Hiroshima is no stranger to parks and gardens and the city hosts many spots of greenery topped with the vivid colours of flowers. Many of these gardens bloom during spring, turning the city into a wonderland of flora. The oldest garden in Hiroshima is the Shukkeien, built in the Edo era. The garden was constructed in 620 by Ueda Soko and is home to Sakura trees, also known as cherry blossoms. The National Bihoku Hills Park is worth a visit too. This park is the 11th national park in Japan and includes a kagura hall, a 3 hectare Flower Square, a 4.6 km long Cycling Course and more. Another well-recognized park in Hiroshima is the Rekishi-no-mieru-oka-koen Park, nudging the Shikoku Mountain Range.