Yozakura illuminated cherry blossoms at Shukkei-en

Every spring Shukkei-en Garden opens late and lights up the beautiful blossoms on its many varieties of cherry trees. It can be pretty chilly, but pack your down jacket and rock up with a fondue kit and a bottle of wine, as I saw one couple had done, for a different, and romantic, hanami.

The garden is open until 9:00pm and admission is until 30 minutes before closing. In 2017 the cherry blossoms are illuminated from March 24 to April 9.


Paul Walsh

Paul arrived in Hiroshima "for a few months" back in 1996. He is the co-founder of GetHiroshima.com and loves running in the mountains.

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