Manatee Center, Motobu-cho

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#3 of 9 in Zoos & Aquariums in Okinawa Prefecture
Watch two huge manatees play or munch on heads of lettuce underwater at Manatee Center. A short walk from the main aquarium building of Okinawa Churaumi's Ocean Expo Park, the site offers close-up views of these graceful creatures free of charge. Observe this endangered species that spawned many mermaid legends from above the tank or from the underwater viewing room. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Manatee Center and many more Motobu-cho attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Motobu-cho trip builder site .
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  • October 3, 2017
    These poor majestic creatures should not be in an aquarium, set them free close down the aquarium, thanks  more »
  • September 25, 2017
    Sorry, not moving. Everyone was waiting for a manatee moving in front of the tank for the somewhat crowded.
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  • September 21, 2017
    To see manatees leisurely, relaxed work, fluffy feeling. The stress of the city was forgotten.
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Most visitors to Motobu-cho opt to spend their time by the sea, so accommodations have positioned themselves accordingly. Choose from a number of beachfront hotels, resorts, and guesthouses located close to the aquarium and botanical garden, and on Sesoko Island. By the harbor in the main urban area, a few homestays and guesthouses dot the largely residential part of town. As a general rule, urban areas farther inland offer more budget-friendly rooms, whereas lodgings in non-urban areas farther inland tend to be pricier retreats making the most of the scenery and seclusion.
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