Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, Motobu-cho

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#3 of 18 in Parks in Motobu-cho
More than just another place with sweeping sea views, Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park features lush greenery of palm trees, shrubs, and other coastal plants. Learn about local sea life at the popular aquarium, follow the development of the ship building industry at the oceanic museum, or get a taste of native Okinawan life at the open-air replica village. You'll find that you can zip between the park's main points of interest using the shuttle service, which runs several times per hour. Alternatively, you can spend more time wandering between attractions on the park's walking paths. Add Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park to your Motobu-cho travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Motobu-cho trip itinerary maker app .
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  • Churaumi Aquarium and a variety of facilities, such as very large Dolphin venues on-site walk and enjoy a wide variety of. If you have a child you can spend a good time. Just don't have a lot of shade in the summer, an outdoor hard sending it in.
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  • If you don't feel like paying for the whale shark tank, but still want to see the fish on the island come to this place. Nice to have options, and not have to be forced to see something beautiful.  more »
  • I got to thinking deeply about peace. I think and are still a precious heritage. I think once you visit.
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  • Love this place! Tons of fun yet super affordable. Great place to just spend the whole day with family. The staff are also super friendly and helpful. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Also, bring a change of clothes for the kids because they have a pretty cool splash pad.
  • If you love animals you are gonna leave this place depressed. Manatees swim in a tiney tank, and female ones in even smaller. Dolphins are in small tanks, turtles even smaller. It was horrible The poor turtle in that pic didnt even have a place to rest. I can't believe this is ok. Did not expect to see that. The rest of the park was fine, and it would be just fine without the poor animals. What sadder is that the freedom is few meters away.
  • Terrific park. It is hilly but they have buses to run you around.
  • Nice for a walk with much less tourists
  • Fun for all ages and free for children under 6!

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Where to stay in Motobu-cho

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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