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
5.02 weeks 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.
5.04 weeks ago
The historical Okinawa style Palace is managing in good condition, clean and the scenic is great. The field is large that you won't feel crowded here even with numerous visitors. Recommended to visit in Okinawa.
5.0a week ago
Top place to visit for tourists and locals alike. Easily accessible from Naha - bus number 5 direct from Naha bus terminal Asahibashi (monorail station 6)
2.0a month ago
pretty and peaceful local garden. I enjoyed the walk inside.
4.05 months ago
Gardens were lovely, pleasantly surprised. They were full of history, nature and pretty views.
Well worth the money, recommended as it's still a place you can get to without a car.
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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