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    Hiroshima Castle is flatland style Japanese castle in Hiroshima city. Mori Terumoto ordered the construction Hiroshima Castle in 1589 and it was completed in 1591. Hiroshima Castle featured three concentric moats plus additional protection was provided by Hongawa River (called Otagawa River at the time). The original Hiroshima Castle was destroyed by the Hiroshima Atomic Bombing. In 1958 a modern reconstruction of the five story donjon (tower) was completed and more recently a gate and turret (yagura) in the ninomaru have been reconstructed using traditional materials and techniques.

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