Shukkeien, a historic Japanese garden, was built in 1620 for the lord of the Asano clan. The meaning of the garden's name is "contracted view", a miniature of grand vistas. Although Shukkeien was totally destroyed by the atomic bomb in 1945, the garden and its buildings have since been restored to their former splendor. It is loved for tea ceremony, meditation, and strolling.
40 minutes by ferry and JR train from the hotel and 10 minutes walk from Hiroshima Station