Saturday, December 28, 2013

Shikinaen


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Shikinaen is the garden built around a secondary palace of the Rykuan Royal Family not far from Shuri Castle in Naha. Being Okinawan it includes both Japanese and Chinese styles. An earlier post on the palace, the Udun, can be found here.

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Most fascinating for me was one of the bridges made out of uncut, sharp and gnarly limestone rocks.

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There is also a small pavilion but unfortunately cannot be entered.

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What makes the garden interesting is the exotic plants that cannot be found in mainland Japanese gardens. There are also views over Naha.

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