Hiroshima castle is a typical flat castle that was constructed by Mouri Terumoto, who was one of the most significant servants ("Godairou") of Hideyoshi Toyotomi. Fukushima family and later Asano family lived there during the Edo era. This castle tower was designated as National Treasure in 1931 (Showa 6). It was destroyed by atomic bomb. Later, the exterior of the castle was renovated in 1958 (Showa 33). In 1989 (Heisei 1st), the inside was restored. Today, it has turned into a history museum featuring Samurai culture.
21-1 Moto-machi Naka-ku Hiroshima City , Zip code 730-0011
Approx.15 min. from Hiroshima IC of Sanyo Expressway
[By publlic transportation]
Approx.10 min. by tram or bus from JR Hiroshima Statiion and get off at "Kamiya-cho"stop then approx.15 min. on foot
Available ( 60 tourist bus. Chuo koen Parking )
Adults: 370 yen. Children (Under High School Students): 180 yen, Group discount is valid for 30 persons or more in a group. Adults: 280 yen. Children (Under High School Students) : 100 yen