Shikina-en Royal Garden
Shikina-en was the largest second residence for the Ryukyu royal families. The garden and villa were constructed in 1799 to entertain envoys of the Chinese emperor. It is one of Okinawa’s 9 World Heritage sites and a designated national place of scenic beauty.
The design of the garden encourages visitors to walk around a central pond with two small stone bridges and a hexagonal gazebo, Rokkaku-do. Visitors can walk through the Undun or royal villa, shown here.