Planning your trip to SETOUCHI



[Special Event: Experience the Maple Festival at a Japanese garden in Higashi-Hiroshima]

[Special Event: Experience the Maple Festival at a Japanese garden in Higashi-Hiroshima]

Sankeien is a Japanese garden located in the central forest park next to Hiroshima Airport. The garden is great for a stroll and has a pond inspired by the mountains and valleys of the Seto Inland Sea at its center. Enjoy the autumn foliage and the various flowers that bloom during each season.
Autumn maple leaves are the most beautiful now.
Don’t miss out on a chance to spend a day to appreciate their beauty.

Weekly event schedule:
Autumn tea ceremony at Sankeien: November 5, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (700 yen)
Echizen Biwa concert: November 12, 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Kimono experience: November 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17 and 18, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (2,000 yen)
Lucky rice-cake lottery: November 19, 120 winners on a first-come, first-served basis
Yassa dance: November 19, 11:00 a.m. at the front hallway, 2:00 p.m. at the plaza in front of Satono-ike pond (will be canceled in rainy weather)

Other events:
Stalls and vendor booths
Wildflower and bonsai display

Highly Recommended!
Night illuminations
November 3, 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 and 19
Around sunset at 8:00 p.m.

Sankeien Garden (chuo-shinrin-koen.or.jp)  64-24 Zennyuzi, Hongocho Mihara, Hiroshima 

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Peace Park VR Tour – Use your VR headset and be transported back to a time before the bombing!



Konnichiwa! My name is Anne.
I live in a port town called Kure City, 40 minutes by car from Hiroshima City.
We have many beautiful islands. There is an abundance of seafood and fruits.
The place is surrounded by sea and mountains. You can experience walking on narrow streets, hiking on mountains and even climbing stairs.
Strolling around the town is also enjoyable.
You will surely find your own Seto Inland Sea trip here!