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. Plan your Shikina-en Garden visit and explore what else you can see and do in Naha using our Naha vacation route planner.
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  • August 10, 2017
    SHURI Castle 駕 by car over the only Userboxes/Time of the great clock, scene or landscape is very beautiful, but we visit that day, the hair cells of rain one morning. Grass green one, scene or landscape 優 ya, is worth a visit!
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  • August 9, 2017
    Hamachi!. the guided tours the meeting point in front of the door. First of all, receive lectures by plant in the Woods. Pass and soon comes to the edge of the pond, stone walls, no commentary, but also history and meaning. Go into the House and cool garden often overlook. Then get commentary over the garden. Tour is done, also enjoyed the garden to turn him back to the House
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  • August 2, 2017
    the garden and the villa served as a residence for the Royal family, its general plan is inspired by the Japanese stroll gardens with a pond in the Center, the villa to the pink tiles is typical of local architecture, the small stone bridge reflects the Chinese style, place very restful, has beautiful species
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  • May 14, 2017
    Nice garden with a good history. They charge 400 yen entry but it is worth it to see all of the sights.
  • April 13, 2017
    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
  • February 20, 2017
    Beautiful historical park in Naha. It's pretty big and you have a walking route. Great to take pictures.
  • January 11, 2017
    Very peaceful, very beautiful. The price is ¥400 so it is more than worth it. Probably my favorite place on this vacation.
  • January 6, 2017
    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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