's main gate and turrets adjoined by a warehouse. Step inside to see details of the castle's reconstruction. To visit Hiroshima Castle and other attractions in Hiroshima, use our Hiroshima trip itinerary builder tool .
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Hiroshima / Miyajima Half-day Private Custom Tour with National Licensed Guide BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $46
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Hiroshima Castle Reviews
原爆ドームから歩いても行けますが、広電の縮景園前が最寄りです。 お城展望からは広島市内を一望出来ます。 more »You can walk from the A-bomb Dome, but the nearest place is The Shinkeien Garden of Hiroden. From the castle view, you can see the city of Hiroshima.
The main gate and building next to it are rebuild in orginal style, however the castle is just a concrete block dressed up as castle. Inside nothing orginal, just a number of floors with exhibits tell... more »
Small and quaint this rebuilt castle, the “3rd” version boasts a lot of interesting history and artifacts. It’s not as big and grand like other castles but if you’re into history you’ll like the different exhibits here. There’s a lookout area on the most top floor of a 5 story place though each floor has a pretty small exhibit.
If you are interested in Japanese history or historical buildings I doubt you'll ever tire of seeing edifices like Hiroshima Castle. The grounds are easy to navigate with the castle being tucked away in a corner. There is also the option to take a boat ride around its moat. The castle has a museum inside its walls that is spread over four of its five floors, the fifth floor being reserved for external views of Hiroshima.
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