Shikinaen -Shikinaen Royal Garden-

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Shikinaen -Shikinaen Royal Garden-


Located two kilometers south of Shurijo Castle, Shikina-en Gardens was the second home of the Ryukyuan kings and was also called the southern residence. Built around 1800, it welcomed envoys from the Chinese imperial government, called Sapposhi. Centered on a pond that is designed after the Chinese character for “heart”, the garden offers a wonderful promenade with a pond where floats a hexagonal Chinese-style building linked by an arched stone bridge. On the north side is the Ikutokusen spring while on the south side is Kankodai, an observatory platform.

Designated a national special scenic spot on March 30 2000.
Inscribed on the Register of World Heritage Sites in December 2000 as “Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu.”

Facility Information
Shikina-en Gardens, an harmonious garden that mixes Chinese, Japanese and Ryukyuan styles
Business Hours
Open Hours(Oct.-Mar.): 9:00~17:30
Last entry at 17:00

If it falls on holiday, it will be close on the following day.
every Wednesday
Admission Fee(junior high school students and under): 100JPY
Group rates(20 or more persons):80yen

Admission Fee(children under elementary school students): JPY
Free of Charge
421-7, Maji,Naha-City, Okinawa Prefecture, 902-0072
Transportation Access
Approximately 20min. from Okinawa Expressway: Naja I.C. by Car (open road)

Approximately 5min. from Nearest bus stop: Shikina En Mae by Walk