Tropical Dream Center, Motobu-cho

4.7
#2 of 12 in Fun & Games in Okinawa Prefecture
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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  • August 11, 2017
    I went to the tropical Dream Center. It was a very strange space. Relatively much more hungry and had a strange plant.
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  • August 11, 2017
    There are places in Okinawa, mainland tourists really don't want to go. It's the South Seas garden. Okinawa and the Yaeyama Islands where southern palms and trees are naturally wooded natural; Don't you want here and see them driving in a rental car, so all the way into botanical gardens until I saw it. Is the tropical Dream Center was very typical.
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  • July 30, 2017
    Dating is caught in the first signs that the Ocean Expo Park parking lot that was parked. Relics of an oceanic Expo's not curious flowers and plants to meet opened more than 40 years ago, the impression be wiped. Chura et al may be quite distance to the sea.
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  • February 20, 2017
    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.
  • December 30, 2016
    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.
  • October 7, 2016
    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.
  • July 6, 2016
    Great view from the top of he tower. beautiful display of flowers through out.
  • April 29, 2017
    For lovers of botanical gardens

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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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