Translated by Sandy Lau
Shukkeien Garden, Hiroshima - Highlights, Seasonal Events And Access
Shukkeien is a Japanese garden in Hiroshima, designated as one of Japan’s Top 100 Historical Parks and a National Scenic Spot. This article introduces the highlights of the garden, access information, and other tips to enjoy it.
Written by Mayu
Recommended Shukkeien Spots
The largest building within the garden is a Japanese-style building at its center. Entry is normally not permitted, but the building is opened to the public when events such as tea ceremonies are held.
Sensuitei is a Japanese-style café located inside the garden. The café offers light meals and snacks such as matcha green tea, zenzai (red bean soup), and udon. This Japanese-style building is full of comfortable ambience.
Seasonal Events in Shukkeien (2017)
At Shukkeien, events where you drink matcha green tea, such as the Cherry Blossom Viewing Tea Ceremony during the cherry blossom season in April or the Tanabata (Star Festival) Tea Ceremony at the beginning of July, are held throughout the year. Seifukan, which is normally off-limits, sometimes holds these tea ceremonies as well.
Sightseeing Spots Around Shukkeien
Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum
The Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum is an art museum located adjacent to Shukkeien. The museum is in possession of approximately 5,000 Hiroshima-related artworks and works from both domestic and foreign artists. These artworks are exhibited and rotated every season.
Hiroshima Castle is considered one of Japan’s Top 100 Castles. It was destroyed by the atomic bomb, but was afterwards repaired and restored to its original state from the Edo period. It is characterized by its elegant castle tower and has an exterior affixed with wooden planks. It is symbolic to Hiroshima.
If you are planning a trip to Hiroshima, be sure not to miss out on this stunning garden. The sight of the cherry blossoms, summer flowers, and of course, the autumn leaves here is on that you won't soon forget.
|Address||Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Naka, Kaminoboricho 2-11|
|Business Time||[April 1 - Sept. 30] 9:00-18:00 (final entry at 17:30) [Oct. 1 - March 31] 9:00-17:00 (final entry at 16:30)|
|Accepted Credit Cards||Not Available|
|Nearest station||JR Hiroshima Station|
|Access||Take the orange route bus (via Peace Memorial Park & Museum) on the Meipuru-pu (Hiroshima Sightseeing Loop Bus) from Hiroshima Station, then exit at the Prefectural Art Museum Front (Shukkeien Front) bus stop.|
|Price||260 yen for adults, 150 yen for high school and university students, 100 yen for elementary and junior high school students|