Holidays in Hiroshima Castle

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Hiroshima Castle which includes a castle and heritage elements

Visit this magnificently reconstructed castle to explore its towering main keep and learn about Japanese feudal history and Samurai culture at the museum within.

Hiroshima Castle, or Hiroshimajō, is a stunning reconstruction of the original castle keep that was destroyed by the atomic bomb in 1945. Built true to its original form, which was completed in 1591, in the Azuchi-Momoyama style, Hiroshima Castle now holds an intriguing museum, as well as a stunning lookout over the castle grounds, moat and cityscape. Explore Hiroshima Castle to learn about traditional Japanese feudal architecture and Samurai heritage.

Whichever way you approach the castle, you’ll see its elegant main keep stretching up five stories. Admire the keep’s traditional architecture, which replicates the original castle’s wooden embellishments. Stroll around the gardens and pass by the castle’s moat and the Ninomaru, a replica of the castle’s second circle of defense. You’ll see a main gate and two turrets, connected by a storehouse. Spot the ruins of a Shinto shrine in the moat, named Hiroshima Gokoku Jinja.

Enter the main keep into a museum dedicated to the original Hiroshima Castle and Japanese castles in general. Learn about the positioning of this castle on a flat plain, as opposed to the more popular style of hilltop or mountainside castles. Discover the original castle’s historic means of defense, including moats and high walls.

Head up to the castle’s top floor where you can enjoy a magnificent view of the surrounding castle grounds and city skyline. The view is particularly stunning in the spring when the cherry blossom trees around the castle’s moat are in bloom.

Hiroshima Castle is a 15-minute walk from Kamiyacho-nishi and Kamiyacho-higashi tram stops. It can also be reached within 15 minutes on foot from the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. The Shukkeien traditional Japanese garden is a 10-minute walk directly east from Hiroshima Castle.

Admission to the castle grounds is free; however, the main keep has an entry fee. The main keep and Ninomaru are closed for a few days around the New Year holiday period.

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Nest Hotel Hiroshima Hatchobori
Nest Hotel Hiroshima Hatchobori
3 out of 5
13-12 Noboricho, Hiroshima, Hiroshima
The price is AU$44 per night from 1 Dec. to 1 Dec.
Located in Naka Ward, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Hiroshima Central Shopping District, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Atomic Bomb Dome. Hiroshima ...
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RIHGA Royal Hotel Hiroshima
RIHGA Royal Hotel Hiroshima
4 out of 5
6-78 Motomachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken
The price is AU$111 per night from 19 Dec. to 19 Dec.
Located in Naka Ward, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kamiyacho, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Atomic Bomb Dome. Hiroshima Green Arena and Hiroshima ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,534 reviews)
"Family-friendly, very convenient to major landmarks in the city. Many dining options at and immediately around the hotel. The pool is rather expensive to use through the club at the facility, that was the only disappointment for my kids."

Reviewed on 12 Nov. 2021

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Hiroshima Washington Hotel
Hiroshima Washington Hotel
3.5 out of 5
2-10 Shintenchi Nakaku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken
The price is AU$75 per night from 19 Dec. to 19 Dec.
Located in Naka Ward, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Memorial Cathedral for World Peace, Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (968 reviews)
"Washington is very clean and has staff well-acquainted with English speakers. With Okonomimura, Chuo-doori, and Hon-doori being right its doorstep, you don't have to go far for a great Hiroshima meal."

Reviewed on 25 Jul. 2021

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THE KNOT Hiroshima
THE KNOT Hiroshima
3.5 out of 5
3-1-1 Otemachi, Hiroshima, Hiroshima
The price is AU$40 per night from 6 Dec. to 6 Dec.
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RIHGA Royal Hotel Hiroshima
RIHGA Royal Hotel Hiroshima
4 out of 5
6-78 Motomachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken
The price is AU$111 per night from 19 Dec. to 19 Dec.
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Hiroshima Washington Hotel
Hiroshima Washington Hotel
3.5 out of 5
2-10 Shintenchi Nakaku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken
The price is AU$75 per night from 19 Dec. to 19 Dec.
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Nest Hotel Hiroshima Hatchobori
Nest Hotel Hiroshima Hatchobori
3 out of 5
13-12 Noboricho, Hiroshima, Hiroshima
The price is AU$44 per night from 1 Dec. to 1 Dec.
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3 out of 5
2-26, Kyobashicho, Minami-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima
The price is AU$69 per night from 30 Nov. to 30 Nov.
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Hotel Intergate Hiroshima
Hotel Intergate Hiroshima
3 out of 5
5-16 Teppo-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima
The price is AU$89 per night from 19 Dec. to 19 Dec.
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Candeo Hotels Hiroshima Hatchobori
3.5 out of 5
14-1 Hatchobori, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima
The price is AU$107 per night from 6 Dec. to 6 Dec.
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Mitsui Garden Hotel Hiroshima
Mitsui Garden Hotel Hiroshima
3.5 out of 5
9-12 NakaMachi Naka-Ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken
The price is AU$75 per night from 19 Dec. to 19 Dec.
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Hotel Granvia Hiroshima
Hotel Granvia Hiroshima
3.5 out of 5
1-5 Matsubara-cho, Minami-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken
The price is AU$136 per night from 6 Dec. to 6 Dec.
Hotel Granvia Hiroshima
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