Lake Man, or “Manko” in Japanese, is located in southern Okinawa between Tomigusuku and Naha City. It is a wetland area recognized under the Ramsar Convention. Numerous migratory birds, sandpipers, and many birds of the plover family frequent these wetlands. This area is also home to numerous waterfowl and other fauna that thrive in its precious climate. This makes these wetlands an important place in Okinawa.
The Manko Waterbird and Wetland Center, which is located nearby, provides an observation deck and many information displays on the natural treasures found in and around Lake Man. The center also features a wooded road where visitors can experience mangroves and crabs up close.
Located just 15 minutes by car from Naha Airport, it is a great spot to visit before you head to the airport to catch your return flight home.