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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 Get To Shukkei-en by Public Transport

  • Shukkeien-mae tram stop.

Restaurants Near Shukkei-en

  • Food stall within the garden premises.
  • Zona Itaria in Chentoro
  • Hanayashiki

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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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Miyajma Rickshaw Tour Including Itsukushima Shrine
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Don't miss Miyajima Island when visiting Hiroshima! Miyajima, also called "Island of Gods" is one of the most scenic spots in Japan. This rickshaw tour offers not only the special experience for traditional Japanese rickshaw ride, but also a visit to the famous Itsukushima Shrine. Listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site, Itsukushima Shrine is famous for its "floating" torii gate in red.

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  • This is a lovely and very peaceful traditional Japanese garden right in the heart of the city. Free admission for seniors and full of nice benches and places to sit and enjoy the serenity of the garden. For those looking for a reprieve from running around all the tourist sites and fighting the throngs of visitors, this is an easy recommend.

  • The garden is rebuilt after the nuclear attack. It is breathtaking. The trees, the pond and the bridge is amazing. It has a small local tea shop at the back that is quaint and lovely!

  • One of my favorite stops in Hiroshima. The garden, even in winter, was amazing. Spend a good hour just feeding the Koi while admiring the tranquility

  • Nice private garden to enjoy some peace and relax at the shadow maybe after a long walk into the lovely Hiroshima.

  • I really like this place! A small private park, well maintained. Got to go to this place during cherry blossom season

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