Hiroshima Castle was built in 1589 by the feudal lord Mori Terumoto in the historic castle town of Hiroshima.

The castle was a prominent seat of power in Western Japan and was spared demolishment during the Meiji Restoration, however, it did not survive the infamous atomic bomb of 1945.

Thirteen years after the castle was destroyed, its main keep was rebuilt. More recently, some structures of the Ninomaru - the castle's second circle of defence - was reconstructed.

The castle now features an informative museum on the history of Hiroshima and Hiroshima Castle. Visitors can enter the buildings and view the exhibits.