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.
Airport/Sta.Naha Airport (about 6.4km) Google Transit
5.0in the last week
Beautiful place. So quiet and rustic. But bring bug spray. We forgot and it was a mistake 😂😂
5.0a month ago
Best park ever! With a big traditional house inside. 400 yen for entrance, works till 18:00, last chance to buy ticket 17:30
5.05 months ago
Easily accessible within Naha, making it a must-go for tourists in the area. 400 yen for entry for adults but well worth the price, as the garden is really peaceful and pretty- well deserving its UNESCO Heritage badge. Not that many tourists when we went.
5.05 months ago
This is a must-see place. So serene and beautiful. A perfect combination of Japanese and Chinese architecture and landscape styles.
5.06 months ago
Former royal residence of the Ryukyu monarch, Shikina-en ranks among the best gardens in Japan. It is rated as a UNESCO World Heritage.
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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