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Shukkeien Garden

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This garden was built in 1620 as a villa by the chief retainer—famous as a master of tea ceremonies—of the feudal lord Asano. Inside the garden, the view of mountains and rivers, the elegance of the kyoto, and the remoteness of the deep mountains are miniaturized in the garden, which is reflected in its name, which literally means "shrunken scenery garden." Small and large islands float in the pond dug up at the garden's center, Takuei Pond, and since visitors can walk in a circuit while enjoying the skillfully placed valleys, bridges, and arbors, this style of garden is called a circular-tour garden. From January to early March, plum flowers can be viewed, as well as other flowers throughout the changing seasons.

Street address

2-11 Kaminoboricho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima

Access

Route1

  • From JR Hiroshima Station, take the Hiroshima Electric Railway streetcar;
    Hiroshima Station -> Hatchobori -> Shukkeien-mae.
    Then 2 minutes by foot

Route2

  • 10 minutes by foot from JR Hiroshima Station

Opening Hours

(Apr.-Sep.) 9:00-18:00
(Oct.-Mar.) 9:00-17:00
(Park entrance ends 30 min. before park closure)

Closed

Dec. 29-Dec.31

Website

http://shukkeien.jp/pdf/EnglishBrochure.pdf

Best season

All year

Point

Shukkeien is adjacent to the Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum, so seeing them together is recommended.
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