The garden is really that - a garden. When you enter, they supply you with red umbrellas to take along with you. Supposedly, the butterflies are attracted to red, so it makes them more likely to come to you. We had heard about this theory before heading up there, so I came dressed appropriately in my red shirt:) You walk along the marked out paths, enjoying the flowers, views and occasional butterfly that you see along the way. You don't see too many until you reach the butterfly house. Inside the house there are butterflies everywhere! Some are flying around, but most are just hanging out and doing their own thing. They had put red baseball caps perched on posts to attract the butterflies, and they were doing an incredible job! The hats were completely covered! I almost have suspicions that they sprayed something on the hats to attract them as well - a kind of butterfly catnip perhaps??
View of the East China Sea from the park
Check out this video from the butterfly house (the song in the background - I feel like this is playing everywhere we go in Okinawa!):
Matt with his red headband he made to attract the butterflies (not a red shirt like the rest of us - a red headband)
Some tombs... sounds weird, but they are everywhere here in Okinawa
A cool bridge we passed on the way to the park
Hope you enjoyed the photos!