Thursday, August 4, 2011
Ocean Expo Park: Churaumi Aquarium and Tropical Dream Center
In 1975 Okinawa hosted an Ocean Expo. Since that time the site for the Expo has been expanded and there are a variety of places to go: the Churaumi Aquarium which is the 2nd largest in the world and the only place where there are Whale Sharks in captivity; the Tropical Dream Center where there are amazing flower gardens nestled around a building the spirals up with an amazing stained glass ceiling; an authentic old Okinawa village; a beautiful beach area called Emerald Beach and to top it off an outdoor Dolphin show. It is a must-see for visitors and residents of Okinawa. You can check the internet for better pictures if you so desire.