Hiroshima Gokoku Shrine

The Hiroshima Gokoku Shrine or Gokoku-jinja was founded the first year of the Meiji period and moved in 1934. The shrine memorializes the victims of the Boshin War.
Destroyed by the atomic bomb in 1945, it was rebuilt within the Hiroshima Castle complex
The Hiroshima Gokoku Shrine holds many Shinto religious ceremonies and special events
It is a quiet, peaceful spot in the middle of Hiroshima.

 

 

Address

 

21-2 Motomachi, Naka-Ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture

 

Admission Fee

 

free

 

Getting There

 

From the JR Hiroshima Station (South exit),

By bus
Take a Hiroshima Bus (red bus) bound for Yoshijima and exit at
Heiwa Kinen Koen (Peace Memorial Park).

By streetcar
take a streetcar bound for Eba or Miyajima-guchi
exit at Genbakudomu-mae (the A-bomb Dome).

 

Recommendations

 

This attraction will take 10 or more minutes depending on your interest, or longer if you are there during a ceremony.
Try to go during a ceremony or event for more interest and cultural experience.
Combine this attraction with the Hiroshima Castle. It lies within the Hiroshima Castle Complex.

 

Website

 

http://www.h-gokoku.or.jp/
Japanese only