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Manatee Center, Motobu-cho

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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. Plan your Manatee Center visit and explore what else you can see and do in Motobu-cho using our Motobu-cho itinerary builder.
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  • I've always heard the legends of mermaids actually being manatees and have never seen them until I moved to Okinawa. They're unusual thought provoking creatures as you wonder "how do they breathe, etc...  more »
  • Beautiful many people look is detached from the Aquarium is home to see. Come see a charm.
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  • I went to 11/2016. Speaking of Okinawa commemorative National Park Churaumi Aquarium is famous, but this Manatee is free. Manatees have very deep tanks. On the tank and can be seen from the bottom.
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