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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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Representatives tourists destination of Okinawa. When visit Okinawa, Be sure to visit the place. The disadvantage is crowded. 오키나와의 대표적인 명소 방문해 볼 것 추천 거리가 나하에서 멀다는 단점은 있음 주차는 P7... read more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Representatives tourists destination of Okinawa. When visit Okinawa, Be sure to visit the place. The disadvantage is crowded. 오키나와의 대표적인 명소 방문해 볼 것 추천 거리가 나하에서 멀다는 단점은 있음 주차는 P7 지역에 하는게 수족관에서는 가까움

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Hong Kong, null, Hong Kong
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous aquarium. Comparing to the other aquarium in other places, this is one of my favourite one. The whale shark is so spectacular and friendly. If you bring a kid, he/she must live it. You can easily get a picture with any of the three whale sharks with the specially design setting through various angles.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Impressive to see the aquatic life in the pool. There was a cafe that could sit next to the sea life and watched them swimming upfront. When you watched for a while, you would see three big whale sharks simply circulating the pool round and round. Its sad to see them which should be swim freely at the ocean. This... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

highly recommend going around 15:00 and seeing all the shows. fantastic. After 16:30 the aquarium gets a little cheaper and you can see all the fish there. Personally i liked the show more that the aquarium . The show is free and the car park is free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It really was amazing to see whale sharks in this aquarium. It's a rare sight to behold. The lunch area is right next to the whale shark area so if you have the time, eat there and enjoy a once in a lifetime view.

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Yomitan-son, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As a resident of Okinawa, the aquarium was not only a family favorite but also at the top of the list for visiting friends and family. No one is ever disappointed. If you live on the island, take the time to buy an annual pass. Guides and information are available in several languages, and many staff members speak some small... More 

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Burnsville, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Churaumi as part of a day tour which was long and tiring. However, this is still worth it to see this beautiful place. The building and grounds go on and on and on. And there were accommodations for people with mobility issues. There are moving sidewalks, escalators and elevators. The giant wall of plexi viewing area near the... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful aquarium with lost of information regarding sharks,whales and different kind of fishes...perfect place for aquatic animals lovers

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You will spend at least 2 hours there. There are two big shark wales, never seen them on any aquarium I've visited before.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our 3 year old loved this and we actually went back twice. It was a Japanese holiday when we went so a lot of people, so be aware as it can get very busy. We've been to a number of aquariums and zoo's and the like in Japan and most of them I have to say are pretty poor, average... More 

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