Shukkeien Garden, Hiroshima. © touristinjapan.com

Shukkeien Garden

Shukkeien Garden (縮景園) in Hiroshima is a beautiful Japanese landscape garden, dating back to 1620. The gardens name, which translates to “shrunken scenery garden”, hints at the landscape style used. The garden also features a plum grove which is especially beautiful in February when the plum trees blossom. The miniature landscapes of Shukkeien Garden are …

Hiroshima Peace Park. © touristinjapan.com

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park (Hiroshima Heiwa Kinen Kōen) located in central Hiroshima is a park dedicated to remembering the nuclear attack on the city in 1945, and those who died during or following the bombing. The park, which is one of Hiroshima’s most visited sites, contains a large number of monuments, museums and memorials. The …

Umi no Nakamichi Seaside Park

Umi no Nakamichi Seaside Park (海の中道海浜公園) is a huge, all-season family park and day-trip destination located on the Uminonakamichi Peninsula in Hakata Bay, Fukuoka. The park features a large number of attractions aimed primarily at families with children. The attractions of Umi no Nakamichi include numerous flower gardens, a zoo, playgrounds, a water park, sports …

Gyokusen'inmaru Park, Kanazawa Castle Park. © touristinajapan.com

Gyokusen’inmaru Garden

Gyokusen’inmaru Garden is a small Japanese garden located by Kanazawa Castle Park in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture. The garden is located up against the 22m tall castle wall, and consists of a lake with 3 islands, a waterfall and a circular walking path plus small bridges between the islands. The garden has a small tea house where, …

Miyakojima Botanical Garden © touristinjapan.com

Miyakojima Botanical Garden

Miyakojima City Botanical garden is located east of Hirara city, Miyakojima. The garden, which covers 120’000m², is dedicated to tropical plants. There are walking paths criss-crossing the well kept garden, and mapped walking courses which even extend outside the garden area. Inside the botanical garden, the Miyakojima traditional crafts village (Miyakojima Taiken Craft Village) is …