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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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Eat at the Cafe--kids'll go nuts

This is a great aquarium, well designed with a path through the exhibits that is designed to continue your delight. You progress to greater astonishment and amazement as you walk... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Tokyo, Japan
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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is a great aquarium, well designed with a path through the exhibits that is designed to continue your delight. You progress to greater astonishment and amazement as you walk the path, culminating in the giant tank with the whale-sharks and rays that houses a cafe with tables set literally against the glass. Your kids can be eating their rice... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The aquarium is quite large and well laid out with exhibits from reef life to deep sea. There is a very large tank in the center of the aquarium that houses several whale sharks, manta ray's and a variety of other marine life

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Very beautiful. The dolphin show was great. The aquarium is amazing you seem as if you're on a submarine. Food and other things are not over priced.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The aquarium is a little far out of the way from Naha, the city that has the main airport of Okinawa. The abundance of wildlife that they have at the aquarium is astonishing, but I did start to feel bad for the animals living in captivity. Even though they do have some of the largest tanks in the world, no... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Very varied displays with good lighting for photos. The main tank with the whale sharks is breathtaking. I could not believe that I was sitting at a table next to three massive whale sharks and manta rays eating food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

My son loves the large indoor aquarium tank with the 3 whale sharks swimming amongst thousands of fishes. The diver was in the tank feeding the fishes and you can imagine the excitement as all the fishes are taking food from his hand. Beware of the crowd and go early to avoid the queue. There is also a free Dolphins... More 

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Roy, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

How can I tell you amazing! Picture the aquarium with 4 whale sharks, manta rays, tuna, and scuba divers! Imagine standing in the skeletal jaws and teeth of a giant shark! See Manatee feeding (so cool), a water show, great dining! awesome gift shop and well you just have to see, check around the area Lawson's sold discount tickets.+++++

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I have read and heard enough about this famous aquarium, so I've decided to include this on my itinerary when visiting Okinawa. Having no rental car, to come here by bus can be a real pain, so I opt for joining the local bus tour which included this place. That was a clever decision given how far away this place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Would definitely put this down as a not to be missed attraction if you are on okinawa. Its a pain to get to on public transport but handy with rental cars. The aquarium and the dolphin shows are top class. Kid friendly too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Wonderful Aquarium that is huge and is time well spent. If you're in Okinawa, I recommend making a stop here.

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