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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 quiet place to visit

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

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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California
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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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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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Sydney
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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.

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Huntingdon
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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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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

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Mesa, AZ
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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.

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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.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

Visited the Shikina-en as part of our bus tour, it was the summer house of the Kings of Ryukyu before Okinawa was annexed to Japan. It is a gorgeous seating full of peace and great for photo ops.. Definitely recommend you visit this...

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Guelph
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Shikina-en is an idyllic setting which offers a look into the summer royal residence of the king. For martial arts historians, it is the location Bushi Matsumura would have resided as he trained the king and acted as his body guard. The grounds offer a peaceful break from the hectic city hustle bustle. Well worth the visit.

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