Hiroshima Castle (Hiroshima-jo) was built in 1589 by the daimyo Mori Terumoto. The five-tiered donjon was completed in 1591 and became his home base. It was an elegant castle, but all was lost in the atomic bombing of 1945. The existing ferroconcrete, five-tiered donjon was built in 1958 and commands a panoramic view of the city. The stone fortress and moat remain as they were in the old days and the entire castle is designated a Historic Site.
Address: 21-1 Motomachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima
Admission Fee: 360 yen
Closed: Dec. 29-Jan. 2
(Dec. 13-14,29-Jan.2 in 2010)
[Rail]JR Hiroshima Station/Hiroshima Railway/15 min./Kamiya-cho Station/On foot/15 min.