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Shukkeien (ki) can be translated into English as "shrunken-scenery garden", which is also a good description of the garden itself. Valleys, mountains and forests are represented in miniature in the garden's landscapes. Through careful cultivation of the land and vegetation, the garden mimics a variety of natural formations and scenic views.

Shukkeien has a long history dating back to 1620, just after the completion of Hiroshima Castle. The garden displays many features of the traditional aesthetics of Japanese gardens. Around the garden's main pond there are a number of tea houses which offer visitors ideal views of the surrounding scenery.

The entire garden is connected by a path which winds around the pond at the center of the garden. The path passes through all of Shukkeien's various miniaturized sceneries. Following this path around the garden is the best way to enjoy Shukkeien.

Getting there and around

On foot

Shukkeien is a 15 minute walk from Hiroshima Station.

By bus

The garden can be reached by the Hiroshima Sightseeing Loop Bus (Meipuru-pu) in about four minutes from Hiroshima Station.

By tram

The garden is a short walk from "Shukkeien-mae" along tram line 9. From Hiroshima Station, take tram line 1, 2 or 6 to Hacchobori and transfer to tram line 9. The entire journey takes about 15 minutes and costs 220 yen.

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      Conveniently set in the centre of Hiroshima, FAV HOTEL HIROSHIMA STADIUM provides air-conditioned rooms, a shared lounge, free WiFi and a terrace. Less than 1 km from Myoei-ji Temple and a 12-minute walk from Chosho-in Temple, the property offers a restaurant and a bar. Private parking is available on site. All units at the hotel are equipped with a flat-screen TV and a kitchen. Each room includes a private bathroom with a bidet, free toiletries and a hairdryer. At FAV HOTEL HIROSHIMA STADIUM every room comes with bed linen and towels. Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Hiroshima Station, Hiroshima Danbara Shopping Centre and Kat? Tomosabur? Bronze Statue. The nearest airport is Hiroshima Airport, 46 km from FAV HOTEL HIROSHIMA STADIUM.
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