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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
Type: Marinas, Aquariums
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We joined a day tour and this attraction turned out to be its highlight and that of Okinawa in general, by a mile. We only had 2 hours there, but could have spent the entire day without getting bored. You'll be wowed by the main tank with the whale sharks and mantas and even a dolphin, but I was equally... More

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Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Nice huge aquarium, and I like the view as well, especially we left late and saw the sunset. However it is quite faraway from Naha

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San Diego, California, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

I love Okinawa,this place is beautiful for all family to visit.Is next to Emerald beach,Butterflies park.Great parking area,if you have a little children take,a stroller,or rent one in aquarium.Don't miss restaurant at Shark Tank,,is amazing watching ocean creatures swimming right above you! At souvenir shops,they have very affordable fine 925 silver jewelry,I got dolphin neckless and hearings..On the hot day,you... More

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The Netherlands
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136 reviews 136 reviews
13 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

If you are at Okinawa, this is a great day trip. The location of the aquarium is quite distant from Naha, and you would need a car, but it is definitely worth it. Beautiful aquarium. The big attraction are the 3 whale sharks.

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Orlando, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The entrance to the park is beautiful. Everything was bi lingual so we didn't get lost. I liked seeing the dolphin with the prosthetic tail.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

the Aquarium is beautiful, huge with variety fishes, aqua-animal. we can feel beauty of water-world by visiting this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This aquarium is in a beautiful setting, great for families. You can spend the whole day here. There are many things to see and do, gorgeous tropical gardens and a lovely beach, an in ground fountain for children to play in, beautiful topiaries and the aquarium itself is amazing. Huge mantas, whales and sharks. A great experience!

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

When i walked into the main viewing area i couldn't believe what i was looking at 603mm polycarbonate wall about 70 feet long and 30 feet high holding back 750 ton of water inside are 3 big whale sharks Manta rays ,big schools of fish and lots of other sharks and more . There are also numerous viewing tanks under... More

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Chinatown, Singapore
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

It is a nice aquarium by the sea. There is so much to see...... The whale sharks are certainly the major attraction to us and they are indeed very impressive. Unfortunately, we did not have enough time to visit the manatee and the sea turtles. Since we arrived the aquarium late, so we could only walk through the main building.... More

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Machida, Japan
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4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is the best aquarium that I have ever been. This place is huge. The main building takes a couple hours to go through and just when you think you’re done, you find out that there are multiple other tanks outside to view. I spent about 4 or 5 hours looking around this aquarium and probably could of spent another... More

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