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Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

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Open today: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
General Admission to Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
from $15.54*
General Admission to Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
from $15.54*
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424 Ishikawa | Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, Motobu-cho, Kunigami-gun 905-0206, Okinawa Prefecture
+81 980-48-2741
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Reviewed yesterday

When you first enter the aquarium it appears to be like any other. The displays are nicely arranged, the fish and sealife wonderful...however once you enter the tank room - the experience changes into a once in a lifetime experience. The whale sharks are incredibile...More

Thank CapsFan19
Reviewed 3 days ago

It's worth the headache of getting here just to see the whale sharks. We visited Osaka Aquarium a few days earlier, but were glad we came here, too. They have a different feel about them. Manatees, dolphins, rays, bioluminescent fish, sea lions, they're all here...More

Thank yalibrarian
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the nicest aquariums I have visited in a long time. Very well maintained, plenty of things to see and do. The main tank contains two beautiful Whale Sharks and a large assortment of fish, which again all look really healthy. There...More

Thank Mike L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Come early since the aquarium gets kind of full around 10/11 am. You need about 1 to 2 hours for the aquarium itself. Dolphin-Shows are at 11 am and 2 pm. Better be there a little earlier if you want a good seat. After the...More

Thank Your_Boy_from_Tokyo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Would recommend getting there when they open. This place fills up quickly. Started off in the main bldg where there was lots to see. It was an indoor facility that has several small exhibits, small restaurant, gift shop, and giant tank with sharks and whales....More

Thank cipollavin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There was a whale which was extremely big. Definitely worth visiting, but it is at the furthest part of the island and slightly inaccessible. Many ocean creatures to see but it would be good to plan other itinerary or sites to visit in the area...More

Thank ongtingyong
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visitet a lot of aquarium in Europe and this One shoked me ... People are disrespectful and there are some area where you can touch some fish that's terrible. Children and adults knock against the tanks, shouting ... Zero f... Given ! The aquarium...More

Thank Melissa M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely one of the best aquarium I've seen so far! There are so many different species of marine life and they are all well organised. They even have a sections showing the various different species of sharks and their history. Their activities heve both outdoor...More

Thank Kongzi8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This aquarium is one of the best place in Okinawa. The activities are both outdoor and indoor. The show, tanks, displays and place nearby are worth to visit all. At least half day is needed for this place.

Thank space_eagle9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Aquarium in July with 2 kids/ Teenagers, and it was really impressive. There were many visitors, but everything is wide so that you don‘t feel the crowd. At the beginning of the visit there is the possibilty to touch sea stars. The...More

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Beth S
April 1, 2018|
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Response from Louise P | Reviewed this property |
Yes it has an ATM at the entrance. However, I don't recall if it takes overseas bank cards.
March 11, 2017|
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Response from Elyse B | Reviewed this property |
Google maps states it's a 15 minute drive from the port to the aquarium. If the aquarium is all you're seeking, I'd recommend a taxi. Unfortunately, the information on taxis in motobu is in Japanese. Good luck, it's a great... More
September 12, 2016|
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Response from abyssau |
Evening Ladies and Gentleman, Thank you kindly for your responses. The are both timely and detailed. In regards to the rental car, that is not a bad idea - since I am coming from Australia, we drive on the same... More