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. Make Shukkei-en Garden part of your personalized Hiroshima itinerary using our Hiroshima day trip tool.
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Tours to Shukkei-en Garden
$111 BOOK WITH VIATOR Hiroshima / Miyajima Full-day Private Tour with Government Licensed Guide
Duration: 6 hours
$89 BOOK WITH VIATOR Hiroshima / Miyajima Half-day Private Tour with Government Licensed Guide
Duration: 4 hours
$275 BOOK WITH VIATOR Private Customized Sightseeing Tour in Hiroshima with a Guide
Duration: 8 hours
$132 BOOK WITH VIATOR Private Tour - Introducing all of Hiroshima city in one day!
Duration: 5 to 6 hours
Shukkei-en Garden reviews
It’s very nice and relaxed place, one of the best in Japan and in the world I love this place . .....
It’s very nice and relaxed place, one of the best in Japan and in the world I love this place . ..... more »
Wonderful garden. It’s make me feel happy and relaxed . I will be back again. Very highly recommended
Wonderful garden. It’s make me feel happy and relaxed . I will be back again. Very highly recommended more »
Best place to chill out in summer. The sight is very relaxing and beautiful
Amazing in autumn. The English speaking tour guide Hiroaki was so nice and gave us both gifts. ❤️🇮🇪
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