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Shukkei-en Garden, Hiroshima
(4.5/5 based on 550+ 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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  • Maybe it was because I had not see it at the time of flowering, but this park, although beautiful, does not warrant a special visit, maybe it incluiris only as a complement to a day trip to the city if you have free time
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  • And Hiroshima Castle from wide road straight at 10 minutes walk from this garden has surprised! Very spacious grounds surrounding ponds and walking tour towards the arrow and the difference between the high and low bit is soothing, nice place perfect for the couple was happy to hard will be erased so tired and masters of photography hobbies very nice pictures?
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  • The gardens are lovely but what makes this place amazing is the Japanese home home/temple in the middle where they have a flower exhibit and the traditional Japanese ladies dressed accordingly speak t...  more »