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Shikina-en garden (識名園)


Botanical Garden

This Ryukyuan-style garden is in Naha City. It was first built in 1799 as a villa for the Ryukyuan kings. The garden was known as the “Southern Gardens” because of its location to the south of Shuri-jo Castle. With a winding-path design, this unique garden combines elements of Chinese and traditional Okinawan design. In 2000, the Shikina-en garden was included within the scope of the Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu UNESCO World Heritage Site. The red algae Thorea gaudichaudii C. Ag. (which has been designated as a National Natural Monument) was first discovered at the Ikutoku Spring in the Shikina-en Garden.


Okinawa Pref. Nahashi Maji 421-7 (Naha / Southern OkinawaArea)

phone 0988555936

[4/1-9/30] 9:00-18:00 (Last admission 17:30)
[10/1-3/31] 9:00-17:30 (Last admission 17:00)

Review of Shikinaen Garden

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Reviewed:2020/05/08 A must see place in Naha - bus 5 20 minutes from the city centre
A beautiful, historic location. You can easily spend 2 hours walking in the gardens. The peace and tranquality is fantastic. We REALLY enjoyed it and will be going back again soon!
Reviewed:2020/04/08 A stoll in the park .........
For a pleasant stoll in the park, you can not go wrong here. The grounds are well maintained and designed. Most of it is level but there are areas those with mobility issues need to avoid. The...
Reviewed:2020/01/22 Tranquility now
Given the history of wartime Okinawa, it was pleasant change to have a peaceful place to visit and to contemplate the brutal destruction these unfortunate Okinawan peasants endured.

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Okinawa Pref. Nahashi Maji 421-7 [map]
Naha / Southern OkinawaArea
[4/1-9/30] 9:00-18:00 (Last admission 17:30)
[10/1-3/31] 9:00-17:30 (Last admission 17:00)
Adults400yen, Children (Junior High School Students and below) 200yen
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