The oldest Japanese garden in Hiroshima City is Shukkeien. Constructed in the Edo period, the garden draws thousands of visitors, especially in spring and autumn. There are other wonderful parks and gardens in Hiroshima Prefecture. The “Rekishi-no-mieru-oka-koen” park on the island of Osaki Shimojima has one of the best views of the Seto Inland Sea. Located on a hill above the historic town of Mitarai, the park provides a panoramic view of the islands of the Seto Inland Sea. The rose park in the center of Fukuyama City attracts thousands of visitors every May with a display of over 280 varieties of roses.