日本での一年間

February 7, 2011

Hiroshima Castle

Filed under: Chuugoku, Domestic, Trips — Tags: , , — myyearinjapan @ 11:48 pm

During a trip to Hiroshima, I made a visit to Hiroshima castle. It is a reconstruction, of course, but reconstructions are actually fairly common among Japanese castles. Places like Osaka castle and Nagoya castle even have elevators in them! There were certainly no elevators in castles in olden times. I thought Hiroshima might be similar to the modernized castles, but it actually was much more authentic. No elevators.The original castle was built in the 1590s and the reconstruction was built in 1958.

Hiroshima castle

The outside of the castle

fall foliage

I was there in December but some trees still showed their fall colors.

moat

Another part of the castle and the moat.

river

A river next to the castle. Hiroshima has several rivers flowing through it. The dome on the left is the Green Arena.

Ceramics

Laquerware on display in the castle.

tansu

Tansu dresser in the castle.

view

View from the top. It's not very high up, so you can't really see much.

A place such as Matsue castle, for example, is built on a hill and therefore offers a very nice view once you reach the top of the castle.

apartment

Another view from the top. This big apartment building is blocking my view!

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  1. […] believe I mentioned earlier this week that Hiroshima is full of rivers. Here are a couple more pictures I took in Hiroshima, in the […]

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