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
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
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.
By route bus with route No.2, 3 or 5, get off at Shikina-en-mae stop.
All photos by Rettou-houmotsukan
Former Underground -Headquarters
Ocean Expo Park