Shikinaen Garden

Sightseeing information about Shikinaen Garden in Japan.


World Heritage: Shikinaen Garden4.1

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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.

Purposeelderly,world heritage,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Naha Airport (about 6.4km) Google Transit

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5.0a week 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.

5.0in the last week

This is a must-see place. So serene and beautiful. A perfect combination of Japanese and Chinese architecture and landscape styles.

5.0a month 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.

5.0a month 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 month 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)

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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.

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