Shukkei-en, Hiroshima

About Shukkei-en, Hiroshima

Shukkei-en, Hiroshima - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: 2-11 Kaminoboricho, Naka Ward, Hiroshima, Japan

Phone: +81-822213620

Ticket Price: 250 JPY

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Time Required: 01:30 Hrs

Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

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Boasting of an annual footfall of 1,80,000, the Shukkei-en is a beautiful, fairy tale like garden situated in Hiroshima. Translated to English as ‘shrunken-scenery garden’, the place has miniature valleys, mountains, forests, ponds and small islands in these ponds! The Shukkei-en has a history dating back to 1620. However, during the atomic bombings, all the buildings within the garden along with the vegetation were burnt.

The garden is witness to atrocities and tragedy- many people who were injured during the bombings took refuge in the grounds of the garden. And many of those people died in the garden due to their wounds. Their remains were interred within the garden. Today, the garden is an example of beauty and serenity.

How To reach Shukkei-en by Public Transport

  • Shukkeien-mae tram stop.

Restaurants Near Shukkei-en

  • Food stall within the garden premises.
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  • Hanayashiki

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Shukkei-en, Hiroshima Reviews - Write a Review

  • Truly worth visiting! The autumn colours were brilliant & it turned the whole garden so amazingly lovely! Just love the clear reflection in the water. This place is also very peaceful.

  • This is a lovely and very peaceful traditional Japanese garden right in the heart of the city. Free admission for seniors and full of nice benches and places to sit and enjoy the serenity of the garden. For those looking for a reprieve from running around all the tourist sites and fighting the throngs of visitors, this is an easy recommend.

  • This garden is well worth the visit (admission is a couple of $). It is quite relaxing with a koi pond and multiple small bridges and well tended trees. A good choice to spend a quiet hour before or after going to the A-bomb memorial area.

  • Beautiful - lovely and relaxing by the riverside - buy a bag of fish food to attract the koi - see the occasional bream or mullet jump out of the water - then use your discount voucher to enjoy a tea/coffee and cake. Note - no access from the East riverside - entrance is one or two blocks West of the river.

  • Lovely garden with a lot of water and tiny bridges. It really calms you down to watch the fish and tortoises in the lake after a long day on the city.

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