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Hiroshima Castle

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Ranked No. 7 in Hiroshima Can't Miss Attractions
Historical Architecture
Recommended sightseeing time: 2-3 hours
Address: 21-1 Motomachi, Naka Ward, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture
Phone: +81-82-2217512

What travelers say:

Hiroshima Jo castle is located on the flat ground of the OTA gawa River Delta, and the southern part of Hiroshima city faces the Seto Inland Sea and forms Hiroshima Bay. The center of the OTA gawa River Delta is Hiroshima plain, and the surrounding area is the western and northern part of the city, and the eastern part is a hilly area.

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Hiroshima City is situated on the delta of Ota River. Because it looks like a black carp, it is also known as "The Carp City". Its construction began in 1589 by the famous general Mouri Terumoto and took 10 years to complete. This beautiful city was completely destroyed in the 1945 atomic bombing. The current one was rebuilt in 1958. Standing on the top of the city, tourists can overlook the surrounding scenery. Besides displaying historical art and crafts, Hiroshima city is also a famous place for appreciating sakura, which attracts many tourists to visit it every spring.
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