Hiroshima Castle Facts
The construction of the first Hiroshima Castle began in 1589 by Terumoto
Mohri, a clan leader in Japan's turbulent period.
Also called "Carp Castle", it displayed its appearance in the Sanyo Trail as
one of the most famous castles that can be compared with those in Osaka and Himeji.
It was even declared as the National Treasure until the Atomic bomb
destroyed everything including the donjon. The donjon which we have now was rebuilt in 1958,
which carries historical materials chiefly from the Samurai culture.
A castle park surrounds it, with beautiful cherry blossoms and maples trees.
You can also occasionally see swans swimming gracefully in the moat.
January to November: Daly between 09,00-18,00
December to February: Daily between 09,00-17,00
Closed: 29 December - 02 January
Adult ticket: 360 yen for individual, 280 yen for groups (over 30
Children ticket: 180 for individual, 100 yen for groups (over 30 children)
Website: rijo-castle.jp (for English version click on the link,
for Japanese type the address in your browser)
Hiroshima Castle Map&Location
Address: 21-1 Moto machi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, 730-0011. See bellow the
location on the map:
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