Shukkei-en

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Miniature Hills, Valleys, Forests, and Pond

Miniature Hills, Valleys, Forests, and Pond

Shukkei-en is a Japanese garden dating back to 1620 when it was constructed under the orders of daimyo Asano Nagaakira. The garden initially served as a villa for the Asano family but was opened to the public centuries later when the Asano family donated it to Hiroshima Prefecture. In 1945 Shukkei-en suffered considerable damage from the atomic bomb. The garden re-opened in 1951 after significant renovations. Shukkei-en is a beautiful garden featuring miniature versions of hills, valleys, forests, and a pond. Visitors can rest at the several tea houses that surround the pond as they relax and enjoy the natural scenery. Shukkei-en is best enjoyed walking around, during which you can even cross the pond by the Kokokyo Bridge.

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