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Shukkei-en Garden

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This 17th-century miniature landscape garden was restored after its destruction in 1945, and contains a pond, streams, islets and bridges.
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2-11 Kaminobori-cho, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture
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All reviews koi carp large pond feed the fish fish food art museum busy city cherry blossoms edo period hiroshima castle full bloom minute walk rainy day atomic bomb couple of hours well worth the visit take your time jr pass
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shukkei-en Garden is a beautiful setting in Hiroshima. The garden was destroyed by the bomb in 1945 but was faithfully recreated later on. It is more or less a circular path around the garden with beautiful trees and plants, a bamboo grove, a pond with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Roddlez
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small garden but beautifully arranged with the typical arrrangement around a focal pond. The leaves were changing for Autumn and made it a photographers dream. Take your time on the visit and take in the many vistas.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank suzieL40
Reviewed 5 November 2018

This place is a must go! So peaceful and relaxing. Everywhere you walk there is something else to see and observe. Big pond in the middle where you an feed the fish (100Yen for a bag). You could spend hours in here. I am not...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank studude10
Reviewed 3 November 2018

This garden was by far the best we saw in our Japan visit with a history of its own, located adjacent to the Art Museum. There are small bridges, ponds, long walking tracks, the highlight being the Rainbow bridge, a place where tourists gather to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank puchka
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Beautiful, tranquil garden. Easy to get to. I followed the "route" that is suggested and strolled along the path. It's sweet that they have signs that identify particularly scenic locations for photos. To be honest, the whole place is photoworthy. It's good to take time...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Tarzy_Tea
Reviewed 27 October 2018

Hired a bicycle and this is one of the places we rode to. One of many lovely gardens in Japan. It is small but very well arranged so t takes a while to get around.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Cameron S
Reviewed 24 October 2018

First important point is that the entry is absolutely free for senior citizens (like at many other places in Japan). We spent over two hours, were very hungry but did not want to leave the Garden. The view is absolutely stunning, though several high rise...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Avinash Chandra A
Reviewed 20 October 2018

Hiroshima’s Shukkei-en Garden is an oasis of peace and tranquility and one of this famous city’s little-known treasures. Once the home of Emperor Meiji, the gardens were opened to the public in 1940, and, despite being badly damaged by the nuclear attack of 1945, were...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank MonteCD
Reviewed 17 October 2018

Shukkeien Garden is located east of Hiroshima Castle maybe a ten minute walk. The name Shukkeien apparently means “shrunken-scenery garden” and the idea is to represent through miniaturization the beauty of nature such as mountains, forests, valleys, lakes and so forth. There is a main...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank davegras
Reviewed 15 October 2018

The magnificant ginko here is commemorated as one of the only trees to survive the A-bomb, in fact there are approximately 170 trees that survived in Hiroshima within a two-kilometer radius, with plaques on them to document this. In the garden itself there's a Japanese...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank ggm96822
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GregShirCross
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Response from Marta E | Reviewed this property |
You can get a combination ticket that with Himeji Castle at the window ...I believe it was 650 yen
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Response from Marta E | Reviewed this property |
The café closes at 1600 so if they hold your luggage..be sure to pick it up by then! Or you can have any of the Japanese luggage companies like Black Cat or another mail your luggage to your next location in Japan even most... More
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