Hiroshima Castle, HiroshimaCurrently Open
- Address: 21-1 Motomachi, Naka Ward, Hiroshima, 730-0011, Japan
- 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
About Hiroshima Castle, Hiroshima
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
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Hiroshima Castle, Hiroshima Reviews
It is a nice, but small castle, rebuilt after the war. It hosts an exhibition of traditional Japanese armour and the like. You can have a decent view of the surroundings from the top. The park is also quite nice, especially the shrine there. However, there are certainly more interesting and culturally relevant castles in Japan.
The castle is located on an impressive moat with an impressive view from the top of the castle. We went here to tick it off as a place to have visited more than anything else. It would be great for someone who is aware of the Japanese history and how this castle adds to it. Sucks you can't take any photos inside certain areas of the castle. The coolest part was being able to wear a kimono and or samurai attire and take photos for free.
Very cool place to visit, they have a nice museum with English translations for tourists which ends at the top of the castle so you get a great view of the area. The grounds area was also well kept and you are free to roam them unlike at some castles. There are restrooms available as well as a smoking area just at the stairs to the castle.
This is a great castle and the price of admission is totally worth it. There are models of the castle grounds both past and present, and many informative sections about the castle history and different types of castles in Japan. You can see different types of Japanese swords, and try lifting a katana in a case. There is also a try-on section where you can dress up in costumes and take pictures, which I am sure children would love. In addition, you can go to the top floor of the castle and have a 360 degree view of the city.
Hiroshima Castle was a very peaceful place to stroll along. The waters are filled with ducks and coy fish, which are loads of fun to sit and watch . If you're lucky, you may even see a hawk circling the tower.