“Carp Castle”

Before catching my train back to Tokyo, I stopped at Hiroshima Castle after my visit to the Atomic Bomb Museum. Hiroshima Castle was destroyed in that bomb blast in 1945, but it was rebuilt in 1958 to match the original 16th century construction. Today it houses a history museum covering the period before World War II.

Though the main keep itself is impressive in its position along the river, the castle sits in the middle of a much larger complex. You can see reconstructions and ruins of various buildings throughout the tranquil park.

Title quote: nickname for Hiroshima Castle

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