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Hiroshima Castle 広島城

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    Visit the fun and interactive Hiroshima Castle located in city center. We had fun learning about the history of Hiroshima.

    Hiroshima Castle |

    Hiroshima Castle (広島城) is located not far from the Hiroshima station. Like most castles in Japan, it is not an original. The current castle made of concrete was rebuilt in 1958 after the original castle being destroyed by the atomic bomb in 1945.

    children standing in front of Hiroshima Castle wall |

    My children love visiting Japanese Castles. One of the most amazing and grandest castles we visited was Himeji Castle, and we highly recommend you to visit when you’re in Japan.

    map of Hiroshima castle |

    The Hiroshima castle ground is surrounded by a moat. On the castle ground today, there are both restored sites and original ruins. Most of the castle wings are in ruins still. The turrets, the main gate, and the gate bridge are restored.

    Japanese art display from inside Hiroshima Castle |

    roof tile display inside Hiroshima castle |

    There are 5 floors in the castle.

    1. 1st Floor – Castle history and ancient Hiroshima
    2. 2nd Floor – Castle town life and culture
    3. 3rd Floor – Weapons / armor exhibits
    4. 4th Floor – Special exhibits
    5. 5th Floor – Observation platform

    boy lifting sword on display inside Hiroshima Castle |

    children wearing costumes inside Hiroshima Castle |

    There are fun interactive areas for visitors to try how heavy a samurai sword is. You can also put on traditional Japanese clothing for photos and capture the memory.

    view of Hiroshima City from the top of the Hiroshima Castle |

    Beautiful view of the city from the top of the castle (observation deck).

    view of children in front of Hiroshima Castle |

    If you enjoyed the Hiroshima Castle guide, check out Hiroshima Japan GuideHiroshima Peace Memorial Park and other travel posts from Just One Cookbook.

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    Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

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