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Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

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Address: 424 Ishikawa | Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, Kunigami-gun, Motobu-cho 424-0005, Okinawa Prefecture
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The Best Part of Okinawa!

Free parking. Inexpensive entrance fee. Many free attractions! 200 yen for an all day shuttle!!! It's probably the best place to bring a family in Okinawa! There is just so much... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Free parking. Inexpensive entrance fee. Many free attractions! 200 yen for an all day shuttle!!! It's probably the best place to bring a family in Okinawa! There is just so much to see here! The movie in the theatre is quite entertaining, especially with the reveal at the end with the whale sharks! My daughter was just blown away the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is awesome ! So many different things aquarium, museum, shows , botanical garden , beach ...... .everyone will find is place . Sadly one staff musadvise me with the returning bus to naha which cost me a night over

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice aquarium ... Best seat in the house is at the ocean blue cafe where you can watch the whale shark, the main attraction. Head straight for the cafe and grab a table, and sit an eat some crummy cafeteria food while you watch the whale shark. Gift shop has a lot of cute stuff. Jellyfish exhibit was seriously lacking... More 

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Palatine, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium and the Ocean Expo Center are awesome! In addition to the Marine life the expo center has other sites including a cultural center, tropical plant exhibit, a authentic Okinawa village, and other attractions. A long drive but worth every moment. A must visit.

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Thank William H
Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Whale sharks, bull sharks, tiger sharks, manta's, box jellyfish....the list goes on. Really amazing aquarium, do not miss this if you are in Okinawa

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

At one stage, Churaumi Aquarium was the largest aquarium in the world. The highlight here would most definitely be the massive tank that houses three large tiger sharks and other fishes in the sea. It's awe inspiring indeed. The way the Aquarium is set up is you started on the top floor and you work your way all the way... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A short hop from Hong Kong is Okinawa and whilst a typhoon hit whilst there it did not stop us having a wonderful trip The Aquarium is part of a huge marine consevation area and is very comprehensive Having been to multiple acquaints around the world I was very impressed with the tanks and fish and coral held. It really... More 

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Amersham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The aquarium is made up of four floors, with tanks containing deep sea creatures, sharks, coral and tropical fish. The aquarium is set on 19,000 m2 of land, with a total of 77 tanks containing 10,000 m3 of water. The main tank is 35 metres long, 27 metres wide and 10 metres deep and holds 7,500 cubic metres of water.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ideal day out when it is raining! you could find that some tanks are busy, but that allows you to see a multitude of fishes. It would be interesting to have a display on the jelly fish and the man o war.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium with my daughter on 14 September 2016. I was expecting a basic aquarium alone, however it immediately became clear it is so much more! The aquarium alone is amazing, the best I've ever visited. However the entire complex was unlike anything I have ever seen. The beautiful gardens, the way the complex is designed... More 

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