The Shikinaen Garden is home to traditional Okinawan structures and landscape garden, which was once the second residence to the Ryukyu royal family. Although the landscape garden follows the designs similar to those on mainland Japan, the wooden palace structures with crimson tiled roofs are the key components to the Okinawan traits and details attracting thousands of visitors a year to explore. Like many other structures in Okinawa Prefecture, the Shikinaen Garden was also destroyed in the Battle of Okinawa, but later reconstructed and earned the title as a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site in the year 2000. Chinese architectural styles can be seen in both the hexagon pavilion and bridges connecting the small island situated within the pond. Visitors can stroll along the paths along the artificial hills and enjoy the views of Napa City from a special observatory booth. The wooden palace which was once only available for royal members and foreign ambassador to enter can be explored by visitors offering a different view of the gardens within the traditional Okinawan structure.