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“Brilliant design”
Review of Shukkei-en Garden

Shukkei-en Garden
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Private Customized Sightseeing Tour in Hiroshima with a Guide
Ranked #6 of 197 things to do in Hiroshima
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This 17th-century miniature landscape garden was restored after its destruction in 1945, and contains a pond, streams, islets and bridges.
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Brilliant design”
Reviewed July 24, 2013

This is a really super little garden, and the amount of time you can spend wandering here belies its small size: there are numerous paths and vista around, so ignore the guidebooks that recommend half an hour here - you can easily spend half a day.

Visited June 2013
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Just Lovely”
Reviewed May 5, 2013

A perfect stroll garden, with views from every angle: bridges, little lake, lanterns, bushes, sculpted trees - and high-rises in the background. There is one shady section (hydrangeas) with color-matched parasols adding to the scenery.
Very restful and lovely.

Visited April 2013
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Darwin, Australia
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35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Tranquil garden”
Reviewed April 24, 2013

Tranquil garden near the outskirts of downtown Hiroshima. Good place to walk around and take in the views.

Visited April 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Fascinating”
Reviewed April 14, 2013

Amazing garden, small and surrounded by city buildings but the route goes through lots of different areas and vistas that give the illusion of a much larger space. It's incredibly pretty and varied, great fun crossing bridges and stepping stones over carp-filled ponds, and following little paths winding round small hills. I was there on a Sunday afternoon and it was almost deserted. One of my favourite places in Japan.

Visited April 2013
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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Peaceful”
Reviewed April 7, 2013

These gardens are a must to anyone visiting Hiroshima. The gardens are beautiful. We were fortunate to visit during Cherry Blossom time so the trees were in ful bloom. So peaceful a setting and hours could be spent in this lovely place. Hope you enjoy as much as we did.

Visited April 2013
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