Yuka-en Garden Hiroshima 渝華園
Along with Shukkei-en Garden, Hiroshima has another lovely garden in Yuka-en. Yuka-en was constructed in 1992 to celebrate five years of official friendship with the Chinese city of Chongqing in Sichuan Province. A Japanese garden was laid out in Chongqing, while Yuka-en was constructed with the help of Chinese gardeners.
Yuka-en Garden is a walled garden with key-hole style gates, courtyards and sloping tile-roofed gazebos and pavilions set around a central lake.
Yuka-en is known for its beautiful Chinese plum and cherry blossoms in spring.
Tel: 082 504 2390
Hours: 9am to 5pm
Take a bus or tram from Hiroshima Station to the Kamiya-cho stop. Yuka-en is also a short stroll south west of Hiroshima Castle through Hiroshima Park on the east bank of the Ota River. Walk north from the Genbaku-dome-mae tram stop.
Images by Jake Davies