Hiroshima Castle - reconstruction of a 16th-century Japanese castle originally built by the Mori clan. The original Hiroshima Castle was destroyed by the atomic bomb.
Hiroshima Castle was built in 1589 by the daimyo Mori Terumoto. Hiroshima Castle was originally completed in 1591 and became his home base. It was an elegant Japanese castle, but all was lost in the atomic bombing of August 6th, 1945. The existing ferroconcrete, five-tiered donjon was built in 1958 and gives visitors a panoramic view of the city and serves as a museum of Hiroshima's history. The stone fortress and moat remain as they were in the old days and the entire Hiroshima Castle is designated a Historic Site.
The Hiroshima Castle grounds also house a monument to Chinese workers killed by the atomic bomb, which was not allowed into the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park for political reasons.
Open: 9am - 6pm, close Dec 29-Jan 2
Admission: 360 yen