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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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Phone Number: +81 980-48-2741
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Went with gf. We had a great time. I reccomend it. This is a must visit attraction in Okinawa. Yes, full of Chinese tourists, but its ok,

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

Went with gf. We had a great time. I reccomend it. This is a must visit attraction in Okinawa. Yes, full of Chinese tourists, but its ok,

Thank Adrián S
Puerto Escondido, Mexico
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Exciting place for both kids and adults, the only issue was the ATM does not accept foreign credit cards...so come with cash!!! you might be stuck like us with NO money! Most of vendors...food and gifts don't accept cards too.

Thank SenorBuffalo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This aquarium is huge. This is by far the largest I have seen in the Asia Pacific rim. The largest tank housed three whale sharks. Other species showing were interesting too. Every aquarium has some species that are specific to their area which cannot be found in other. You can easily spend 3-4 hours in this place if you like... More 

Thank skier101
Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's a great place. Has many fishes here. And I really like the Dolphin show. It's the best place that you shold go. It has many activies to do there.

Thank Darin R
Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Well, the best part of the tour is the very big tank where you will admire a lot of fishes and the whale sharks. It's really interesting and something you have to do if you want to spend time in a different way than going to the beach. I would certainly recommend it if you have kids, it's a good... More 

Thank Cris T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my hubby spent holiday in okinawa and before we end our holiday we tried to go to churaumi aquarium, & our tour guide is very helpful to translate and explain to us everything.. This place highly recommended to everyone many things to see and explore, especially youre having holiday with children definitely worth visiting..so many shows to watch,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very impressive exhibits with actual hands-on experience! Not to mention the free shows and exhibits inside the park! Highly recommended! PS - Discounted tickets available in travel service center on Kokusai Street!

Thank Brenda T
Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not your typical aquarium. It's an ultra-awesome aquarium. You're already on a beautiful island called Okinawa, but to go further and see an even more awesome aquarium makes it even better. While driving along to our destination, the sun was up but then all of a sudden here comes the wrath of GOD. Rain and wind shook our... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went there at 4pm with a ticket discount to avoid the heat at midday during August. We mainly came to see the aquarium with whale sharks so we have enough time. But it you want to walk around the whole park probably it will take a whole day. The dolphin pool, sea turtle pool are located near waterfront outdoor,... More 

Thank Shirley T
Seattle, Washington, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The aquarium is set in a park with many activities that cab almost make for full day visit. There is a free dolphin show, a nice beach to go swimming, an observation tower and more, quite a large area. The aquarium itself is beautiful: modern, great fish variety with Whale sharks and lobster weighting 15kg or 33lbs, and nice instructional... More 

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