Hiroshima Castle

Hiroshima Castle (広島城, Hiroshimajō), or the Carp Castle is in the center of Hiroshima.
The castle is 5 stories high and offers a view of the Hiroshima.
Inside the castle you will find artifacts, history, and information on the Castle and Hiroshima.
Originally built in 1589 by a feudal lord named Mori Terumoto
It was destroyed by the atomic bombing and rebuilt.

 

 

Address

 

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

 

Admission Fee

 

Yes 370 Yen per adult (closed December 29-31)

 

Getting There

 

Tram or Bus (Loop)
Take a tram or Bus towards the Hiroshima City Center
Exit at "Kamiya-cho"stop
Walk to the castle (towards the Hiroshima Museum of Art)
Walk under the street tunnel to the Castle entrance gate

 

Recommendations

 

This attractions will take about 1 hour or more if you go to the shrine and around the grounds.
Combine this attraction with the Hiroshima Shrine, and the Hiroshima Art Museum.
http://www.hiroshima-museum.jp/en/index.html
The grounds are peaceful and grassy so a nice place to have a picnic!
Wear comfortable shoes and bring water. There are no shops within the castle walls.

 

Website

 

http://www.rijo-castle.jp/rijo/main.html