Shukkei-en Garden, Hiroshima

4.6
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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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  • After seeing these gardens featured on a television show - this was a "can't miss" stop for us. The gardens certainly did not disappoint! One of the highlights of our trip.  more »
  • I stopped by to go to Hiroshima Castle, but the hydrangea was beautiful at the time, and the inside was beautiful, and it was full of attractions. If you take a walk along the route slowly, you can relax for one hour. Maybe it's because many foreign people feel japanese. I think that you may go once by all means if there is time.
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