- 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
95% of people who visit Hiroshima include Shukkei-en in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
40.41% 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
57.65% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Shukkei-en
Shukkei-en, Hiroshima Reviews
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!
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.
Loved this place! Was great to walk around and many places to sit around. Fish were lively and turtles were too.
One of the most impressive gardens we visited in Japan. Being able to buy food and feed the fish and turtles was fun. The garden really lives up to it's reputation.
A beautiful, well-kept Japanese garden in the middle of Hiroshima. Invites you to linger and take a seat on one of the various benches to unwind and admire its beauty.