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“Dream come true”

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
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General Admission to Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Ranked #1 of 54 things to do in Motobu-cho
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

It's an amazing experience to finally visit the famous aquarium and it is simply spectacular! Be prepared to 'fight' for the good spot when you visit there because there are throngs of locals and foreign tourists alike who wants the best spot especially during the feeding time.

If you have free time to spare, find a spot inside the restaurant (try your best to get the spot right next to the aquarium glass), order a drink and just sit down and watch the whale sharks, sting rays and other amazing sea creatures swimming by you.

Thank SweePing_Y
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

This Aquarium was one of the places that I looked forward to visit when I am planning my trip to Okinawa.

Finally, I get to visit the tank with the three big whale sharks. Initially, I was excited! However, that wears off fast once I realized how small the tank is! For three whale sharks to swim in that small tank, I really start to feel sorry for them.

Started as a happy visit, ended with a sad one.

Thank Ng G
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

I love aquariums! I have visited all the top aquariums in the world including the ones in Dubai, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. This is without a doubt one of the best and most amazing aquariums in the world, their dolphin show is also pretty good but is usually in Japanese.

Thank faisalm88
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

It's best to rent a car in Okinawa or otherwise travelling by bus will be very inconvenient.

This aquarium is a must. Having been to a number of aquarium in other countries such as New Zealand, Singapore, etc, this is the best aquarium. Amazed by the size of the aquarium, the type of species, and the beauty of the fishes swimming in the aquarium.

Please ensure to give yourself at least half a day to spend there.

Thank vwell_1999
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Reviewed June 1, 2013

The Churaumi Aquarium is only ONE of the attractions in this wonderfully unique park.

Overall, the aquarium offers perfect examples of the underwater life around Okinawa. It is well designed, clean, has clear signage, and the staff was wonderful.

I toured with my son, daughter-in-law, 2 year old granddaughter and infant grandson. My daughter-in-law said the Mom's Nursing Rooms were fabulous. You can warm bottles, change baby, and breastfeed in private. She said the fan that was provided was very nice on a hot day.

Be prepared for LOTS of walking. While there are many elevators, escalators, etc. - there will still be uphill walking. The weather was very hot. As long as you stay hydrated, take your time, and take a few breaks in the shade, you should be fine.

Thank Linda23238
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