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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 garden, a peaceful site to enjoy

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2014
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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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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This is not a flashy tourist attraction as Shuri Castle, or Kokusai-Dori Street in Naha City, but this is definitely the place to see and learn about Okinawa's unique and rich history and culture. As Japanese citizen, knowing Okinawa as the southern most territory of Japan, I've never had a chance to be exposed to such a rich history and... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Beautiful garden and grounds. Happened upon a traditional Okinawan wedding while there, which tourists were allowed to watch since it is a public location. Definitely made the visit even better!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

One of the many UNESCO heritage sites in Naha, the Shikina-en Garden is definitely worth the hike. I walked here after visiting Tamaudun, which was about 2km (20min walk) away. The garden has a good mix of well-preserved Ryukyu structures and greenery/forestry. Spent a very pleasant hour exploring and photographing the grounds. Entrance is cheap too, at 400 yen.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

These gardens are beautiful, and admission is very cheap, but its a bit of a hike getting to these gardens. Best to take the sightseeing bus loop because its a long walk or expensive taxi from anywhere else!

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Address: Address: 421-7 Maaji, Naha 902-0072, Okinawa Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 98-855-5936
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kyushu-Okinawa  >  Okinawa Prefecture  >  Naha

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