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Hiroshima Castle

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Hiroshima Castle is a typical plains castle built by the military commander Mori Terumoto during the Sengoku period. During the Edo period, the Fukushima and Asano clans were based here. After the castle was completed, the castle keep that was designated a National Treasure in 1931 was destroyed by the atomic bomb, but the exterior was restored in 1958. In 1989, the interior was restored in commemoration of the 400th year since the castle's completion and is now a historical museum with a theme of samurai culture.

View scenic routes that include this spot

A tour of 2000 years of Japanese history

More Information about Hiroshima Castle

Street address

21-1 Motomachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima



  • From JR Hiroshima Station, take the Hiroshima Electric Railway streetcar or bus (about 15 min.);
    Hiroshima Station -> Kamiya-cho (streetcar: Kamiya-cho-nishi or Kamiya-cho-higashi).
    Then 15 minutes by foot


  • 13 minutes by foot from the Hiroshima Bus Center

Opening Hours

(Closes at 17:00 from December to February. Entrance reception ends 30 minutes before closing)


Dec. 29-Jan. 2
*Occasionally closes on other days


Best season

All year


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