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Shikina-en Garden

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Address: 421-7 Maaji, Naha 902-0072, Okinawa Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 98-855-5936
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Beautiful & Serene

The gardens were easy to walk. There weren't many visitors which made it wonderful for picture taking. The fact that we could walk inside the main structure was awesome! It... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Monica R
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The gardens were easy to walk. There weren't many visitors which made it wonderful for picture taking. The fact that we could walk inside the main structure was awesome! It brought back memories for my husband and his childhood in Okinawa. The weather was mildly humid so being under an hour to walk the entire garden was perfect! I would... More 

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Hong Kong
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40 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perhaps it is not the weather to go in.January with no flowers. Nothing much to see in winter. Try spring an summer.

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Thank travelover01
Toronto, Canada
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89 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These royal gardens are opposite of what you would expect after visiting Shuri Jo. Very traditional in the Okinawa style. A great contrasting insight into the Okinawan culture

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Thank World1day
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These gardens are a beautiful if somewhat sad reminder of the Ryukyu Kingdom. I say sad because the original gardens, along with much of Ryukyuan heritage was lost to them due to the ravages WW2. Well worth the visit.

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Thank Damien M
Bangkok, Thailand
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

The garden is really well preserved and definitely gives you the "Okinawa" feeling as it was built since ryukyu era with Chinese style garden. The building was rebuilt but felt original. The view of the city is definitely worth the travel.

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Thank bkkjim1014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

A nice addition to add on to Shuri Castle when touring in Naha. Or a great place to relax and have picnic, remember closed on Wednesdays! Not a garden that requires a whole day to see, but it can be enjoyed in either a relaxing way or more quickly. Best views in Spring and Summer.

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Thank Gretchen P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

Can spend around 1-2 hour to feel the garden and house where the King living outside. The lake in between is beautiful too and really out of my expectations.

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Thank hwang s
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

The garden is registered as world heritage, and the garden was made by Ryukyu Kings family. Not so vast, and a little upside and down with ponds and buildings that we can step in. Walking around the garden takes about half an hour.Some of the roads are composed of stones, visiting in rainy day needs an attention.The traffic access is... More 

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Thank NewYork5555
Nagoya, Japan
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

Great surprise to find this garden! It's simply beautiful, very peaceful. There are several paths that will take you over small streams and all the way to the top of the garden.

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Sagamihara, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

If you're looking to get away from the crowds this is the place. Great place to step back in time. The lack of tourists makes it a great place to take pictures.

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