Hiroshima castle

The castellation of Hiroshima castle began in 1589 and it was completed in 1599. It was built in the Sengoku period and over time, many castellans became the owners of it. Besides, this castle was renovated several times and became about a 1 km large square of a castle. The original castle tower was designated as a national heirloom in 1931 but was collapsed by the atomic bomb dropped in 1945. However, it was rebuild in 1958 by strong demands from the citizens and now is a history museum.

Address
21-1 Motomachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima
Contact No.
+81-82-221-7512
Access
Take a 10-min ride on a tram or a bus from Hiroshima station on JR Line, get off at Kamiya-cho and walk for 15 min
Opening Hours / Holidays
9:00-18:00 (-17:00 from December to February)
Open all year round
Time Required
90 min
Admission fee
Admission fee: 370 yen (180 yen for age 65 and above or high school student.) Free for junior high school student and younger

※ Some information is displayed in Japanese and machine-translated English, which may not be accurate.
For the latest information, please check the official website for each spot.

Source:skipinof / PIXTA

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A view from the castle tower

In Hiroshima castle, the highest floor of the castle tower is an observation room. You can see Hiroshima Peace Memorial, a city view of Hiroshima, and Miyajima far away if the sky is clear. Pay attention to kato-mado, windows in the castle tower. The window head is decorated like flowers and this style was seen in castles and temples built after the late 1500s in Japan.

Source:wikipedia

Source:拡張現実ライフ

History museum waits for you with many antiquities

There are a lot of exhibits, for example, an actual famous sword and other things are displayed and an area recreating the life in the Edo period in the history museum located in the castle tower. It also introduces citizen's movements related to rebuilding of the castle tower of Hiroshima castle in the city of Hiroshima which was collapsed by the atomic bomb

Source:広島城

Light up in the dark

Hiroshima Castle is lit up at night. We recommend to have a view from the opposite side of the moat. The castle surrounded by a big moat seems to be floating on the water. It will remind you of the original figure of Hiroshima Castle built in the middle of a river.

Let’s become a Samurai, an Experience Zone

The most interesting point of Hiroshima Castle is the Experience Zone on the 1st floor of the castle. There are armors, helmets, and kimono and you can try them freely. It will be one of the best memories if you transform into samurai and take pictures of yourself!

Hiroshima castle

The castellation of Hiroshima castle began in 1589 and it was completed in 1599. It was built in the Sengoku period and over time, many castellans became the owners of it. Besides, this castle was renovated several times and became about a 1 km large square of a castle. The original castle tower was designated as a national heirloom in 1931 but was collapsed by the atomic bomb dropped in 1945. However, it was rebuild in 1958 by strong demands from the citizens and now is a history museum.

※ Some information is displayed in Japanese and machine-translated English, which may not be accurate.
For the latest information, please check the official website for each spot.

Source:skipinof / PIXTA

Source:Jacky-kou / PIXTA

A view from the castle tower

In Hiroshima castle, the highest floor of the castle tower is an observation room. You can see Hiroshima Peace Memorial, a city view of Hiroshima, and Miyajima far away if the sky is clear. Pay attention to kato-mado, windows in the castle tower. The window head is decorated like flowers and this style was seen in castles and temples built after the late 1500s in Japan.

Source:wikipedia

Source:拡張現実ライフ

History museum waits for you with many antiquities

There are a lot of exhibits, for example, an actual famous sword and other things are displayed and an area recreating the life in the Edo period in the history museum located in the castle tower. It also introduces citizen's movements related to rebuilding of the castle tower of Hiroshima castle in the city of Hiroshima which was collapsed by the atomic bomb

Source:広島城

Light up in the dark

Hiroshima Castle is lit up at night. We recommend to have a view from the opposite side of the moat. The castle surrounded by a big moat seems to be floating on the water. It will remind you of the original figure of Hiroshima Castle built in the middle of a river.

Let’s become a Samurai, an Experience Zone

The most interesting point of Hiroshima Castle is the Experience Zone on the 1st floor of the castle. There are armors, helmets, and kimono and you can try them freely. It will be one of the best memories if you transform into samurai and take pictures of yourself!

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