Hiroshima Castle

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Hiroshima Castle (Hiroshima-jo, 広島城), also known as the Carp Castle, was originally built in 1589 by feudal lord Mori Terumoto, one of the Five Elders appointed by Toyotomi Hideyoshi. Following 1600's Battle of Sekigahara and Mori's retreat to Hagi, Hiroshima Castle came to be run by the Fukushima clan and later the Asano clan through the Edo Period. Whilst surviving the fate of many castles dismantled during the Meiji Restoration, Hiroshima's original castle—designated a National Treasure in 1931—was ultimately destroyed in the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima. The current castle is a 1958 concrete reconstruction of the timber-built original.

Overview

Address

21-1 Motomachi, Naka Ward, Hiroshima (Map) (Directions)

Hours

9:00 - 18:00 Open Now

Opening Hours

Monday 9:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 9:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 9:00 - 18:00
Thursday 9:00 - 18:00
Friday 9:00 - 18:00
Saturday 9:00 - 18:00
Sunday 9:00 - 18:00
Holidays 9:00 - 18:00

Price

¥370

Phone Number

082-221-7512

Website

rijo-castle.jp

Access

By train/streetcar: Hiroshima Castle is about a 10-minute walk north from the downtown area, including Kencho-Mae Station (Astram Line) or Kamiyacho-higashi stop (Hiroden streetcar).

Meipuru-pu: sightseeing bus The castle is also on the route for the Hiroshima sightseeing loop bus, Meipuru-pu, which starts from Hiroshima Station. The castle is a 6 minute ride and the second stop on the route.

By foot: The castle is about 10-15 minutes walk from both Peace Park and Shukkeien Garden. By foot, it can form part of an ideal day itinerary.

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