About Hiroshima Castle
Hiroshima Castle, also known as Koi Castle, is a castle located in the northeast part of Hiroshima City Peace Memorial Park. It is said to have been built in 1874 by Terumoto Mori, who dominated the Chinese part of Japan during the Warring States period.
In the early days of its construction, Hiroshima Castle had inner, middle, and outer trenches, 78 corner towers, and 23 gates, making it one of the largest castles in Japan, and its five-story Tensho-kaku was said to be comparable to Osaka Castle. After the Meiji era, although several buildings such as the Honmaru Goten were disintegrated or burned down, the castle remained in its original form and was designated as a national treasure, but was destroyed due to the atomic bomb 0. In 1958, the castle was rebuilt, and now the omoteshi gate of Ninomaru, the Hiragura, the Yagura, and the Taiko Yagura, which were burned down due to the atomic bomb 0, have been restored to their Edo period appearance.
While visiting the castle, visitors can learn about the circumstances of the founding of the castle, the history of Hiroshima in the Edo period, and other information through the materials displayed inside.
How to get there
(1)15 minutes by streetcar from Hiroshima Station (get off at “Kamiyacho Higashi” stop and walk 15 minutes)
15 minutes on foot
(2)15 minutes by bus from Hiroshima Station (“Kamiyacho” bus stop, 15 minutes walk)
The stairs are gentle for a castle, and you can learn about how the castle works, its history, and the origin of the town’s name. Admission is inexpensive and open year-round, and the castle is surrounded by a vast, green park that can be enjoyed by families or individuals.