Shukkei-en2138 Votes Currently Open
- 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, 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.
How to Reach Shukkei-en
- Shukkeien-mae tram stop.
- Food stall within the garden premises.
- Zona Itaria in Chentoro
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66.52% 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