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Shukkeien Garden

This elegant daimyo garden in the center of Hiroshima City was commissioned by Asano Nagaakira (1586–1632), ruler of the Hiroshima domain in the early seventeenth century. The garden is rich in greenery and seasonal foliage. Strolling paths take visitors past ponds and over bridges with views of small islands. Although the garden was damaged by fire in the Edo period (1603–1867) and by the atomic bomb that devastated Hiroshima in World War II, it has been restored to its original beauty each time. The garden is a symbol of resilience and an expression of hope for peace. During seasonal events, visitors can participate in tea ceremonies for a timeless experience of Japanese culture.

Basic Infomation

  • Address
    2-11 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima
  • Hours
    March 16th - September 15th (9:00 to 18:00)
    September 16th - March 15th (9:00 to 17:00)
  • Admission
    General: 260 yen
    High school and university students: 150 yen
    Elementary and junior high school students: 100 yen

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