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
1.03 months ago
The park is closed, they could at least update it on the Internet so we won't have to travel there for nothing.
5.04 weeks ago
A place with world heritage level but not crowded at all. It's so comfortable to go around the ancient garden and the house which was built for the emperor. Definitely take a look of this place when you visit Naha or Okinawa.
5.02 months ago
Amazing and peaceful garden! Great place to relax and enjoy gardens, pond and surrounding foliage. The udun palace is never ending. So many rooms. The only negative are all the mosquitoes. Make sure to bring mosquito repellent or you will get eaten up like I did!
5.03 months ago
Great place to see a beautiful garden! 400¥ was worth the price for the views over Naha. The palace is beautiful re-modeled with a gorgeous pond. Bring bug spray with you.
5.04 months ago
This Royal Garden is so astonishing beautiful and peaceful, that you can stroll around and unwind.
You can also get married there, which is a cool idea.
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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