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Western Honshu Sights


  • 2–11 Kamiya-cho Map It
  • Naka-ku
  • Garden/Arboretum

Updated 09/20/2013

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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.

Sight Information


2–11 Kamiya-cho, Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken, 730-0014, Japan

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Sight Details:

  • ¥250, ¥600 includes Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum
  • Apr.–Sept., daily 9–6; Oct.–Mar., daily 9–5

Updated 09/20/2013


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