Hiroshima Castle, Hiroshima

Hiroshima Castle, Hiroshima - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: 21-1 Motomachi, Naka Ward, Hiroshima, 730-0011, Japan

Phone: +81-822217512

Ticket Price: 370 JPY

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Time Required: 01:00 Hrs

Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

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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
  • Hachikuruma

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  • Great place. Near to Atomic-Bomb Dome, like 10-minute walking distance. While the castle itself is great, you should also spend some time wandering the whole complex. Absolutely a must-go place in Hiroshima.

  • Certainly one of the many tourist attractions in the city. The grounds of the castle are quite wide, the perfect spot for a stroll, even at night time. The castle itself is a replica of the original which was destroyed in the atomic bombing of the city. The castle is a museum packed with history and there is even the chance of trying out traditional outfits and samurai armor. One of the most popular attractions is to climb up to the top and enjoy the spectacular view of the city.

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  • Nice place to walk around, the main tower is quite beautiful, specially the reflection it casts on the waters. You can get inside for around 300 yen (I don't remember exactly now), there's a museum about Hiroshima, how it has changed over the years which is quite interesting if you like history. It also has some nice views of the city at the top of the tower.

  • It was so neat to see this structure, even though it's not the original. Neat museum of info inside. Loved the dress up as a samurai.

  • The original castle was pretty much obliterated during WW2. This is a pretty good replica of the original. It looks new in some ways, which is kind of nice, but there's a lot of traditional parts, too. I loved the look and feel of the castle. The inside was a little tacky due to it being a replica, but the items that are within, such as swords and armour, are the real deal. A definite item to add to your Hiroshima travel list.

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