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Address: 424 Ishikawa | Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, Kunigami-gun, Motobu-cho 905-0206, Okinawa Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 980-48-2741
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First-Class Aquarium. Impressive and Expansive

Okinawa's aquarium is, without a doubt, with the drive up the coast. When you first enter, there's a small pool where they encourage guests to feel, squeeze, and pick up the sea... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Robert L
Marina di Pisa, Italy
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68 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Seems it's a must go if you visit Okinawa; however, it doesn't give me ' WOW ' experience. Besides, there'r not many things to do. However, kids would love the playground outside

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Marina di Pisa, Italy
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Okinawa's aquarium is, without a doubt, with the drive up the coast. When you first enter, there's a small pool where they encourage guests to feel, squeeze, and pick up the sea stars and sea cucumbers. Like most aquariums, there's a dolphin show, manatees and sea turtles. There are also many sea zones that you pass through. You'll be watching... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful place and beautiful landadcapes. The sea is blue and the waters are transparents. The weather is hot The people are very educated. I recommend

Thank Amelia N
Hong Kong, China
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41 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Most travelers and tour guides would tell you this is the top place to go in Okinawa. Yes it was a huge attraction with nice views and great collection of sea animals and you would not regret visiting. However I cannot personally endorse this place as I feel the 'big' tanks were still way too small for the sheer number... More 

Thank mrhostim
Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan
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79 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The aquarium has a really nice collection of of aquatic animals. The whale sharks are lovely, and the biggest glass wall of their tank is absolutely huge, making for a really nice viewing experience. The only downside is that, as always, one worries a bit about the state the animals are kept in. The main tanks are clean and the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the aquarium on a Sunday in November. It was busy, but not ridiculously so. The aquarium is set out on multiple levels. The highlight being the huge tank that holds the whale sharks, stingrays and fish. There were 3 whale sharks, which are huge animals. There were also many other tanks with various other fish and other sealIife.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went specifically to see the whale sharks, there were 3 of them in one tank, can be viewed from all angles including the top of the tank, loved it.

Thank Lei D
Nagaoka, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the biggest and most beautiful aquarium I have visited ever. Actually, it is not merely an aquarium, it is a complex inside the Ocean Expo Park, including an aquarium, a culture museum, an okinawan village, and a beautiful beach. So, if you come here earlier than 4:00 pm, take your time to visit other places first and just... More 

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Hong Kong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

you got to see a lot of fishes, stingray, sharks, turtles in here. Kids would be impressed. Dolphin show was average, especially if you dont know Japanese. And it just runs for 20 mins, an add-on to the visit but not a core attraction.

Thank dhui
Canberra, Australia
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108 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No amount of video can substitute for the real experience of visiting this amazing and absolutely HUGE aquarium. Dubai has a great aquarium in one of the malls, but the Okinawa aquarium leaves it for dead. Its a good hour and half drive from Naha to Churaumi. We visited the aquarium as part of an "Okinawa Bus" tour (well organised... More 

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