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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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Phone Number: +81 980-48-2741
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Wish people don't poke their fingers at the glasses!!

We got the bus schedule at Naha Bus Terminal / Tourist information. It's better to plan ahead otherwise will waste the time at the bus stop!! The Aquarium is a MUST to visit at... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We got the bus schedule at Naha Bus Terminal / Tourist information. It's better to plan ahead otherwise will waste the time at the bus stop!! The Aquarium is a MUST to visit at Okinawa. Don't forget to check at the specimens!!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place was amazing. Definitely the best aquarium I have ever been to. The only issue I had with it is that the manatees seem to be kept in tiny, dirty pools. As a manatee lover, this broke my heart.

Thank kelleyaelliott
SF Bay Area
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The aquarium itself is amazing! It's a world-class aquarium in a modern amazing facility with spectacular views. Unfortunately, they still offer dolphin shows and for this reason alone, I can't support this place. Otherwise it would have been a 5 star rating.

Thank Dr_Agos_MacIuca
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This aquarium is the most beautiful, mysterious place that I have never seen. It contains various of sea animals from fresh water to deep sea. When you first step into the aquarium, you will feel like you are diving under the sea. There are many big water channel which you can walk through to another place surrounding by the fishes.... More 

Thank Fu fu L
Taipei, Taiwan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited as a family and everybody liked this aquarium a lot. They have huge tanks of fish, each showing animals from different areas in the sea. It is fun just to stand or sit there and look at them swim around. This is a must-see attraction in Okinawa. The only thing they could improve is the fact that there... More 

Thank wife_of_fisherman
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love the big aquarium theatre, with the three giant whale sharks. Looking at them swimming in the giant tank is just so enjoyable. The whale sharks make great selfie background too.

1 Thank JSeng
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a visit. We liked the kuroshio sea area with the big glass panels. If you go after 4pm, there's a discounted rate. At specific timings, the observation deck opens up & a short free guided tour will be provided by the staff in Japanese. Good to see behind the scenes.

1 Thank TsyYum
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although a bit far from where most other attractions are, it is worth driving there to visit this aquarium, particularly if you want to see the big whale shark in action. There is a huge tank and we can enjoy admiring how the behemoth swim and eat. Apart from the whale shark there are other interesting sea-creatures and fish you... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This aquarium is really awesome and a must see when you are in Okinawa. It is quite a bus trip to the North of this island but the aquarium makes it all worth it. You can spend easily 2.5 to 3 hours and not be bored. It reaches its climax at the end where a big aquarium multiple whale sharks,... More 

Thank Wursie
Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is truly a well designed aquarium and definitely worth a visit. I tried to rent a car to drive from Naha to the Ocean Expo Park, but no cars were available. So if this is your plan, book early! However, my hotel told me about an Express Bus Service that could get me there in 2 hours - and... More 

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