“Okinawa Commemorative National Government Park” which is proud of the first popularity in the sightseeing spot of Okinawa Prefecture is located in Kunigamigun Motobucho. It is the state-owned park built on the site, commemorating the “Okinawa Ocean Expo ’75” held in 1975. Before the exposition, transport infrastructure was not well developed, but the Okinawa Expressway and the general road were expanded for the exposition. Also, large resort hotels opened all at once, and regional development was carried out on the theme of “Ocean – Desirable Future”.
Popular tourist spots such as Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, facilities that can see the planetarium and dolphin show, the botanical garden and the Okinawa village where you can touch Okinawa culture are gathering on the site. It was chosen as one of the 100 Urban Parks in Japan and began to catch the attention.
Among them, Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium raises awareness to the existence that is essential for Okinawa travel. Many tourists have come to see the appearance of multiple whale sharks and mantas swimming in the huge water tank.
Tropical Dream Center is an irresistible facility for flower lovers. At least 2,000 orchids are exhibited at all times, and there are three dreamy greenhouses in which subtropical flowers are in full bloom. As you step into there, the fantasy world spreads like a jungle, as if you flew into the flower garden.
Emerald beach in the Ocean Expo Park is the beach divided into three areas, the “Beach of Rest”, the “Beach of Play”, the “Beach of View”. It is a wonderful beach chosen for “one of the 88 best watering-place” and “one of the 100 most comfortable bathing-resort” because the beach located within lagoon is few in Okinawa and also has good water quality.
|Name:||Okinawa Commemorative National Government Park|
|Address:||Ishikawa 424 Kunigamigun Motobucho, Okinawa 905-0206 Japan|
|Access:||Approximately two hours from Naha Airport by car.|
|Tel:||(+81) 980-48-2741 (Ocean Expo Park Management Office)|
* Some facilities are charged.