Tonan Botanical Garden resumes operation

Tonan Botanical Garden resumes operation

On July 6, many people visited the reopened Tonan Botanical Garden in Okinawa City and enjoyed the lotus in the pond.


July 7, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Tonan Shokubutsu Rakuen (Botanical Garden) resumed operation on July 6 after being temporarily closed for renovations. Many people, including tourists and families from within and outside the prefecture, visited the park and enjoyed the more than 1,333 species of rare tropical and subtropical plants. On this sunny day, the garden has reopened for the first time in nearly two and a half years.

Okinawa City resident Tota Kinjo and his girlfriend were the first through the gate. “We came here early in the morning because we wanted to witness the moment when the lotus flower opens. We were impressed to see it for the first time in two and a half years,” said Kinjo excitedly.

Many visitors enjoyed the live events held after the opening ceremony.

(English translation by T&CT, Mark Ealey)

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