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.
The Hill Of Hope (Miraishin No Oka)
Covering a huge area of 5,000 square meters, the Hill of Hope is a garden built of white marble by Itto Kuetani, a sculptor active worldwide. All of the marble used to make the garden were taken from a quarry in Carrara, Italy, where Kuetani has a workshop, and transported to Japan by container ship.
Asano Nagaakira began construction of this garden for his villa the year after he was appointed as the Daimyo of Hiroshima in 1619. The job of creating the garden was left to the tea master Ueda Soko. There is a theory that the garden is said to be comprised of many picturesque scenes created in miniature, or that it is modeled on the West Lak...
This is was the 11th national park to be established in Japan. There is the three hectare Flower Square where 70 varieties of flowers blossom between spring and autumn.
One of the highlights of the park is the Hiba no Sato - a set of carefully reproduced traditional Japanese dwellings, including farmhouses with thatched roofs, a kagura hall, c...
This is a 6 hectare traditional Japanese garden called the "Chisenkai-yushiki Teien". It was constructed to celebrate the opening of Hiroshima Airport and designed to appear like the scenery of the Seto Inland Sea and the mountains of Hiroshima. The garden has 95 varieties of Japanese irises that bloom in June.
This park rests on a hill overlooking the historic town of Mitarai with breathtaking views of the Seto Inland Sea and Shikoku. From the observation platform you can see the hills of northern Hiroshima and Shikoku at the same time.