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Shukkei-en Garden, Hiroshima
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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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  • Had been introduced in the TV show, so I went to Hiroshima tourism first. Autumn leaves at the end of over was that reflected in the pond under the weather, was amazing. Well and a garden trail, small stone, stepping stone, enjoyed. Go directly to the Museum of art.
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  • Classic Japanese garden, large, quiet, beautiful. Many couples photographed in a wedding kimono (seriously, 3 pairs for 1:00).
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  • This beautiful garden is located somewhat away from the famous street by the Park and surrounding areas to "ground zero" of the atomic bomb. It is a neat, very lush and clean Japanese-style garden and apparently not visited, because there was almost no tourists when we went. They have a lake trout that can be fed.
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