Shikina-en Garden, Naha

Shikina-en Garden, Naha (must see)

Originally built at the end of the 18th century, the Shikina-en Garden features a fabulous wooden palace with a typical for the region red tile roof and beautiful garden. The premises were originally created as a residence for the Ryukyu kings and are notable for the amazing landscape in Japanese style and unique Okinawan architecture and flora. Shikina-en Garden was destroyed during the Battle of Okinawa in 1945, but was rebuilt to its original after the war. It is included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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Shikina-en Garden on Map

Sight Name: Shikina-en Garden
Sight Location: Naha, Japan
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: City Orientation Walk  

Walking Tours in Naha, Japan

Create Your Own Walk in Naha

Create Your Own Walk in Naha

Creating your own self-guided walk in Naha is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Sightseeing Tour in Naha

Sightseeing Tour in Naha

As the capital of Okinawa Prefecture and the main city on the island of Okinawa, Naha is a city with plenty to offer. This self-guided walking tour will take you to the most important attractions in the city, without which your visit to Naha wouldn't be complete. Sugar-Loaf Hill, Tsuboya Pottery Museum, just to name a few, are must sees while in Naha.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.9 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Naha, the capital of Okinawa, although small a city, does contain a plethora of historic attractions. If you decide to visit Naha, make sure to explore the Shikina-en Garden, Tamaudun Mausoleum, but most importantly, the Shuri Castle, a restored royal residence of the Ryukyu Kingdom, flourished throughout the 15th-19th centuries and recognized as the birthplace of Okinawa karate. Take this...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 km