Observe the resilience of life at Shukkei-en Garden--just a short walk away from ground zero of the World War II nuclear attack, which obliterated almost everything. Originally commissioned in 1620, the garden morphed throughout history while still maintaining its purpose--to shrink natural scenery, making it seem larger than its actual size. Hence, the grounds boast representations of mountains, valleys, rivers, lakes, and islets. Thanks to local enthusiasm, the garden reopened in 1951 after the war, and now it welcomes all guests to participate in monthly tea ceremonies and leisurely activities. It can get busy during weekends, especially when plums and cherries blossom, or when maples turn red in fall. Make Shukkei-en Garden part of your personalized Hiroshima itinerary using our Hiroshima day trip tool.
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Beautiful Japanese garden in Hiroshima. We went in November and had a light shower. They have a basket filled with clear umbrellas that you can use and return. I loved the red bridge and the... more »
I love Hiroshima, there are always new attractions to explore. I saw Shukkei-en Garden on a map, and decided to check it out. It is not far from the main train station, so it is a must. I highly... more »
Best place to chill out in summer. The sight is very relaxing and beautiful
Amazing in autumn. The English speaking tour guide Hiroaki was so nice and gave us both gifts. ❤️🇮🇪
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