Shukkei-enCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: 2-11 Kaminoboricho, Naka Ward, Hiroshima, Japan
- Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +81-822213620
- Ticket Price: 250 JPY
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Forest, Mountain, Garden, Historical Site, Family And Kids
Shukkei-en - Review
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.
- Zona Itaria in Chentoro
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Things to Know Before Visiting Shukkei-en
84.81% of people who visit Hiroshima include Shukkei-en in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
39.44% of people start their Shukkei-en visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Shukkei-en
50% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Shukkei-en
Shukkei-en, Hiroshima Reviews
This park is where many injured Japanese gathered in after the A bomb devastation in 1945 since it was mostly a clear area and thus was not covered in rubble. They died shortly after they arrived here and the remains of 65 men and women were found in one part of the park years later. The park today is beautiful and is worth a visit when in Hiroshima.
I write this review a year after I went to this park. I have never forgotten this park. It is the most beautiful place I have ever been to in my life. It is my greatest hope to go and see it again. A definite must if you are visiting here.
A very beautiful and relaxing garden to have a stroll around. The entrance fee is not much and very much worth it. I'd highly recommend coming here if you're going to Hiroshima, certainly the highlight of my trip!
Très joli jardin de paysages miniatures. Le jardin Shukkeien peut vous absorber plusieurs heures si vous aimez observer calmement toutes les scénaries recréées d'ici de là. Vous pouvez acheter pour 100¥ un sachet de nourriture pour les poissons juste au niveau du pont arc-en-ciel. Voyez alors une nuée de carpes se jetaient comme des furies sur ces croquettes !
We went to japan on our honey moon and I can honestly say that this is one of the nicest gardens in all of japan. If you visit one garden make sure it's this one. Everything is gorgeous. The koi fish are super huge.