Shukkei-en, Hiroshima

Shukkei-en - A Quick Overview

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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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About Shukkei-en, Hiroshima

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

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  • The gardens here are really lovely. It's worth visiting multiple times too, as each visit is different. In summer, the greenery is overwhelming and if the rains come it can be quite romantic. In spring the blooming flowers are incredible, and if you're lucky enough to catch it on a snowy winter day the pagodas are very peaceful. But the best is Autumn. The colour changes are even better at night, they get illuminated and it's one of the nicest sights in Hiroshima.

  • A wonderful experience, especially following on from the visit to the castle. Allow yourselves at least an hour, as there are so many components to this excellently landscaped garden. We went late afternoon on a Winter's day catching beautiful shades of colour and shadows from the different angles. Basically, you walk around a marvellous lake filled with monster goldfish. The only disappointment due to the weather, was a dead herb garden an latent paddy field. I really recommend it all the same!

  • I got the ticket that was for the garden / art museum right beside it. This place would be so much more beautiful during the warmer months. Even with that said I still got some very nice pictures. There were some really cool pieces in the museum (no pictures allowed), along with some history lessons I was not aware of.

  • It's a pretty garden. Small but well maintained. I don't think you get many gardens in Japan so it explains the size. You pay small fee to get In around £2. The fishes are beautiful and very vibrate.

  • One of the great and easiest to reach authentic Japanese gardens. I always love going here when visiting Japan. It is quite large, but you could run through it in 10 minutes. Please do take a sit at one of the benches with a nice haiku and enjoy the scenery. You won't find such a quiet and beautiful haven in a major city any time soon.

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