Hiroshima Castle
Hiroshima Castle
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Rebuilt following its destruction by the atomic bomb, this building houses an excellent museum that traces Hiroshima’s history, describes the architecture and other aspects of castles in Japan and, through videos, explains the construction of this castle.
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  • wzhkevin
    Singapore, Singapore225 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not the most exciting castle visit in Japan, but pleasant enough.
    I'm not the best person to review this place, because to be honest I'm not really that interested in historical castles. Having said that, this was a pleasant enough visit. You can go all the way up to the keep without paying, and then it's just a small fee to enter. The refreshment stands on the grounds of the castle sells good if expensive ice-cream, as well as sakekasu, which is an interesting drink I'm told isn't easily found many places.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 21 June 2023
  • Leanne Culina-Penza
    Sydney, Australia807 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    A castle in the city
    A very lovely, smaller castle in the middle of the city. As like many of the other castles throughout Japan you can wander to the top for a view of the park and surrounding areas. There is a small fee to enter and getting around the castle is very easy to navigate.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 September 2023
  • Nick M
    Frenchs Forest, Australia1,000 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    It’s okay, but don’t go out of your way.
    Not a stand out place to visit. If you’ve got time come and visit, but don’t put it before the A-dome or museum. It’s quite expensive to enter relative to the museum, 370yen versus 200yen; and there is far more to see at the museum.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 October 2023
  • liucy752
    Taipei, Taiwan1,527 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A museum, an archaized building
    It is actually a museum built after the old Hiroshima castle. Although not a real historic building, it is majestic and beautiful. Materials related to the history of Hiroshima are displayed inside. The content of the exhibition content is rich and vivid. The staff are professional, proactive and helpful. Unfortunately, there is no elevator. There are many stairs to climb in the museum. Lacking of elevator restricts the visit of disable or old people.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 15 October 2023
  • alohatripper
    Honolulu, Hawaii1,699 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A chance to be a samurai
    Upon arriving in Hiroshima, we visited the castle, which is a reproduction of the original which was destroyed. Imposing on the exterior, the interior is merely a collection of exhibits with no authentic-looking rooms or furnishings. That was a surprise and disappointing. There are 4 floors with wide staircases. At the top is a view overlooking the city of Hiroshima. I liked the armory exhibits with replica armor, helmets, swords, and rifles. The grounds are nicely kept, and the double moat must have been intimidating to the enemy and gave them pause.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 14 November 2023
  • LisaGordonSimons
    Long Jetty, Australia668 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A quick visit for a little Hiroshima History
    Not so far from Hiroshima Station on the Red Bus, Hiroshima Castle is a stop en route to the other sights in Hiroshima. It is in large, peaceful gardens, surrounded by a moat with a shrine to the side. Note that this is not the original castle which was destroyed in the atomic blast.There are 5 levels to reach the top of the tower (survival of the fittest) with artefacts and history of the castle displayed at each level. (Curiously, an item bearing an image of a koala was to be found in one of the displays - not quite sure why). An hour is enough time to visit.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 23 December 2023
  • Globetrotter10079
    Seattle, Washington442 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting Castle
    If you are a Senior Citizen , you can get a discount same price as Junior High student. This castle was rebuilt because, of the bombing of Hiroshima during WW 2. It featured some of the Shogun clothing. The castle is called the Karp castle. The baseball team is called the Hiroshima Carp named after the castle.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 20 February 2024
  • chowso
    Gloucester, United Kingdom1,758 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely smaller castle
    The grounds are nice for a wander around, the castle itself is a beautiful structure. It’s smaller and less impressive than some of the other castles in Japan, but I think it’s still worth seeing. There are some interesting displays inside and the view from the top I nice. It’s not very expensive to get in but if you’re on a tight budget it may be worth skipping the admission fee.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 April 2024
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San
Tokyo, Japan103 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
It was a super rainy day ☔️ but we still went to see Hiroshima Castle. The ticket was very affordable and you can see samurai armor and katana’s. This castle is not so decorative like Osaka, Himeji or Nagoya. This castle felt like a Samurai’s battle castle 😄
Overall good experience and recommend 🏯🇯🇵
Written 18 June 2024
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jabitz
Melbourne, Australia257 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
We didn't have time to go into the castle, but we walked all the way around it and it is such a photogenic castle. There were lots of places to get photos from different perspectives and angles.
Written 1 June 2024
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DipuKV
Pune, India3,064 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Hiroshima Castle is tall, impressive and offers great spots for clicks, views and selfies. Located amidst a sea of greenery.
Written 1 June 2024
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Gideon Baker
Melbourne, Australia92 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
A very disappointing tourist attraction. Uninspiring and although a relatively cheap entry fee, I found it not worth visiting. Curiously, only a few exhibits have both Japanese and English written information labels;whereas, most other exhibits only have Japanese information labels. When visiting Hiroshima, my suggestion is unless you are hellbent on visiting this Castle, skip it and do something else. Seriously, it’s a waste of time. The Osaka Castle in comparison is a considerably better experience.
Written 10 May 2024
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chowso
Gloucester, UK1,758 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The grounds are nice for a wander around, the castle itself is a beautiful structure. It’s smaller and less impressive than some of the other castles in Japan, but I think it’s still worth seeing. There are some interesting displays inside and the view from the top I nice. It’s not very expensive to get in but if you’re on a tight budget it may be worth skipping the admission fee.
Written 30 April 2024
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Peter G
Sydney, Australia2,059 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Lots of stairs but you are then rewarded of a good view of Hiroshima. There are some nice artefacts on display but some just have Japanese descriptions.

At the top is a stamp if you bring your book.

Worth the climb - just.
Written 15 April 2024
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Ben69059
Singapore, Singapore365 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
The castle is along the path from Hiroshima station to peace park. It is about a 15 min walk in each direction, so recommend walking over tram.
Written 5 April 2024
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Abbie S
Leeds, UK308 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
The first floor has exhibits with English signage but the next floors don't have any.

The view at the top is nice but nothing too special Vs other views I've seen in Japan
Written 1 April 2024
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Globetrotter10079
Seattle, WA442 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
If you are a Senior Citizen , you can get a discount same price as Junior High student. This castle was rebuilt because, of the bombing of Hiroshima during WW 2. It featured some of the Shogun clothing. The castle is called the Karp castle. The baseball team is called the Hiroshima Carp named after the castle.
Written 20 February 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

LisaGordonSimons
Long Jetty, Australia668 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
Not so far from Hiroshima Station on the Red Bus, Hiroshima Castle is a stop en route to the other sights in Hiroshima. It is in large, peaceful gardens, surrounded by a moat with a shrine to the side. Note that this is not the original castle which was destroyed in the atomic blast.There are 5 levels to reach the top of the tower (survival of the fittest) with artefacts and history of the castle displayed at each level. (Curiously, an item bearing an image of a koala was to be found in one of the displays - not quite sure why). An hour is enough time to visit.
Written 24 December 2023
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