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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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This aquarium is hands down the best one in Japan and easily top 10 in the world. We spent the entire day there and could've stayed even longer. Definitely worth it!!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Kani, Japan
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This aquarium is hands down the best one in Japan and easily top 10 in the world. We spent the entire day there and could've stayed even longer. Definitely worth it!!!!

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Arzier, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great aquarium, the first time I have seen a tank big enough to take whale sharks and manta rays a well as numerous other tropical and sub tropical fish. One tank contained the largest rock lobsters I have ever seen as well - truly enormous! Dolphin show seemed rather ordinary but then it is not something that I particularly enjoy.... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Entertaining dolphin show, diverse variety of sea creatures, easy layout enabling us to navigate with the kids. Get to the cafe early, it has panoramic views of the main aquarium where the beautiful whale sharks are housed. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The dolphin show was fun but the aquariun itself was a bit of a disappointment. There are some big sharks and that's it. Most descriptions are in Japanese only

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Truly breathtaking. I found the quality of aquascaping here really outstanding and there was a huge variety of marine life here. There was sufficient information at each exhibit/enclosure starting from the touch pool at the entrance all the way to the deep sea life section at the end. Of course, the biggest draw here must be the whale sharks. Do... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I visited this aquarium with my daughter who is 6yrs, we both loved it! it was enjoyable for both of us and very entertained. Huge place to walk around and has a lot of activities and learning for kids. We spent half a day here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I went to Okinawa aquarium as a part of a group, dependant on the driver and as a sea world lover I must say that if it wasn't for that maybe even one whole day wouldn't be enough for me to enjoy this whole thing. I am still not fan of big animals being held in captivity like this but... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Huge place. Does not feel enclosed. Open concept with ocean in the background. Not your puny aquarium. Everything is life-sized and the sea creatures are in huge containment. Every nook is a surprise.

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Pickens, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I visited Churaumi Aquarium with my husband, three young grandchildren, and their parents. The place has amazing displays of ocean animals, from whale sharks and giant manta rays to unusual lobsters and corals. Our granddaughters loved the "hands on" displays and we all enjoyed the beautiful seashells. There is a cafe right next to the whale shark tank so it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

It's such a awesome feeling to see those Manta Ray and Whale Sharks, what a great experiences. not only marine lifes you can see but there are also the shows, whales, dolphins, the view and all those souvenirs, toys and dolls that hard to resist buying. didn't want to leave.. will surely come back visit again.

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Additional Information about Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

Address: 424 Ishikawa | Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, Kunigami-gun, Motobu-cho 905-0206, Okinawa Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 980-48-2741
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kyushu-Okinawa  >  Okinawa Prefecture  >  Kunigami-gun  >  Motobu-cho
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

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