Shukkeien Garden

10 Things to Do That Will Make Your Trip to Hiroshima Worthwhile!

Have you ever traveled to Japan particularly in Hiroshima? I personally haven’t been but I’m so much looking forward to visiting that majestic place someday! Here is a list compiled by Japan Lover Me containing the top ten things to do in Hiroshima! 1. Visit Miyajima Island jp.fotolia.com/ Miyajima Island is an island located in…

Appreciate Japanese Nature at the ‘Shrunken-Scenery Garden’ in Hiroshima!

There are so many historic gardens around Japan but only a few offers miniature garden landscapes. One of these is called Shukkeien (縮景園), which literally means “shrunken-scenery garden” in English. It was constructed in 1620 under the order of Asano Nagaakira (浅野長晟), a Japanese samurai, in order to serve as a villa for his family.…