Tropical Dream Center, Motobu-cho

4.8
#2 of 12 in Fun & Games in Okinawa Prefecture
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Across Tropical Dream Center, you'll find multiple greenhouses brimming with a variety of plant life, including over 2,000 species of orchid to inspect. Explore 14 themed zones containing koi carp-filled ponds, water birds, and fruit-bearing trees of all discriptions, some well known, and others unfamiliar. Across the park you'll find unusual structures and picturesque displays, including the spiraling, European-looking observation tower. Be sure to climb the winding stairs or take the elevator to the top of the tower, where you'll enjoy excellent views of the labrynthine park and ocean beyond. Put Tropical Dream Center on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Motobu-cho travel itinerary maker.
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  • I went with a bunch of guys and they loved it! Takes about 45 minutes to walk through and we saw many interesting things. I loved the different trees and how unique they were. The most amazing was a t...  more »
  • If the weather is nice, walk down from the aquarium to the Tropical Dream Center - beautiful grounds and a stone building that swirls up to a spectacular view of the Sea and Ie Island in the distance....  more »
  • This is located close to the Ocean Expo Park with nice tropical flowers on display. One will need to pay an entrance fee to visit but u only need to pay half the price if you have the aquarium tickets...  more »
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  • This place was absolutely beautiful. Lots of different architectural and Arboretum style places. You can easily spend 3 to 4 hours here. You can get a combo ticket from the aquarium to save money. There's a place to eat that has limited Okinawan food selection. I don't remember if they take card but I would definitely bring yen.
  • Was beautiful! I'm surprised more people don't come here. Were only two other people there when my husband and I went. Highly recommend it, especially with the discount you get for having been to the aquarium.
  • Although the aquarium gets most of the traffic, this unique botanical treasure is less than a kilometer from the aquarium, and is never crowded. The best display of orchids I've ever seen anywhere, many tropical trees and fruits presented in Sumerian style architecture complete with ziggurat tower. The view from the top of the tower is worth the climb, though one can take an elevator partway up. Keep your aquarium tickets, they'll allow you a reduced price on your admission tickets.
  • Great view from the top of he tower. beautiful display of flowers through out.
  • For lovers of botanical gardens

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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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