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Hiroshima Castle
Hiroshima Top 7 in Can't Miss Attractions

57 Reviews
Historical Architecture
Liked by 4
Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 2-3 hours
Address: 21-1 Motomachi, Naka Ward, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture
Official website:
Phone: +81-82-2217512

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Hiroshima Castle (広島城, Hiroshima-jō), sometimes called Carp Castle (鯉城, Rijō), is a castle in Hiroshima, Japan that was the home of the daimyō(feudal lord) of the Hiroshima han (fief). The castle was originally constructed in the 1590s, but was destroyed by the atomic bombing on August 6, 1945. The castle was rebuilt in 1958, a replica of the original that now serves as a museum of Hiroshima's history before World War II.

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  • Safariholic
    Epsom, Surrey, England

    Impressive Building / Museum

    Built between 1589 - 1599, destroyed by the Atomic Bomb in 1945, re-built in 1958 and heavily further restored (internally anyway) in 1989, it is now in effect a Japanese History Museum covering the p...

    Reviewed on /Date(1598164785000+0800)/
  • Komator
    Barcelona, Spain

    Nice castle

    We didn't have the chance to go inside, it was already closed. It's much smaller than Himeji's, but it's very nice and cute. The surrounding park is very well taken care. It's worth if you're in Hiros...

    Reviewed on /Date(1589148828000+0800)/
  • romels2017
    Norfolk, Virginia

    Magnificent Castle

    Well rebuilt and with ongoing preservation program in place, this magnificent historical edifice boast artifacts from centuries of the area’s culture. Excellent selection of swords display signifying ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1583480250000+0800)/
  • jarmwr40
    qualicum beach

    a replica of the original that now serves as a museum.

    had attended the hiroshima peace memorial museum in the peace park. all stunning. walked along the river and through the lovely yuhua garden, no one there but us. lovely respite after the museum. coul...

    Reviewed on /Date(1583251851000+0800)/
  • Idris J
    Idris J
    Bangi, Malaysia

    It’s a Museum of Hiroshima's history before World War II.

    The castle was constructed in the 1590s, but was destroyed by the atomic bombing on August 6, 1945. It was rebuilt in 1958, a replica of the original that now serves as a museum of Hiroshima's history...

    Reviewed on /Date(1583086986000+0800)/

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Additional Information


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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