Okinawa, rainy season is over, and we can enjoy paradise in the jewel islands in South Sea.
Churaumi Aquarium is famous in Marine Expo Park. Watching whale shark, which has the longest breeding record of 27 years, and Manta rays swimming leisurely makes me forget the hustle and bustle of the city and stress of city life.
And in this large ocean expo park, the Tropical Botanical Garden, Dream Center, is as entertaining as the Churaumi Aquarium.
In this botanical garden, tropical plants bloom even outdoors, and we can watch beautiful tropical flowers and fruits outdoors and, in the greenhouse, which is one of the few tropical botanical gardens in Japan.
We can see the one of the largest fruits in the world, Jack Fruit, and cacao which are the raw materials for chocolate, and mango from near distance.
This botanical garden is the only place in Japan where we can see Dorian on tree, and until last year it had been bearing fruit for four consecutive years, but it is regrettable that this year all of them has fallen while the fruits are small.
Let’s take a walk in the botanical garden to watch tropiacl flowers.
Please enjoy my YouTube video showing Ocean Expo Park in Okinawa centering on the Tropical Botanical Garden, Dream Center.