Shukkei-en Garden, Hiroshima

4.6
#1 of 32 in Parks in Hiroshima
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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  • Lovely formal gardens. So peaceful. Great reflections of trees and surrounding buildings in the lake. Blossoms just beginning  more »
  • Beautiful garden, very quiet and peaceful. Mirror pond throughout the garden. Go off the route too, there's lots to see! All in all maybe 30-60minutes. And where I was too early for the cherry...  more »
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