HOME > Major Tourist Spots > History & Culture > Historical sites & Scenic places > Shukkeien

Major Tourist Spots

Shukkeien

Hits

Shukkeien was created in the year Genna 6 (1620) by Shigeyasu Ueda, 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. The garden's interior, said to have been modeled on the world-famous scenic beauty of China's Xī Hú (West Lake), was named "Shukkeien" (meaning "condensed scenery garden") for condensing into a single garden the scenery of a mountain river, the feel of Kyoto and the essence of a place deep in the mountains. Several islands, large and small, rise out of the pond, called "Takueichi", that was created in the center of the garden and the clever arrangement of ravines, bridges and arbors allows visitors to enjoy taking a stroll around them. Thus, Shukkeien is also known as a strolling garden. Although Shukkeien was virtually destroyed in the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima in the year Showa 20 (1945), the "Seifukan" and "Meigetsutei" tea houses have now been restored.

Address 〒730-0014 2-11 Kami-nobori-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi
Phone 082-221-3620
Fax 082-221-0515
Access A ten-minute walk from Hiroshima Station. Or, a two-minute walk from "Shukkeien-mae Station", accessible from Hiroshima Station by taking a Hiroshima Electric Railway streetcar to "Hatchobori Station" and then switching to a streetcar on the "Hakushima Line."
Open April ~ September: 9:00~18:00
October ~ March: 9:00~17:00
Holiday December 29th~January 3rd
Fee Individual:
Adults-250 yen; High School/College Students-180 yen; Elementary/Junior High School Students-120 yen
Group (20 or more):
Adults-200 yen; High School/College Students-140 yen; Elementary/Junior High School Students-100 yen
URL http://shukkeien.jp/
neighborhood facilities
  • Major Tourist Spots
  • Accommodations
  • Shopping
  • Transportation

What Other Users Are Looking At Right Now

Page Top


Search for sightseeing spots & facilities

  • Search by MAP

Free word retrieval

Major Tourist Spots access ranking

  1. A-bomb Dome
  2. Itsukushima Shrine
  3. Hiroshima Castle
  4. Shukkeien
  5. Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum