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Shukkei-en Garden, Hiroshima

Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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4.5/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web
Observe the resilience of life at Shukkei-en Garden--just a short walk away from ground zero of the World War II nuclear attack, which obliterated almost everything. Originally commissioned in 1620, the garden morphed throughout history while still maintaining its purpose--to shrink natural scenery, making it seem larger than its actual size. Hence, the grounds boast representations of mountains, valleys, rivers, lakes, and islets. Thanks to local enthusiasm, the garden reopened in 1951 after the war, and now it welcomes all guests to participate in monthly tea ceremonies and leisurely activities. It can get busy during weekends, especially when plums and cherries blossom, or when maples turn red in fall. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Shukkei-en Garden by using our Hiroshima travel itinerary maker.
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  • The garden is located 20min by foot from the Hiroshima castle at a rather quiet corner. With the high rise buildings around, the garden brings about a tranquil feel like having peace in the city which...  read more »
  • Great garden in the middle of a modern city. This is such a nice peaceful getaway from the modern day japan. You really could lose yourself in here for a long time, the scenery were amazing, be prepar...  read more »
  • Japan garden properly discreet hands. Are even cheaper. Fun and exploring the changing landscape. Benches here and there, and going 過gose slowly.
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