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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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Nice and traditional garden, access is not good

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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80 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank NewYork5555
Nagoya, Japan
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20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

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.

Thank Yuu Z
Sagamihara, Japan
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85 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 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.

Thank Carter G
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47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

We visited the gardens through a shore excursion offered by Royal Carribean in July and we wished that someone had the courtesy to forewarn us about the conditions at the gardens. It's a peaceful place, but as we were walking along the pond towards the house used by the royals, we noticed still water with scum/algae on the surface and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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208 reviews
150 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We visited these gardens in March when some of the buildings were under renovation, so we probably didn't see them at their best. However we enjoyed our visit. Apparently the gardens had originally been built in the late 18th century as the 2nd residence of the Ryuku kings. They were destroyed in WW2 and have since been restored. They are... More 

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Engadine, Australia
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110 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

A pleasant place but I would not rate it as a must-see.. Possible to get some fairly decent photos on 2 small stepped bridges. This place is not suitable for wheelchairs. Some footpaths are rough and the bridges have high steps.

2 Thank adshare
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71 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Lovely little garden we saw the most amazing butterflies, huge just like you would see in a butterfly house but these were just flying around, huge caterpillars camouflaged on the trees and warnings abound for snakes, thankfully we didn't see any. Stunning little gardens, would love to have one at home. the house was being shored up ready for the... More 

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Courbevoie, France
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55 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

If you have some spare time you can walk to the garden. Nobody speaks English, the employees are not friendly

2 Thank Aurcka
Mesa, AZ
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88 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

This is a beautiful garden for spending some time at. The grounds are well maintained and the local plant life is bountiful. While at the gardens you don't even realize there is a city outside the walls.

Thank wendy m
Seoul, South Korea
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297 reviews
201 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

it is small and peaceful place, good to meditate. Less than 30 min or more is good enough to look around. lots of school boys and girls came for trip, too.

Thank Hee_Sung_K

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