Hiroshima Castle, Hiroshima

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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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  • While it is obviously 100% rebuilt, the park that surrounds it is very beautiful and worth visiting it.
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  • This beautiful wooden Palace, in the shape of a pagoda, which sits on top of a small hill. In addition to the beauty of the place due to the Palace, there's another: the vision of the city seen through the trees in the park surrounding the Palace. Loved it!
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  • Hiroshima Castle is a bit underwhelming but that's because there aren't any sort of outbuildings around it; just the remains of the compound. The building itself is actually pretty decent, however there are quite a few stairs both leading up to it and inside it if you want to go to the top. The grounds are pretty nice though, and you can have a nice walk through the area.
  • So Beautiful! Be prepared to walk up and down several flights of stairs. Bring some coins for the souvenirs at the top. Great views Take your time to see everything.
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