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Category: Architecture, Local time: 07:02:56,
Address: 日本, 沖縄県那覇市真地４２１−７, Tel.: +81 98-855-5936
Shikina-en is a garden with a residence in Japan
. It was established on the island of Okinawa during the era of Ryūkyū Kingdom. Shikina-en covers an area of 41 997 m2, and it is a valuable example of Ryūkyūan garden architecture. It was built in 1799 in the modern Japanese garden style. A pond and two bridges leading to a Chinese style island also belong to the garden. It served as a resting place for the royal family, and as a welcoming place of the ambassadors from China
. Shikina-en was registered on UNESCO World Heritage List in 2000.
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Last update: Nov 10, 2012 11:12:34 AM