Hiroshima-jō information

Hiroshima , Japan
21-1 Moto-machi
Getting there
Tram: Kamiya-chō
admission ¥370
Opening hours
9am-6pm, to 5pm Dec-Feb
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Also known as Carp Castle (Rijō; 鯉城), Hiroshima-jō was originally constructed in 1589, but much of it was dismantled following the Meiji Restoration. What remained was totally destroyed by the bomb and rebuilt in 1958. There's a small museum with historical items, but most impressive is the moat, and the surrounding park is a pleasant place for a stroll.