When the original 16th-century structure crumbled in 1945, Hiroshima Castle was erected in its place as a historically accurate replica. The iconic castle once served as a home of the daimyo, the feudal lord of Hiroshima. The structure's modern facsimile, which shines in white with a partially wooden exterior, contains a museum dedicated to Hiroshima's history before World War II. The ninomaru (outer castle wall) consists of the castle's main gate and turrets adjoined by a warehouse. Step inside to see details of the castle's reconstruction. To visit Hiroshima Castle and other attractions in Hiroshima, use our Hiroshima trip itinerary builder tool.
Tours to Hiroshima Castle
$142 BOOK WITH VIATOR Hiroshima / Miyajima Full-day Private Tour with Government Licensed Guide
Duration: 6 hours
Hiroshima Castle reviews
Built between 1589 - 1599, destroyed by the Atomic Bomb in 1945, re-built in 1958 and heavily further restored (internally anyway) in 1989, it is now in effect a Japanese History Museum covering the..... more »
We didn't have the chance to go inside, it was already closed. It's much smaller than Himeji's, but it's very nice and cute. The surrounding park is very well taken care. It's worth if you're in... more »
The area surrounding the castle is very beautiful, although quite small. The castle is stunningly pretty and is a reconstruction of the original, now turned museum. It consists of 5 levels, only the first two floors are in English and the rest is in Japanese. The steps are super steep. Costing an adult 370 yen to enter, the view from the top is pretty nice.
Nice place to visit but it didn’t take my breath away. In the surrounding ponds you can see beautiful colourful carps and swimming turtles. There are facilities to buy some food and feed fish at the premises.
Plan your trip to Hiroshima
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Hiroshima
Side trips from Hiroshima
Hidden gems in Hiroshima
Historic Sites in Hiroshima
Shopping in Hiroshima
Trips to Hiroshima Castle by other users
59 days in Japan BY A USER FROM HONG KONG SAR CHINA Motobu-cho Nagasaki Hiroshima 19 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Hiroshima BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM Tokyo Kyoto Hiroshima 16 days in Japan BY A USER FROM CANADA Tokyo Osaka Kyoto 9 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Tokyo Kyoto Hiroshima 30 days in Japan & South Korea BY A USER FROM TURKEY Tokyo Kanazawa Kyoto 60 days in Japan BY A USER FROM CANADA Kanazawa Nagoya Kyoto