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Shukkei-en Garden, Hiroshima

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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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  • It’s very nice and relaxed place, one of the best in Japan and in the world I love this place . ..... 
    It’s very nice and relaxed place, one of the best in Japan and in the world I love this place . .....  more »
  • Wonderful garden. It’s make me feel happy and relaxed . I will be back again. Very highly recommended 
    Wonderful garden. It’s make me feel happy and relaxed . I will be back again. Very highly recommended  more »
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  • A beautiful place for a relaxing walk around the water. Many places to sit and relax or watch the carp and turtles. Fun for kids to buy carp food and feed them! Difficult to access all the main paths with a stroller but there are alternative routes that work.
  • This is a quiet, peaceful garden in the hub of the city. My wife and I spent about 90 minutes exploring the grounds and relaxing. You can buy fish food at the front to feed the groups of koi fish swimming in the large pond. I recommend doing this, as it's fun to see them swim up and eat. It's attached to a museum, which offers a combination ticket, but we didn't visit the museum. You're only about a 3 minute walk from a tram stop.

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