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Shukkeien Garden, Hiroshima: 7 reviews and 15 photos

  Shukkeien Garden
by Ines28

Construction of Shukkeien began in 1620. Its name (literally "shrink-scenery garden") expresses the idea of collecting and miniaturizing many scenic views, and according to tradition it is a miniaturized landscape modeled on West Lake in Hangzhou, China.
In 1945, the garden was destroyed by the atomic bomb, but until 1974 everything was restored.
The park contains a lake with small islands, pavilions, bridges, a bamboo forest and of course cherry trees. We were impressed by the beauty and tranquility of the park, and near the entrance we could observe two television teams filming and discussing the first cherry blossom. It was a pity that we arrived a few days too early, there were buds everywhere, they would just not open!
Admission fee: Y250 for adults, Y120 for children
Open April - September: 9am - 6 pm
October - March: 9am - 5pm

Address: Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima
Phone: 082-221-3620
Website: http://shukkeien.jp/

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jul 10, 2005
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