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Shikina-en Garden

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421-7 Maaji, Naha 902-0072, Okinawa Prefecture
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Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

Shikinaen was the largest second residence for the royal Ryukyu families that was used to entertain the royal families and foreign guests. It is one of the few main Naha attractions not connected by the monorail but a short bus ride away. Like most Japanese...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 4, 2018

We did this garden because it is advertised as a very good site. It was a pity that a lot of construction going on. That was not announced at the entree. Consequently the walking route was restricted and the photographic possibilities limited.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Deventernaar
Reviewed December 4, 2018

This was another one of those, tour guide deals that was worth the time. This is a great view of how much Japan takes care of their environment even before modern laws. There is not lot to see here, but it is a nice way...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

This is a garden with nice landscape (can take some nice shot here). The path is rocky and makes me wonder how people used to walk on these paths (so please bring your best walking shoes and prepare for rocky path). The weather was kinda...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

This is the best Royal garden in Okinawa. its situated near to Suri Castle. A great place to relax and for photo shoots too. entrance fee is very low.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Prasanna_Ariyadasa
Reviewed September 2, 2018

This was the former residence of the royal Ryukyu royal family since around 1800, and the grounds reflect in their wish to get away from city life and relax there. Which is why the gardens were designed to provide flowering arrangements throughout the four seasons....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

I went there during summer. The area is not very big and was easy to walk around. Beautiful garden but unfortunately too many mosquitoes in the shaded areas. Remember to bring mosquitoes repellent when you visit!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 25, 2018

Grounds beautifully landscaped ;several stone arch bridges around pond; several small islands. the floral blossoms vary with the seasons; favorite attraction & busy with tourists

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed July 23, 2018

The original garden of royalty where the King and his family would entertain. The timeless grounds are well landscaped circular garden paths with a variety of stone arch bridges around a pond with several small islands. The garden's ambience and floral blossoms vary with the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed June 2, 2018

I ended up just having a quick look here as I had several other places to see on the same day and very limited time. The gardens are attractive but not really anything spectacular.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Closed Wednesdays. All other days 9 am to 6 pm
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