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Hiroshima Castle

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

Contemporary recreation of a destroyed 16th-century castle offering a history museum & city views.

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phone+81 82-221-7512
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Mondays: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Tuesdays: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Wednesdays: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Thursdays: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Fridays: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Saturdays: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Sundays: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

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Becky in the last week

Nice place to visit in the middle of the city. The gardens are nice and the blossoms should be out soon, it was a couple weeks too early for me to see them. The view is nice from the top and on each floor there are various things to look at including swords and samurai gear

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Lu Bi Huang a month ago

Lovely castle grounds with places to sit and relax if you wanted to. Cost a few hundred yen to climb up the castle and the view at the top is definitely worth it. There are also various displays and information on each level on the way to the top.

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Ivan Levakov a month ago

Very beautiful castle, no doubt about it. But in comparison to other castles all over Japan, it is nothing special, and you won't miss much if you decide not to include it in your plan when visiting Hiroshima. The fact that it was rebuilt after the A-bomb also plays a role, as you know you are not exploring something built centuries ago, but decades instead.

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Road Inspired (roadinspired.com) a month ago

Historical Significance: - Reconstructed post-atomic bombing, maintaining original design. - Houses a museum with cultural artifacts and history exhibits. - Information about castle defenses and construction techniques. Interactive and Educational Elements: - Various exhibitions covering different themes of Hiroshima's past. - Audio tour system available for enhanced learning. Accessibility and Experience: - Many steep stairs, with limited accessible amenities noted. - Most exhibits have English translations, with some requiring translation apps. Observation Deck and Views: - Top floor offers stunning views of Hiroshima city and the river. - Binoculars are mentioned but reported to be out of order. Financial Considerations: - Entrance fee required (cost varies, with student discounts available). - Payments accepted include Visa and MasterCard. Visiting Experience: - Free entry to castle grounds and nearby Shinto shrine. - Photography is restricted to specific parts of the museum. Surrounding Features: - Picturesque gardens showcasing vibrant autumn colors. - Nearby ice cream shop offering unique tofu ice cream.

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Kyle Horack 4 months ago

Cool museum inside the tower, but it's kind of sad that no interior survived and it was all replaced with the museum. Can climb to the top and get a neat perspective of the surrounding area. Cost 200yen to enter. There is hallway along the east side with some cool history of defending the castle in olden times and very interesting details on how they constructed the castle using joinery.