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Ryugujo Butterfly Garden

Address: 390-1 Yamakawa, Motobu-cho, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa Prefecture 905-0205, Japan
Phone Number: +81 980-48-3456
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Ranked #2 of 2 Shopping in Motobu-cho
Type: Gardens, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Shops, Shopping
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Okayama, Japan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 NEW

Not worth a trip on its own however if planned with any other sites in the area it's a great add-on. It's a small garden and not too many people visit but I think I prefer that over a crowded site. The butterflies are enormous and provide for awesome photo opportunities and fun experience for the family and kids whether... More

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878 reviews 878 reviews
668 attraction reviews
675 helpful votes 675 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The only reason for going to this attraction is to see the "Tree Nymph Butterfly" - the largest butterfly in Japan - and quite a character, all decked out in black & white. They are housed in a small separate butterfly house and because they are used to humans and their favourite food plant is red in colour, wearing red... More

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Okinawa, Japan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

My 4 yo daughter really loves butterflies and she had a great time. My husband and I were not so impressed - especially considering the 1250¥ admission for a family of three. Maybe that explains the fact that we were the only ones in the parking lot on a weekend afternoon. The gift shop at the entrance is run down... More

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Okinawa, Japan
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153 reviews 153 reviews
96 attraction reviews
201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

While I don't usually go indoors for nature photography, this place is an exception. Twice, in the past year I've visited and, will probably go again. The trick, if you are serious about taking photos, is to be patient. Let busloads of travelers, pass by and, wait a few minutes. There are plenty of things to see outside the butterfly... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

The garden is beautiful but if you go at the wrong time of the year nothing will be blooming and there will be no butterflies. We went in April thinking there would be plenty blooming but we were still too early in the season. There isn't much to see other than one large butterfly enclosure. It was neat though because... More

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Yomitan-son, Japan
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

When we went, there were a lot of dead plants and very few butterflies.

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Waterloo, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

They're everywhere and love to adorn your body...They especially love to land on those that are wearing brightly colored clothing...It was an amazing visit and a must for children to let them experience these magnificent butterflies.

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