Shukkeien Garden

Botanical Garden
A garden located in Naka Ward, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture that was chosen as one of the top 100 of Japan’s historic parks and designated as a Place of Scenic Beauty. Shukkeien was created in 1620 by Ueda Shigeyasu, a high-ranking retainer in the service of the Asano Clan who was also a renowned master of tea ceremony, to serve as a villa for Asano feudal lords. It is said that the garden is a condensed version modeled on the scenic beauty of China’s West Lake and the garden’s name is derived from this meaning “condensed scenery garden”. The garden is picturesque with an island floating in the pond, mountains, valleys, and elegant tea ceremonial houses. In “Sensuitei” near the entrance you can enjoy matcha green tea and light refreshments.

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[3/16-9/15] 9:00-18:00 (Admission available until 30 minutes before)
[9/16-3/15] 9:00-17:00 (Admission available until 30 minutes before)
[Admission fee] General 260 yen, High school and university students 150 yen, Elementary and junior high school students 100 yen
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English Menu
Average budget
[Lunch] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Yes (some restrictions apply)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • Must visit this beautiful garden!
    5.0 Reviewed : 2024.05.03
    This garden is definitely worth a visit while in Hiroshima. The cost was about $1.10 USD for 1 adult ticket. You can spend as much time as you want and I recommend at least one hour. I’m not sure if...
  • Beautiful garden worth visiting
    5.0 Reviewed : 2024.04.29
    It’s a real shame we visited on a day where it poured with rain. It would have been so lovely on a nicer day, but it was still a very beautiful and quiet garden with lots of interesting features and...
  • Beauty and Tragedy in the Lovely Garden
    5.0 Reviewed : 2024.04.21
    Shukkeien Garden is one of Hiroshimas most beautiful gardens, designed way back in 1620 by a famous tea master with elements symbolizing oceans, mountains, valleys, and forests.Here are graceful...

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