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Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

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424 Ishikawa | Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, Kunigami-gun, Motobu-cho 905-0206, Okinawa Prefecture
+81 980-48-2741
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424 Ishikawa | Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, Kunigami-gun, Motobu-cho 905-0206, Okinawa Prefecture
+81 980-48-2741
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Aquarium was really beautiful with the ocean as its backdrop and an island in sight. It felt very spacious and relaxing as an attraction. There was a good collection of marine creatures and much to see in the aquarium even for a diver like...More

Thank huangchan
Reviewed 6 days ago

before going to the actual aquarium, i saw a breathtaking video of the whale sharks swimming peacefully in one of the giant tanks and was totally mesmerized by it. having high expectations and since i have not seen whale sharks in person, i was prepared...More

1  Thank guleta
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

it took around 1 hour to arrive at the aquarium from the hotel i stayed. the place is quite far but worth going. the aquarium is not too big but some of the collection is different from other countries. recommended for families with young children.

Thank deasy t
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife, 14 month old, and I went to Churaumi Aquarium at the perfect time of year, October. It was still warm and even hot when the sun was at its peak of the day. The exhibits are very tidy and well organized. The dolphin...More

1  Thank Travellingcello
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a nice place with lots of great scenery and photo opportunities with the ocean view. Dolphin show is free and great. Buy a soft serve ice cream from the shop behind the dolphins show; watch show eating ice cream, tastes awesome. Manatees are cute,...More

Thank Celina L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I cannot say enough good things about this amazing aquarium. It is a must see when you visit Okinawa!

Thank okica18
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Okinawa for the aquarium and we weren't disappointed. The highlight is of course the huge tank with whale sharks but the whole aquarium is excellent and very good value for money when compared to much smaller aquariums in the UK. A must see...More

Thank Clare M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best part of the aquarium is the huge tank featuring whale sharks and some big mantas. The rest is not so exciting

Thank Mats R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The aquarium itself is clean, well-organized, and staffed with friendly and helpful employees. It's small by aquarium standards, but with a wide variety of animals. We, of course, went to see the whale sharks above all else, and they were phenomenal to see in person....More

Thank krickett904
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the aquarium after 16:00. The tickets are cheaper and with a lot less people around, you get to enjoy a nice quiet stroll in the aquarium. No rushing around, no pushing, or tiptoeing, you get the best view of everything. You can even...More

1  Thank DrGruffalo
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I will be on a cruise that docks in Motobu. What is the best way to get to the aquarium from the port?
March 11, 2017|
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Response from joyance | Reviewed this property |
We rented a car from OTS from Naha thus it was easy to move around. Taxi maybe easiest if you are only going to the aquarium.
planning a trip to japan am i able to get to the aquarium easily from Naha or should i go to "motobu" or "nago" and stay the night? as i understand it, there is a 3 hour trip by bus from naha - is this correct? any advice on the best way to visit this part of the island would be appreciated.
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
Rania M
We plan to go aquarium on 13th morning around 8am.i want to know when does kuroshio sea open?is this possible to cover ocean expo park within 8-11.30?
September 7, 2016|
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Response from Arlia N | Reviewed this property |
the earliest you can go to the aquarium is at 8.30 according to the website. if you're only going to the aquarium, then spending 1-2 hours should be enough. You'll need more time to explore the whole expo tho, I'd say 4-5... More