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Shukkeien Garden

2-11 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0014 Japan
(082)221-3620

Very pleasant reconstruction of a Japanese Garden originally built in the early 1600s. It was designed by reknowned tea master Ueda Soko and seasonal tea ceremonies are hosted in the tea houses within its grounds almost every month of the year.

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April 2012

Peony (botan) Tea Ceremony

April 28, 2012 @ 10:00 am - April 30, 2012 @ 4:00 pm
Shukkeien Garden, 2-11 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0014 Japan
¥500

Enjoy tea ceremony while viewing the Peony in bloom at the Seifukan tea house in Shukkei-en Garden over the weekend.

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March 2014

Yozakura cherry blossoms illuminated at Shukkei-en Garden

March 28, 2014 @ 9:00 am - April 5, 2014 @ 8:30 pm
Shukkeien Garden, 2-11 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0014 Japan
Standard park admission fee

Shukkei-en Garden has many different kinds of cherry trees which explode with color when in blossom. For a short time every spring the garden stays open late and the blossoms are illuminated. The garden is open until 20:00 Monday-Thursday and until 21:00 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Final admission is 30 minutes before closing. See photos of the illuminated cherry blossoms at Shukkei-en here.  

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October 2014

Classical Japanese Music Concert at Shukkei-en

October 19, 2014
Shukkeien Garden, 2-11 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0014 Japan
¥2000

Koto, biwa, shakuhachi and classical Japanese dance performances in Shukkei-en Garden's Seifukan tea house at 10am  and 2pm.    

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July 2016

Tanabata Illuminations in Shukkeien

July 1, 2016 - July 7, 2016
Shukkeien Garden, 2-11 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0014 Japan
Park admission fee

The lawn area in front of the Seifukan tea house in Hiroshima's Shukkei-en Garden is illuminated by blue LEDs to create a terrestrial Milky Way. You can also write your Tanabata wishes on colored tanzaku paper strips and hang them in the bamboo tree until July 7. The garden is open until 9pm and final admission is 8:30pm.

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March 2018

Unwrapping of the Shukkeien Pines

March 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Shukkeien Garden, 2-11 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0014 Japan
¥250

Annual removal of the komomaki straw mat coverings which protect Shukkeien Garden's 392 pine trees from harmful insects.  

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November 2018

Chrysanthemum Tea Ceremony at Shukkei-en Garden

November 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Shukkeien Garden, 2-11 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0014 Japan
¥600 – ¥800

As the annual chrysanthemum viewing tea ceremony at Shukkei-en Garden is held on the November 3 Bunka-no-hi or "Culture Day" holiday, entrance to the garden is free. You can experience a tea ceremony in the beautiful Seifukan tea house or opt for the more relaxed outdoor setting. There is also large ornamental chrysanthemum display. Photo: © Shukkei-en Garden

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January 2019

Ōbukucha Tea Ceremony at Shukkeien Garden

January 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Shukkeien Garden, 2-11 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0014 Japan
¥1200

A chance to enjoy traditional new year's tea in the tea house in Shukkeien Garden. Made with pickled ume plum, black beans and Japanese sanshou chillis, Ōbukucha is drunk in the hope of warding off ill health over the coming year.

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March 2019

Cherry blossom ’yozakura’ night viewing

March 22, 2019 - April 4, 2019
Shukkeien Garden, 2-11 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0014 Japan
¥260

The many varieties of cherry blossom in Shukkei-en Garden illuminated after dark. The garden is open until 9:00pm and admission is until 30 minutes before closing. In 2019 the cherry blossoms are illuminated from March 22 to April 4. See more photos from this beautiful event here.

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April 2019

Sakura Cherry Blossom Viewing Tea Ceremony

April 7, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Shukkeien Garden, 2-11 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0014 Japan
¥700

Annual sakura Cherry Blossom Viewing Tea Ceremony at the Seifukan tea house in Shukkei-en Garden.  

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Tea harvesting and tea ceremony

April 29, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Shukkeien Garden, 2-11 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0014 Japan
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¥260 – ¥600

Watch young women pick the leave from the tea bushes in Shukkei-en Garden. Enjoy or cup of tea prepared with the freshly picked leaves free of charge or pay ¥600 to take part in a more formal tea ceremony in one the garden's tea houses. Tea picking  is at 10am, 11am, 1pm and 2pm.  

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June 2019

Rice planting ritual and tea ceremony at Shukkei-en Garden

June 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Shukkeien Garden, 2-11 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0014 Japan
¥250 – ¥700

Re-enactment of a traditional rice planting ritual to wish for a bountiful harvest and tea ceremony at Shukkei-en Garden. The rice planting ritual and related dances performed by the Shinjo Provincial Art Preservation Committee are between 13:00 and 14:45 and the tea ceremonies run from 10:00-15:00. 13:00-13:30  Hayashida music, song and dance performance in the yuunenjyou (有年場) rice field located in the far right corner of the garden as you stand with your back to the entrance. 13:35-13:55 Hayashida music, song and dance performance on…

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July 2019

Tanabata Tea Ceremony at Shukkei-en Garden

July 7, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Shukkeien Garden, 2-11 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0014 Japan
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¥700

Tea ceremony in Shukkei-en Garden's Seifukan tea house.

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September 2019

Kangetsu Moon Viewing Tea Ceremony

September 13, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Shukkeien Garden, 2-11 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0014 Japan
¥800
moon viewing tea ceremony at shukkei-en garden © Shukkei-en Garden

The end of September is the time for "moon viewing" or kangetsu in Japan and a moon viewing tea ceremony is held in Shukkei-en Garden annually at this time. ¥800 for the (more formal) tea ceremony in a tea house (honseki) ¥600 to take tea in the gardens (nodate) The garden admission fee is also required (adults ¥260) and the garden is open to until 9pm. The neighboring Prefectural Art Museum where the Da Vinci exhibition is currently showing also has…

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Respect for the aged tea ceremony

September 15, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Shukkeien Garden, 2-11 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0014 Japan

Annual keiro-chakai to commemorate Respect for the Aged Day at Shukkei-en Garden in Hiroshima City Center. You're kind of supposed to be a bit on the "experienced" side of things to participate.

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November 2019

Momiji Maple Viewing Tea Ceremony

November 10, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Shukkeien Garden, 2-11 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0014 Japan
¥1500
momiji tea ceremony shukkei-en garden in hiroshima japan

Momiji maple viewing tea ceremony at Shukkei-en Garden. ¥260 garden entrance fee also required. Photo: ©Shukkei-en Garden  

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Autumn leaves illuminated at Shukkei-en Garden

November 22, 2019 - December 1, 2019
Shukkeien Garden, 2-11 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0014 Japan
¥260

As part of Shukkei-en Garden's annual "Momiji Matsuri" its maple trees with their red leaves will be lit up until 21:00 each night. There is also a nice Japanese-style cafe serving tea and sake, where you can try dressing up in kimono too. Garden is open 09:00-21:00 Illumination 17:30-21:00 Final admission 20:30 See our photo feature on the illuminations here.  

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February 2020

Ume-mi Plum Viewing Tea Ceremony

February 16 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Shukkeien Garden, 2-11 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0014 Japan
¥600 – ¥800

The over 100 plum trees in Shukkeien Garden that blossom in pink and white in February are tantalizing hints that, even though Hiroshima is still in the grip of winter, spring is on its way. Enjoy a traditional Japanese tea ceremony in the Seifukan tea house or indulge in a cup of sweet amazake in the area where most of the plum trees are clustered.  

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