Shukkei-en Garden, Hiroshima

4.6
#1 of 35 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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  • The place is awesome even in February. It is well tailored and maintained, and the preservation of species are noticeable throughout the gardens. Nice viewing pathways that lead to beautiful...  more »
  • This garden is zen and a wonderful place for meditation and admiring the beauty found within. I would not miss the Shukkei-en Garden. Once inside it captures you with it's essence and vivid colors. I....  more »

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