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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 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 15 January 2019 via mobile

Shukkei-en garden is definitely one you should see while in Hiroshima. Built in 1620 it has stood the test of time. Despite being destroyed by the Atomic bomb in 1945 it was reopened in 1951and has be lovingly restored to its former glory. The highlight...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Phil T
Reviewed 14 January 2019 via mobile

Set in the midst of a buzzing metropolis and high rising buildings,this time out capsules space is a must see. The beautiful ,almost artificial vibrantly coloured flowers set against the backdrop of multi coloured autumnal plumage is almost surreal.Venture further and wow,an explosion of vivid...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lucille h
Reviewed 28 December 2018

We went there in December where it was quite cold, The ticket is included with discount vouchers where you can use for green tea ceremony, gifts or even just japanese sweets. Ticket price for students are half of adult. We went around the pond, bridges,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ferry_mulyadi
Reviewed 29 November 2018

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
2  Thank Roddlez
Reviewed 25 November 2018

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
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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
2 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