Another addition to my list of favorite places in Okinawa, Japan is the Tropical Dream Center. It is a wonderfully manicured garden of more than 2,000 orchids and polished beautifully with tropical and subtropical plants. A 6-hectare area of secret paradise overlooked by most visitors in the midst of Okinawa’s Ocean Park in Motobu Town, Tropical Dream Center offers serenity after rubbing elbows at the crowded Churaumi Aquarium. It is a self-guided tour with a choice of approximately 1 hour Standard Course and an approximately half-hour Short Course tour. It is most advisable to come here in the lightest and most comfortable clothes when planning to visit here in summer time since weather temperatures can soar high during summer months in Okinawa.

The Croton Patio inside the Tropical Dream Center at Ocean Expo Park in Motobu, Okinawa, Japan.
The Croton Patio inside the Tropical Dream Center at Ocean Expo Park in Motobu, Okinawa, Japan.

The Phalaenopsis Greenhouse inside Tropical Dream Center at Ocean Expo Park in Motobu, Okinawa, Japan has a wide display of genus Phalaenopsis or moth orchids.
The Phalaenopsis Greenhouse inside Tropical Dream Center at Ocean Expo Park in Motobu, Okinawa, Japan has a wide display of genus Phalaenopsis or moth orchids.

The Phalaenopsis Greenhouse inside Tropical Dream Center at Ocean Expo Park in Motobu, Okinawa, Japan has a wide display of genus Phalaenopsis or moth orchids.
The Phalaenopsis Greenhouse inside Tropical Dream Center at Ocean Expo Park in Motobu, Okinawa, Japan has a wide display of genus Phalaenopsis or moth orchids.

The Phalaenopsis Greenhouse inside Tropical Dream Center at Ocean Expo Park in Motobu, Okinawa, Japan has a wide display of genus Phalaenopsis or moth orchids.
The Phalaenopsis Greenhouse inside Tropical Dream Center at Ocean Expo Park in Motobu, Okinawa, Japan has a wide display of genus Phalaenopsis or moth orchids.

Some of the Phalaenopsis or Moth Orchids displayed at the Phalaenopsis Greenhouse inside the Tropical Dream Center in Ocean Expo Park in Motobu, Okinawa, Japan.
Some of the Phalaenopsis or Moth Orchids displayed at the Phalaenopsis Greenhouse inside the Tropical Dream Center in Ocean Expo Park in Motobu, Okinawa, Japan.

The Vanda Greenhouse inside the Tropical Dream Center at Ocean Expo Park in Motobu, Okinawa, Japan. Blue flowers or blue orchids can be viewed here.
The Vanda Greenhouse inside the Tropical Dream Center at Ocean Expo Park in Motobu, Okinawa, Japan. Blue flowers or blue orchids can be viewed here.

The Cattleya Greenhouse inside the Tropical Dream Center in Ocean Expo Park at Motobu, Okinawa, Japan. Fragrant Cattleyas or “Flower Queen” are in full bloom here.
The Cattleya Greenhouse inside the Tropical Dream Center in Ocean Expo Park at Motobu, Okinawa, Japan. Fragrant Cattleyas or “Flower Queen” are in full bloom here.

The Cattleya Greenhouse inside the Tropical Dream Center in Ocean Expo Park at Motobu, Okinawa, Japan. Fragrant Cattleyas or “Flower Queen” are in full bloom here.
The Cattleya Greenhouse inside the Tropical Dream Center in Ocean Expo Park at Motobu, Okinawa, Japan. Fragrant Cattleyas or “Flower Queen” are in full bloom here.

Some tropical fruits grown inside the Fruit Tree Greenhouse in Tropical Dream Center at Ocean Expo Park in Motobo, Okinawa, Japan. Jackfruit, which is the largest fruit in the world, and cacao are some of the fruits in showcase.
Some tropical fruits grown inside the Fruit Tree Greenhouse in Tropical Dream Center at Ocean Expo Park in Motobo, Okinawa, Japan. Jackfruit, which is the largest fruit in the world, and cacao are some of the fruits in showcase.

