A little ways down the road… Our next stop was Hiroshima Castle we actually went on the same day as Peace Memorial Park but I decided to make a separate post because well it deserves it’s own post. I just want to state for the record that the only day I decided to wear jeans was actually the hottest day of the 10 days I was in Hiroshima, just my luck! Anyways the castle isn’t too far from the park but it was a million degrees so it felt like an eternity, haha.
Hiroshima Castle is also known as “Carp Castle.” It is a 1958 reconstruction of the original castle; the original was constructed in 1590. The original was destroyed in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in 1945 during World War II. LOOK AT THIS BEAUTY!
The present castle consists of the black-colored keep only and is a 26m-high five-story building. Inside the castle keep is a history museum dedicated to the history of Hiroshima, Hiroshima Castle and other Japanese castles. The castle grounds contain the Hiroshima Gokoku and a concrete bunker from which the first radio broadcast out of Hiroshima after the 1945 atomic bombing was broadcast. Seriously, wow!
Also, there were ninja’s and I HAD to take a picture with them, haha. I always have so much fun in Japan, I mean look at my face!
There is also a beautiful Shinto Shrine as I mentioned above, The Gokoku Shrine. While we were there, there was a wedding going on. It was absolutely beautiful!
We actually entered through the front of the grounds but I really just wanted to start with showing ya’ll how beautiful Hiroshima Castle was!
After sweating up a storm and being in awe we headed over to get some drinks at 45 bis “あわ.” I definitely would recommend to pay this place a visit, it was so much. Also, this was the stat of a very GREAT night and also the worst hangover of my life, haha.
I know the post is a little short but short and sweet is good sometimes, no? Anyways, thanks for tuning in everyone! Oh and also, this is the first time I show my full face on our blog since we started it, felt a little weird. Well anyway, thanks again everyone! Stay tuned for the next one!
Have any of you been to Hiroshima or the Hiroshima Castle? What was your experience like?