Shikina-en garden

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.

Spot details

Address
Okinawa Pref. Nahashi Maji 421-7
Phone
0988555936
Hours
[4/1-9/30] 9:00-18:00 (entrance deadline 17:30)
[10/1-3/31] 9:00-17:30 (entrance deadline 17:00)
Closed
Wednesday (If that Sunday is Closed or 'Sunday of Memorial Service' (6/23), then that Next day)
Fees
[Admission fee] Adults 400yen, Children (Junior high school students and below) 200yen
Parking Lot
Available
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Not available
English Menu
Available (English leaflet)
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes (There are slippery places such as cobbled paths in the park. *Please wear shoes and clothes that are easy to walk in, such as sneakers.)
Average budget
[Lunch] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • Beautiful Garden, Perfect Day
    5.0 Reviewed:2021.12.18
    I visited Shikinaen Garden on a perfect sunny day in December. Entrance fee was cheap, I think it was ¥400. The garden is pretty large, with a palace, pond, trails, etc. It was fun to walk around the...
  • A must see place in Naha - bus 5 20 minutes from the city centre
    5.0 Reviewed:2020.05.08
    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!
  • A stoll in the park .........
    3.0 Reviewed:2020.04.08
    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...

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