Some tropical fruits grown inside the Fruit Tree Greenhouse in Tropical Dream Center Guide at Ocean Expo Park in Motobo, Okinawa, Japan. Guanabana, Dragon Fruit and Mango are some of the fruits in showcase.
Some tropical fruits grown inside the Fruit Tree Greenhouse in Tropical Dream Center Guide at Ocean Expo Park in Motobo, Okinawa, Japan. Guanabana, Dragon Fruit and Mango are some of the fruits in showcase.
The Lounge offers a place for light snacks as you enjoy a view overlooking a koi pond in Tropical Dream Center at Ocean Expo Park in Motobu, Okinawa, Japan.
The Lounge offers a place for light snacks as you enjoy a view overlooking a koi pond in Tropical Dream Center at Ocean Expo Park in Motobu, Okinawa, Japan.
The Lounge offers a place for light snacks as you enjoy a view overlooking a koi pond in Tropical Dream Center at Ocean Expo Park in Motobu, Okinawa, Japan.
The Lounge offers a place for light snacks as you enjoy a view overlooking a koi pond in Tropical Dream Center at Ocean Expo Park in Motobu, Okinawa, Japan.
The Lounge offers a place for light snacks as you enjoy a view overlooking a koi pond in Tropical Dream Center at Ocean Expo Park in Motobu, Okinawa, Japan.
The Lounge offers a place for light snacks as you enjoy a view overlooking a koi pond in Tropical Dream Center at Ocean Expo Park in Motobu, Okinawa, Japan.
The Lounge offers a place for light snacks as you enjoy a view overlooking a koi pond in Tropical Dream Center at Ocean Expo Park in Motobu, Okinawa, Japan.
The Lounge offers a place for light snacks as you enjoy a view overlooking a koi pond in Tropical Dream Center at Ocean Expo Park in Motobu, Okinawa, Japan.
The Gallery section showcasing plants from the savanna such as the baobab as seen in "The Little Prince" inside the Tropical Dream Center at Ocean Expo Park in Motobu, Okinawa, Japan.
The Gallery section showcasing plants from the savanna such as the baobab as seen in “The Little Prince” inside the Tropical Dream Center at Ocean Expo Park in Motobu, Okinawa, Japan.
The Observatory inside the Tropical Dream Center at Ocean Expo Park in Motobu, Okinawa, Japan provides a full view of the seaside area from a height of 36 meters (118 feet).
The Observatory inside the Tropical Dream Center at Ocean Expo Park in Motobu, Okinawa, Japan provides a full view of the seaside area from a height of 36 meters (118 feet).

The Observatory inside the Tropical Dream Center at Ocean Expo Park in Motobu, Okinawa, Japan provides a full view of the seaside area from a height of 36 meters (118 feet).
The Observatory inside the Tropical Dream Center at Ocean Expo Park in Motobu, Okinawa, Japan provides a full view of the seaside area from a height of 36 meters (118 feet).

The Amazon water lily grown inside the Tropical Dream Center at Ocean Expo Park in Motobo, Okinawa, Japan.
The Amazon water lily grown inside the Tropical Dream Center at Ocean Expo Park in Motobo, Okinawa, Japan.

The gazeebo at the Lotus Pond in Tropical Dream Center at Ocean Expo Park in Motobu, Okinawa, Japan.
The gazeebo at the Lotus Pond in Tropical Dream Center at Ocean Expo Park in Motobu, Okinawa, Japan.

At the Lotus Pond in Tropical Dream Center at Ocean Expo Park in Motobu, Okinawa, Japan.
At the Lotus Pond in Tropical Dream Center at Ocean Expo Park in Motobu, Okinawa, Japan.

 

 

 

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