- 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
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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Things to Know Before Visiting Shukkei-en
95% of people who visit Hiroshima include Shukkei-en in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
40.6% 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
57.37% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Shukkei-en
Shukkei-en, Hiroshima Reviews
I highly recommend taking a walk around these gardens if you are travelling to Hiroshima from Kyoto or Osaka for a day trip. They are quite peaceful and well maintained. It’s a nice place to relax before catching the Shinkasen back in the evening.
Gorgeous garden where you can buy a packet of fish food to feed the koi. Great landscaping and variety of plants. Sometimes they hold a tea ceremony there as well. Pathways are narrow so be careful when human traffic is high.
260 yen entrance fee was completely worth it. The garden is beautiful with many small path routes. Beautiful small bridges and lots of fauna in the large pond. Many detailed information signs throughout in English.
This is a really beautiful and fun place to attend. Lots of turtles and koi fish in the water to feed. Beautiful foliage and a nice walk around. Definitely one of the main attractions of Hiroshima. Good for a nice stroll with the family or loved one.
A beautiful garden near downtown. Good for a light hiking. Can access from the adjacent Art Museum which has small lockers. It is a year-round attraction with season-dependent appearance. The koi fish feeding is fun, and there are lot of turtles in the pond.