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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
+81 82-221-3620
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All reviews koi carp fish food large pond feed the fish art museum busy city cherry blossoms edo period hiroshima castle full bloom minute walk atomic bomb couple of hours well worth the visit take your time jr pass beautiful park
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

2  Thank studude10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank puchka
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

1  Thank Tarzy_Tea
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

1  Thank Cameron S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Avinash Chandra A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

2  Thank MonteCD
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

2  Thank davegras
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

2  Thank K3497TPgregorym
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I made great panoramas there, with my Panono caméra. But Tripadvisor forbids any connexion with the others websites. So, the best for you? Catch the next plane for Hiroshima and visit this very, very beautiful garden. One tip? Climb il the stone bridge, at sunset,...More

1  Thank pascal r
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Such a lovely area to walk around, very relaxing easy walk in a peaceful area of Hiroshima. Did this at the end of the day and was well timed.

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22 July 2016|
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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
3 April 2016|
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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