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Shikina-en garden

Shikina-enMap of Naha city Shikina-en is an Okinawan garden, and is about 1.5 km south of Shuri Castle.

This garden was built as the villa of Ryukyu King, and was completed in 1799.
During the World War II, most buildings in this garden had been destroyed, so the current buildings were restored in the 1970s to 1990s.

Around a pond, palaces, arbors, bridges, hills and flower gardens are set up.
The constructions have the architecture mixing Okinawa and China.

The garden has an observatory. But we can see the sea.
It is said that the king wanted to show the guests from abroad that Ryukyu was a big country.

In 2000, this garden was declared a World Heritage site, as one of Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu.

How to get to here

By route bus

By route bus with route No.2, 3 or 5, get off at Shikina-en-mae stop.

Path to the garden
Ikutokusen spring
The palace Inside of the palace
Pond and stone bridge
Rokkakudou arbor A view from Kankoudai observatory
All photos by Rettou-houmotsukan

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