The castle was built by Terumoto Mori and became the base of the Hiroshima clan, changing hands between the Fukushima clan and the Asano clan.

Hiroshima Castle was built in 1589 by Mori Terumoto, who owned most of the Chugoku region, in a location with convenient land and water transportation. At this time, large-scale construction work was carried out including stone walls, moats, buildings such as the castle tower, and the castle town. The Mori clan was relocated after the Battle of Sekigahara, but during the Edo period it became the residence of 12 generations of the Asano clan, including Masanori Fukushima and Nagaaki Asano. The castle tower and some buildings remained after the Meiji period, but all of them were completely destroyed by the atomic bomb. The castle tower was rebuilt in 1958 and has become a museum that introduces the history of Hiroshima through materials and models, holding about six special exhibitions a year and holding various promotional activities. In 1994


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Tenjokaku March to November / 09: 00 ~ 18: 00 Tenjokaku December to February / 09: 00 ~ 17: 00 Ninomaru April to September / 09: 00 ~ 17: 30 Ninomaru October to March / 09 : 00 ~ 16: 30 * Admission is 30 minutes before closing
The castle tower is temporarily closed on December 29th, December 30th, and December 31st. Ninomaru is closed on December 29th, December 30th, December 31st, January 1st, and January 2nd.
Adults 370 yen (280 yen) High school students/seniors 180 yen (100 yen) Junior high school students and younger free *Age confirmation required. Prices in parentheses are for groups of 30 or more people.
730-001121-1 Motomachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture
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Parking notes
* There is no parking lot in the ruins of the castle, so please use the general parking lot in the vicinity. * The parking lot for sightseeing buses is located on the south side of Hiroshima Castle (north side of Jonan Dori). For inquiries about the sightseeing bus parking lot, please contact the Central Park RCC front guard room (TEL 082-227-7875).


21-1 Motomachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

Immediately from JR Hiroshima Station Hiroshima Electric Railway 15 minutes by tram from Hiroshima Station, about 15 minutes on foot north of Kamiyacho East or Kamiyacho West. Alternatively, take the Hiroshima City Circulation Bus from the Shinkansen Exit of Hiroshima Station for about 6 minutes, or walk from the Hiroshima Castle (in front of Gokoku Shrine) bus stop for about 6 minutes. Or about 20 minutes by car from the Sanyo Expressway Hiroshima IC.

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