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Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

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Address: 424 Ishikawa | Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, Kunigami-gun, Motobu-cho 905-0206, Okinawa Prefecture
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One of the top 10 aquariums in the world !

It was to be one of the highlights of my Okinawan holiday. I came to see the whale sharks but was blown away by the amazing exhibits. Never have I seen so many species of sharks... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was to be one of the highlights of my Okinawan holiday. I came to see the whale sharks but was blown away by the amazing exhibits. Never have I seen so many species of sharks in one tank ! It was also a special treat to see rare creatures that live 100 to 200m deep in the ocean. Another... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's my second time here on my second visit to Okinawa. Basically, nearly everyone who visits Okinawa will visit here because it's one of the best aquariums in the world. It has a very large and tall tank with plenty of interesting marine life. There's also the dolphin show which runs at various times during the day. Excellent place to... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an amazing place that's built on a grand scale. They have amazing animals, from whale sharks to a touch pool. I have to say the manatees looked a bit sad and their environment is not at all enriched. We were there at the beginning of October but it was hot, and I'd imagine in the summer you'd need... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have visited several times over the years, the first time before the new aquarium was built. To me it's a reason to make the trip to Okinawa. They have a wonderful and changing collection and well done exhibits. The whale sharks and manatee rays are of course the main attraction, but other exhibits are almost more incredible. I recently... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As far as aquariums go, this place has it all. From a petting pool, to dolphin shows, manatee and turtle exhibits to three whale sharks. Additionally, there is a theater that shows three film programs: “Life in Churaumi,” “Okinawa’s Kuroshio Sea,” and “Okinawa’s Coral Sea.” The films are narrated in Japanese but there are translation headsets available for English, Chinese... More 

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Kitanakagusuku-son, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The aquarium is my most requested destination by out of towners. It's the second largest in the world! I wonder how large the #1 one is in Atlanta? It's a long drive but you can explore Nago and the vicinity as part of the journey. I've been here five or six times over the two times I've lived in Okinawa.... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had great time in this unbelievable aquarium. It's just surreal moment with this ocean creatures. Beautiful coast also make you feel best.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were with wheelchair, different Åge of children and all had a wonderful experience. Extremely well developed set-up.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2017

I am not a big aquarium fanatic but this place is amazing. The main tank is at least 150' by 150' and 40' tall. It is so big, there are two whale sharks swimming inside the tank. You can view the fish from three sides. There are many other fun exhibits but this is the prize. The aquarium sits on... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2017

We have been to some aquariums around the world and this is good but not the best. The area includes many things to do but the big aquarium was outstanding. Visiting the flower garden is a must to.

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