Hiroshima Castle

Hiroshima Castle entrance

Hiroshima Castle History

The Hiroshima Castle

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 on 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 maple trees. You can also occasionally see swans swimming gracefully in the moat.

Visitor Information

Opening Times

Hiroshima Castle Praying Area

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 individuals, 280 yen for groups (over 30 persons)
Children ticket: 180 for individuals, 100 yen for groups (over 30 children)

Contact details:
Website: rijo-castle.jp (for the English version click on the link, for Japanese type the address in your browser)
Tel:+81 82-221-7512

Hiroshima Castle Location

Address: 21-1 Moto machi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, 730-0011. See below the location on the map:

Hiroshima Castle Map

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