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
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.
- Shukkeien-mae tram stop.
- Food stall within the garden premises.
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84.64% 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
Absolutely beautiful. Great way to spend an hour or so. Very easy to get around and very close to the station so extremely convenient to visit. We did this the morning we left and had a spare hour or two. Short walk onwards to the castle.
Splendid Japanese Garden, in the traditional style. Adult entrance is 260 yen. A lot of small bridges and cute paths, although not suitable for wheelchair/walking disabilities. You can even rent beautiful sun umbrellas for 100 yen. When we were there, geishas were performing in the small centered house.
A very nice garden to visit. Better if in spring or summer. Many spots in the garden are meant to reproduce famous places in Japan. Nothing extraordinary but definitely worth the price.
This place is so wonderful. You must pay a small entry fee but it's worth it! The garden is well maintained, you can feed the koi fish or just sit there under the pavilion relaxing. The arts museum is also right next to it. A nice place to spend a relaxed day or a romantic date.
Beautiful park although the water could be filtered and aerated more. Although just the bridge survived the atom bomb, this little historic garden is vibrant with color during the Fall season.