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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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Hiroshima Castle reviews
Hiroshima Castle is a truly impressive site that showcases a significant piece of Japanese history. The grounds are well-maintained and the presence of the beautiful Koi Carp adds a charming touch to.... more
Hiroshima Castle is a truly impressive site that showcases a significant piece of Japanese history. The grounds are well-maintained and the presence of the beautiful Koi Carp adds a charming touch to.... more »
Hiroshima castle is good but not iine with other big castles in Japan. If in Hiroshima, one can plan a visit.Closes by evening.It is a small place with a mediocre experience.
Hiroshima castle is good but not iine with other big castles in Japan. If in Hiroshima, one can plan a visit.Closes by evening.It is a small place with a mediocre experience. more »
This place was super cool! It was wonderful to visit and walk all the way to the top. I'll admit I was disappointed as I was hoping it would actually be a full castle inside. It was more like a full park, however. It has a really cool tower in the back with a cool moat. The tower was more like a directed walking linoleum museum with parts of the castle and historical notes on display.
The grounds are free to enter, and plenty of space to linger. There is a small entry fee for the castle itself, which is worth the visit. On your way up to the top, there is alot of historical objects and history to read about. Once getting to the top, there Is a great view of the city surrounding.
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