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Shukkei-en Review

Designed in 1630 by Lord Naga-akira Asano (the name means "shrunken scenery garden"), Shukkei-en resembles one once found around a famed lake in Hangzhou, China, which the daimyo (lord) wanted to re-create for leisurely strolls. The water is dotted with tiny rocky islets sprouting gnarled pine trees. Small bridges cross above lots of colorful carp, a fish venerated for its long and vigorous life. Shukkei-en sits east of Hiroshima Castle on the banks of the Kyo-bashi-gawa. Return to the JR Station on Streetcar 9; at the end of the line transfer to Streetcar 1, 2, or 6.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 2–11 Kamiya-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken 730-0014 | Map It
  • Phone: 082/221–3620
  • Cost: ¥250, ¥600 includes Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum
  • Hours: Apr.–Sept., daily 9–6; Oct.–Mar., daily 9–5
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  • Location: Hiroshima
Updated: 09-20-2013

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