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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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  • from Shurijo castle we headed to Shikina-en gardens - they are located on the hill to the south of the castle This is a tranquil quiet space and we were probably the only people there There is a pond ...  more »
  • This is a must see if you go to Naha. I'd recommend seeing it when you go to shurijo because it is nearby. It's a large garden and you can explore a traditional living area.  more »
  • We visited the garden at a last minute decision. It was interesting as one can see how the garden was used in the past by the king. Parking is free. Once again we experienced the eagerness of service ...  more »
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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.