Hiroshima Castle

Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
  • Address: 21-1 Motomachi, Naka Ward, Hiroshima, 730-0011, Japan
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  • Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +81-822217512
  • Ticket Price: 370 JPY
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Castle, Family And Kids, Architecture

Hiroshima Castle - Review

Fine example of a flatland castle, the Hiroshima Castle is also known as the Carp Castle. It was built in the year 1589 by Mori Terumoto and was an important seat of power in Western Japan. The main keep of the castle in 5 stories tall. Surrounded by a moat, the castle was destroyed in 1945 during the atomic bombing. Thirteen years later, its main keep was rebuilt with an attractive wooden exterior. Within the keep is a museum that tells the history of Hiroshima and its castles and palaces. The top floor of the main building provides magnificent panoramic views of the city.

Hiroshima Castle Ticket Prices

  • Adult: ¥370
  • Seniors (65+) and High school students:  ¥180
  • Discounts apply for groups of 30 people or more.

How To reach Hiroshima Castle by Public Transport

  • Hiroshima bus centre.
  • Kamiya-cho bus stop.
  • Kamiya-cho higashi tram stop.
  • Kamiya-cho nishi stop.

Restaurants Near Hiroshima Castle

  • Hana Busa
  • Hachikuruma

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TripHobo Highlights for Hiroshima Castle

  • Hiroshima Castle Address: 21-1 Motomachi, Naka Ward, Hiroshima, 730-0011, Japan
  • Hiroshima Castle Contact Number: +81-822217512
  • Hiroshima Castle Timing: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Hiroshima Castle Price: 370 JPY
  • Best time to visit Hiroshima Castle(preferred time): 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Hiroshima Castle: 01:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Hiroshima Castle

  • 94.42% of people who visit Hiroshima include Hiroshima Castle in their plan

  • 37.45% of people start their Hiroshima Castle visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Hiroshima Castle

Monday, Saturday and Sunday

64.45% of people prefer walking in order to reach Hiroshima Castle

People normally club together Hiroshima Children's Museum and Shukkei-en while planning their visit to Hiroshima Castle.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Hiroshima Castle, Hiroshima Reviews

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  • Fairly standard reproduction that lacks anything particularly "must see". However, at night it looks fantastic with the lights and from the top floor you can see Hiroshima which is the real point of going. Seeing the Dome through the trees and knowing what happened was extremely emotional and gives you a sense of scale. With that said - make sure you visit this AFTER the memorial museum to fully appreciate it.

  • Looks nice from the outside but is actually a full concrete replica of the original castle. Inside is a museum over 4 floors where I find the first two interesting, explaining the history of Hiroshima as a town but the to two are plain boring. No English and just a collection of armors and swords. The view from the top is also quite mediocre, simply because there is nothing to see around the palace. Stick to the park around the castle and save yourself ¥600 for a beer later.

  • Nice place to visit in Hiroshima. Easy to find this castle. This castle tower is a National treasure from year 193I. This castle destroyed by atomic bomb. This castle renovated in 1958. In 1989 the inside was restored. Today, it has turned into a history museum featuring Samurai culture.

  • Moderately interesting as a museum but really it's sufficient to walk the grounds and skip going inside. Some of the plaques are only in Japanese so you don't get the full experience as a foreigner that can't read. Plus it's a lot of photos and drawings rather than artifacts. The samurai armour and swords IS really cool though. So if you are into that it's worth it. You can also try on samurai armour for free which is also really cool

  • Japanese history, art, architecture and culture well displayed. Samurai swords are the best part!! The breathtaking views from the top are awesome. Audio guide and the written explanations are immensely helpful. The castle is divided into multiple levels and distinct themes like history, armory, religion, lifestyle, etc.

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