World Heritage: Shikinaen Garden4.1
Shikinaen Garden dating from the late 18th century is a former royal villa and guesthouse. The complex with a stroll garden, used to host welcoming receptions for Chinese envoys, has a syncretised design of Chinese, Japanese and Okinawa styles. You can stroll through walkways around the pond with an islet, surrounded by artificial hills and orchards.
The limestone arch bridge to the islet and a mall hexagonal pavilion by the pond are of Chinese style. The garden is supplied with fresh water from a spring, ringed by limestone walls, where a type of red algae (national natural monument) grow. Sit in the main pavilion and enjoy bukubku-cha, jasmine tea topped with toasty rice foam and crushed peanuts.
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5.03 weeks ago
Its a great park. You can go into the main historical buildings. (Not sure if you can go into some of the others normally as there was storm damage when I went there). No outside food allowed which is a bit of a shame, it would be amazing for picnics. But at least you don't have to see other people's trash either.
5.0a week ago
An ancient Japanese royal landscaped garden in Okinawa. The area is relaxing that one can spend at least one hour of visiting and experiencing the ancient royal living space.
5.0in the last week
Beautiful walk. Wouldn't be good for strollers or small children but a great date spot.
5.0a month ago
Amazing place! You have to come here if you are in Okinawa. Just make sure you keep going when it gets tough!
4.0a month ago
I saw it a month after a typhoon and was in a state of disrepair unfortunately. The staff were very helpful. I liked what I saw.
Spot Reviews (1)
Strolling around the Shikinaen takes you back to the era of Ryukyu Kingdom, but be careful of poisonous snake habu. I'm joking. Habu is a nocturnal animal and coward.
Strolling around the Shikinaen takes you back to the era of Ryukyu Kingdom, but be careful of poisonous snake habu. I'm joking. Habu is a nocturnal animal and coward.Read moreClose