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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.

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place Okinawa Pref. Nahashi Maji 421-7
phone 0988555936

Review of Shikina-en Garden

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Reviewed:2018/11/11 Nice garden but still ok only
This is a garden with nice landscape (can take some nice shot here). The path is rocky and makes me wonder how people used to walk on these paths (so please bring your best walking shoes and prepare...
Reviewed:2018/11/07 A great ancient royal garden
This is the best Royal garden in Okinawa.
its situated near to Suri Castle. A great place to relax and for photo shoots too. entrance fee is very low.
Reviewed:2018/09/03 Nicely laid out grounds
This was the former residence of the royal Ryukyu royal family since around 1800, and the grounds reflect in their wish to get away from city life and relax there. Which is why the gardens were...



Okinawa Pref. Nahashi Maji 421-7 [map]



[4/1-9/30] 9:00-18:00 (admission deadline 17:30)
[10/1-3/31] 9:00-17:30 (admission deadline 17:00)
Adults 400 yen, Children (Junior High School Students or less) 200 yen
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