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Manatee Center, Motobu-cho

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Zoo / Aquarium Wildlife Area
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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  • Loved watching these majestic animals as they swam. You can see them from a top view and then you can go below and watch them underneath. Wonderful experience  more »
  • I believe in education about the animals in the oceans, and this is just one more example of an exhibit that does this for people who may never have seen a manatee. Incredible animals.  more »
  • 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 »