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Ocean Expo Park

Ocean Expo Park Ocean Expo Park is one of the Japanese National Government Parks, and is located along the west coast of Motobu Peninsula on the west side of Okinawa Island.
Nago city is about 18 km southeast of this park.

In 1975, Expo '75 was held in this site to commemorate Okinawa's reversion to Japanese administration in 1972.
The theme of the exposition was the oceans, and about 3.5 million people visited the expo.
After the expo, this site was changed to this park.

The park is along the beautiful beach about 3 km long.
There are some botanical gardens and some facilities such as Oceanic Culture Museum, Native Okinawa Village and Omoro Arboretum and Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium.

And Emerald Beach located at the north part of the park is opened as a bathing beach.
We can see Ie Island about 6 km offshore.

Ocean Expo Park official website

How to get to here

By route bus

  1. By express route bus with route No.111, about 2 hours from Naha terminal to Nago terminal.
  2. By route bus with route No.65, 66 or 70, about 1 hours from Nago terminal to Kinen-koen-mae stop.



Square around main gate and Ie Island
Photo by Kogashitsu-Kabegami
Shark made of flowers garden of tropical plants
Churaumi Aquarium Popular huge tank in Churaumi Aquarium
Emerald Beach A view of sunset at Emerald Beach

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