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Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

424 Ishikawa | Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, Motobu-cho, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa Prefecture 905-0206, Japan
+81 980-48-2741
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Ranked #1 of 19 attractions in Motobu-cho
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Marinas, Aquariums
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Shanghai, China
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56 reviews 56 reviews
8 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Loved the Dolphin show, the aquarium was huge with a great selection of sea creatures. Food and souviners available everywhere, it was wet the day we went but we still had a great time.

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Tokyo, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

A good place. Plan your visit during off peak. Gets really crowded. A bit expensive. Beautiful flowers and spacious compound.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I have an annual pass and always visit the aquarium. It's fun although my husband find it boring. My 2 years old loves everything there. Unfortunately we didn't have a chance to look at whale sharks from above the tank. When we visited the elevator was out of order. I would recommend this place to anyone who visit okinawa. Oh... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

This is my favourite aquarium ever. I love the adorable whale sharks. It's clean, friendly, relaxing, and well structured with interesting tanks, including one that goes across the ceiling so that you have the fish swimming above you. Cafe Ocean Blue, located inside the aquarium is amazing. A great place to snack while watching the sea life activity in a... More

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San Diego, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

If you like marine life you'll love this aquarium it has just about every kind of marine life you can think of. it's super clean and the price is very reasonable. My kids absolutly love this aquarium.

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Hong Kong
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11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We visit Okinawa Aquarium during our annual girls trip. I thought drive 1.5 hours one way to go see an aquarium may not worth it BUT it totally worth the visit! It was a very well designed aquarium (like everything else in Japan). I heard it is world’s number 2 largest aquarium probably for its massive fish tank and sharks?... More

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Dallas, Texas
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14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Okinawa has a lot to offer and I have always been fasinated with the ocean and love sea life its why I learned to scuba dive. I love looking at the big rays and the whale shark and all the other sea critters. The staff are always welcoming and tremendously polite. The are is so clean and well manicured and... More

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Urasoe, Japan
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11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

The aquarium was well maintained and worth the money. I love aquariums! There was a hands on exhibit where you could pet a starfish or tube worm and a beautiful variety of tanks. The whale shark tank was so cool and there is seating so you could just sit and watch. I have NEVER seen rays as big as are... More

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25 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

I wasn't expecting much when we first scheduled our trip here. Although I love fish, I thought that this was just similar to the aquariums in the other ocean parks that I have visited. But I was wrong. The variety of the fish here is impressive, mainly because of the unique Okinawan sea, and the vibe of the whole place... More

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Sentosa Island, Singapore
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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

I love this aquarium! Did you know that all other shows are free? Only need to pay when we actually go into the aquarium. the rest- the dolphin shows, turtle sacturary are all FOC. I especially adore the dolphins. Observe them during non performing time- its a great pleasure! Also like the surronding park & coastal walk.

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