Thursday, September 24, 2015

Hiroshima: Castle & Ninomaru Omote Gate in Japan


When you travel every prefecture of Japan, you will find a castle there. It is not a surprise for us as we are able to find Hiroshima Castle in Japan.

This is a reconstruction of Hiroshima Castle and Ninomaru Omote Gate by using the original building construction and materials after the atomic bombing in 1945 at Hiroshima, Japan.

You will find everything is new on the interior and exterior of the castle and Ninomaru Omote Gate unlike, some of the historical castles which are preserved until now, in some parts of Japan. 

There is nothing much to do at the castle except, trying out Japanese Samurai costume and taking the opportunity to capture as many pictures of Hiroshima city from the top floor of Hiroshima Castle.

How to get to Hiroshima Castle?
Tram Station : 
15 minutes walk from Kamiyacho-higashi tram stop, traveling from Hiroshima Station (on Line 1, 2 or 6)
Opening Hours :  9am to 5pm 

                            (except 29th December to 2nd January yearly)
Entrance Fee   :  370 yen at Hiroshima Castle


Reconstruction of Ninomaru main entrance with partially concrete amd wooden walls after being destroyed from the atomic bombing at Hiroshima Castle in Japan in 1945
Reconstruction of Ninomaru main entrance with partially concrete amd wooden walls after being destroyed from the atomic bombing at Hiroshima Castle in Japan in 1945

Heading to the main entrance of Ninomaru (the castle's second circle of defense) to Hiroshima Castle and Tower in Japan
Heading to the main entrance of Ninomaru (the castle's second circle of defense) to Hiroshima Castle and Tower in Japan

Reconstruction of the wooden interior of Ninomaru Omote Gate by using the original building methods and materials at Hiroshima Castle and Tower in Japan
Reconstruction of the wooden interior of Ninomaru Omote Gate by using the original building methods and materials at Hiroshima Castle and Tower in Japan
Looking at the  walls of Ninomaru Omote Gate and the garden from inside at Hiroshima Castle and Tower in Japan
Looking at the  walls of Ninomaru Omote Gate and the garden from inside at Hiroshima Castle and Tower in Japan

Standing in the middle of the garden at Ninomaru to take a picture of the reconstructed drum tower and Ninomaru Omote Gate at Hiroshima Castle and Tower in Japan
Standing in the middle of the garden at Ninomaru to take a picture of the reconstructed drum tower and Ninomaru Omote Gate at Hiroshima Castle and Tower in Japan

Walking up the stairs to the reconstructed of 5 levels of Hiroshima Castle in Japan
Walking up the stairs to the reconstructed of 5 levels of Hiroshima Castle in Japan

The main entrance of the reconstructed of 5 levels of Hiroshima Castle on top of the hill in Hiroshima, Japan
The main entrance of the reconstructed of 5 levels of Hiroshima Castle on top of the hill in Hiroshima, Japan

Japanese Shachi (in metal or tiles) is decorated on the ridge of the roof in order to protect the castle in Japan
Japanese Shachi (in metal or tiles) is decorated on the ridge of the roof in order to protect the castle in Japan

Trying out Japanese costumes especially the Samurai costume at Hiroshima Castle in Japan
Trying out Japanese costumes especially the Samurai costume at Hiroshima Castle in Japan

The view of Hiroshima city from the top floor of Hiroshima Castle in Japan
The view of Hiroshima city (after the rain) from the top floor of Hiroshima Castle in Japan

A-bombed tree Willow survivor from the atomic bombing at Hiroshima Castle and Tower in Japan
A-bombed tree Willow survivor from the atomic bombing at Hiroshima Castle and Tower in Japan


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