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“Aquarium with a stunning view of the sea.”

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
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General Admission to Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Ranked #1 of 54 things to do in Motobu-cho
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

I joined our company trip to Okinawa and one of the attraction in our itinerary is Churaumi Aquarium. I was struck by seeing the great whale sharks that swims around the tank! It's my first time to see them face to face and it was an unforgettable experience. It was so gentle and huge! Some dolphins and other species adds a delightful experience for the young and old alike. The aquarium is set on an amazing seaside park with a view of a shallow reef and an awesome island view from afar. The dolphin show was an addition to the fun but the only negative thought about it is the Japanese language presentation which is not appreciated by people from other country like me. For photo enthusiast this place is one of the best place to be thought the time we were there is summer so be prepare for the extreme heat and bring along more fluids!!

Thank Byaheng-oldies
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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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