Hiroshima Castle in Naka Ward Area

Hiroshima Castle

Hiroshima Castle, also known as Carp Castle, is located in the Naka Ward area of Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan. The castle was originally built in 1589, but was destroyed by the atomic bomb in 1945. It was rebuilt in 1958 as a museum of Hiroshima's history and culture.


The approximate latitude and longitude of Hiroshima Castle is 34.3950° N, 132.4544° E.


Hiroshima Castle was built by the powerful feudal lord Mori Terumoto in 1589. It was one of the largest castles in Japan, with a five-story keep and several smaller towers and gates. The castle played a significant role in the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600, which led to the establishment of the Tokugawa shogunate.

During the Meiji Restoration in the late 19th century, Hiroshima Castle was dismantled and turned into a military facility. In 1945, it was destroyed by the atomic bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima. The castle was rebuilt in 1958 as a museum to showcase Hiroshima's history and culture.

Visiting Hiroshima Castle

Visitors to Hiroshima Castle can explore the castle's history and culture through various exhibits and displays. The castle grounds also offer beautiful views of the city and surrounding areas. In the spring, the castle's cherry blossoms attract many visitors.

The entrance fee for adults is 370 yen and for children is 180 yen. The castle is open from 9am to 6pm (last admission at 5:30pm) from April to September, and from 9am to 5pm (last admission at 4:30pm) from October to March.


Hiroshima Castle is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in Japanese history and culture. Its rich history and beautiful architecture make it a fascinating and educational experience for visitors of all ages.