Hiroshima Castle

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Hiroshima Castle, also known as Carp Castle, was originally built in the 1590s. It was destroyed by the atomic bomb along with the rest of the city in 1945 and rebuilt in 1958. Since then, it has also served as a museum of the history of Hiroshima before World War II The history of the castle itself, as well as Japanese castles in general, is clearly explained.

Overview

Address

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

Hours

9:00 - 18:00 Closed 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

General Amenities

  • Information Counter
  • Restroom
  • Paid parking
  • Free guides/pamphlets

Language support

  • English

Payment Method

  • Pay by cash

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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