Jun 08, 2018 Art Hiroshima City

Visit Hiroshima Castle to Learn About Samurai Culture and History!

#Architecture ,#Art ,#Attraction ,#Historical Site ,#Photogenic

Located close to the center of Hiroshima is Hiroshima Castle. This photogenic castle is a popular spot for tourists both from Japan and abroad. Inside, there are also exhibitions about samurai culture and history, so there’s plenty to see. Today we’ll be introducing you the highlights and photo spots of Hiroshima Castle, as well as how to get there.

About Hiroshima Castle

Hiroshima Castle was built in 1589. The Castle Tower was completely destroyed by the atomic bomb, but it has been currently restored as a history museum presenting samurai culture.

The castle tower starts on the fifth floor. It has historical exhibitions, a corner where visitors can try on armors and helmets, and an observation deck with a panoramic view of Hiroshima City. Take some shots at the costume corner to commemorate your visit!

Photogenic Spots Around Hiroshima Castle

Except for certain areas, photos are prohibited inside the castle, so you can take pictures from the outside. While the castle does have an impact when it’s seen from up close, it might be a good idea to take pictures of the whole edifice from afar. There are some high rise buildings nearby, so if you want a shot of the whole castle, you could go to the Motomachi High School side of the promenade.

There are also plenty of visitors from abroad who take pictures at Mikado-bashi. Why not take a picture with Mikado-bashi in the background?

Go Around Hiroshima Castle on a Sightseeing Boat

At the foot of Mikado-bashi, there are sightseeing boats that go around the moat. It’s a great way to discover aspects of Hiroshima Castle that are just not visible from the ground. Happi coats are also available to borrow, so it’s perfect for pictures.

Information staff wearing happi coats are stationed near the reception area. Taking a picture with them will also make for a great memory.


Adult ¥1,100
Child ¥700


Although there are washrooms around the Hiroshima Castle area, there are none inside the castle tower. It would be a good idea to go to the toilet before going in.

Directions and Entry to Hiroshima Castle

Hiroshima Castle is located in Motomachi, Naka Ward in Hiroshima City. It’s just a ten minute walk from the Peace Memorial Park. On the tram, get off at Genbaku Dome-Mae Station or Kamiya-cho-nishi Station. It’s a bit of a walk from the station, but if you use the orange route of the Meipurupu Bus, you can get off right in front of the castle.

There is an entrance fee for the Castle Tower, so make sure to pay at the front. You can communicate with the staff in foreign languages or use a panel. Big baggage or strollers can be left at the reception area.

Entrance Fee

Adult ¥370
65 or Older/ High school student ¥180
Under High School Students Free

How to Access from Hiroshima Station


Price:¥200 Time: 10 mins Changes: None
-How to Ride “meipuru-pu” the Loop Bus

Hiroshima Sta.

Hiroshima Castle Stop
Orange/Lemon Route

Hiroshima Castle

Hiroshima Electric Railway

Price:¥180 Time: 25mins Changes: None

Hiroshima Sta.

Kamiyacho Higashi
Electric Railway

Hiroshima Castle


Visitors can get to know more about Japanese history as well as Hiroshima’s culture at Hiroshima Castle. It’s a photogenic spot, so do stop by to take some pictures.

Hiroshima Castle
Address 21-1 motoma-chi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima (map)
Open [Mar-Sep] 9 a.m-6 p.m
[Dec-Feb] 9 a.m-5 p.m.
Admission ends 30min earlier.
Closed Dec 29-31
Website Hiroshima Castle TripAdvisor