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Manatee Center, Motobu-cho

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#3 of 9 in Zoos & Aquariums in Okinawa Prefecture
Zoo / Aquarium Nature / Park
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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  • Ocean Expo Park is Okinawa headquarters (Motobu) is Grand in scale. The tourists also watched tourists flooded with only the whale shark is only [Manatee] Center, to see it go. And the tourists only Dolphin's show saw me go. I think National Aquarium on a vast scale.
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  • Manifested from above. The commentary was not so much. Where rounded caudal fin. Did not check, raise vegetables.
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  • You could go during the hours just manatees are eating bait. Like eat, grasp the leaf charm, was looking for a while. Once in a while here immediately they see would enjoy so cute appearance to closely.
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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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