Hiroshima Castle was built in the year 1599 by Hiroshima’s most powerful warrior and leader at the time, Mori Terumoto. The castle featured a five-story Castle Tower, a Honmaru Palace, and a moat that flows like a river. Unfortunately, both the Castle Tower and the Honmaru Palace were destroyed by the atomic bombing in 1945, and only the Castle Tower has been reconstructed. The castle tower now houses the Hiroshima Castle Museum, which exhibits materials related to Hiroshima’s history, the Mori family, local folklore, and natural history.
18+ – ¥370
Senior citizen – ¥180
High School student – ¥180
Junior High School student
or under – Free
※ For students and senior
citizens, please present
identification to verify your age
such as your passport, or
school ID, at reception when
purchasing your ticket.
Moment of Joy
At the Hiroshima Castle, you can see exhibits about Hiroshima’s history and the legendary Mori family, along with other folklore and natural history. You can also take a photo wearing a replica of a samurai helmet. The moat that runs like a river outside the castle is filled with Nishikigoi carp. On Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, there are also different events such as samurai shows. You can take many commemorative photos of places famous to Hiroshima.
- 21-1 Motomachi, Naka Ward, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN
- TEL: 082-221-7512
- March - November 9:00～18:00 (Admission ends at 17:30)
December - Febbruary 9:00～17:00 (Admission ends at 16:30)
- Castle Keep: Dec 29th - 31st
Ninomaru (Second Bailey): Dec 29th - Jan 2nd
※ Temporarily closed until February 20th, 2022