Shikina-en Garden, Naha

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Commissioned by the royal family of Okinawa, Shikina-en Garden was finished in 1799 and included on the World Heritage List in 2000. Stroll the grounds to see various plant species grown here, from tropical palms and banana trees to willows and hardy shrubs. As you wander the pathways and along the many ponds in the gardens, you'll cross several stone bridges and have a chance to see a royal palace providing a glimpse into the life of the island's past rulers. Add Shikina-en Garden and other attractions to your Naha trip itinerary using our Naha driving holiday planner .
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  • Opening shortly after admission. It is fine weather on the nice scenery. From the capital by bus easy move in 20 minutes. Without breaks, walking along the route about 30 minutes. It is not barrier-free.
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  • From SHURI Castle located just 10 minutes by car. Free parking there. Staff very slowly. The scenery is beautiful. Is where you can visit the House, but was very scary and a lot of ants. Other shoes were put there as the ants now was brought. Otherwise, it was good.
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  • You can ride from central bus (ask the Touriinfo). The garden is beautiful, with a small double pond in the Middle, where two stone bridges and the flat building, where the Royal family visited in the summer. You can wander in the garden, benches, from where you can see the scenery relaxed missing however. Definitely worth a visit
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  • Nice garden with a good history. They charge 400 yen entry but it is worth it to see all of the sights.
  • Don't make my mistake: check which day it's closed! I walked over there for nothing (it was a Wednesday of course)..next time I want to visit it
  • Beautiful historical park in Naha. It's pretty big and you have a walking route. Great to take pictures.
  • Very peaceful, very beautiful. The price is ¥400 so it is more than worth it. Probably my favorite place on this vacation.
  • I love this garden! It is situated in Naha so after checking it out you can go to Shuri Castle to understand the history of the garden. Since it is in Naha the views aren't as amazing because it is in a downtown area. But it is a beautiful place when I was there I felt a sense of peace and serenity, I didn't want to leave. Honestly, it didn't even feel like we were right next to a busy road because this place is truly amazing. The price is 400 Yen and the place take yen only. There is a very tiny gift shop that sells ice cream as well.

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Naha offers abundant accommodation options for tourists, particularly hotels with mid-range prices. A few international five-star resort chains have local branches, and youth hostels provide an option if you're looking for bare-bones, budget-friendly lodgings. Staying in one of the hotels around Kokusai Street puts you right in the middle of the action, with easy access to Naha's attractions and nightlife.
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