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Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

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424 Ishikawa | Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, Motobu-cho, Kunigami-gun 905-0206, Okinawa Prefecture
+81 980-48-2741
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424 Ishikawa | Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, Motobu-cho, Kunigami-gun 905-0206, Okinawa Prefecture
+81 980-48-2741
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A long drive north of Naha, Churaumi Aquarium is a must-see for tourists of all ages, especially those who are into indoor fun, and those who have not seen whale sharks and manatees in their life. This place houses a large number and great varieties...More

Thank fgmoria
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Okinawa Aquarium is massive. But maybe that's because I haven't been to an aquarium in a long time. It's several times bigger than the Pineapple Park and 100 times more interesting. Getting There From Naha, it's a long drive North.  Public transportation, again, is not...More

Thank blorgDOTorg
Reviewed 1 week ago

The center of site is a large indoors tank. Enormous holds two 30' long whale sharks and many other species fish, sharks, sting rays, manta rays etc.

Thank daniel588
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here with family, and was amazed at how much there was to see. While some of the exhibits are small, the massive indoor aquarium with a huge whale shark makes it all worth it.

Thank KimberlyDavid
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go there, even just for once ... We came here full of expectations, only to leave disappointed and sad. The aquarium is sited at the northern end of Okinawa, a good hour drive from Cape Manzamo, or almost 2 hours from Naha city. The little...More

Thank DDD999
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is amazing, one of the biggest in the world, it has a huge indoor display that has whale sharks amongst others. There is a huge outdoor area and they have impressive shows with dolphins through the day.

Thank Marty B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Churaumi Aquarium is part of the larger Ocean Expo complex. We've been to many aquariums in the world but this one certainly stands out thanks to the two huge whale sharks that reside here.

Thank TL_HongKongTraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing aquarium loads to see there. It was a little crowded but that's to be expected with an attraction like whale sharks. Very cool to see such large animals up close but it's just kind of sad to see them swim in circles all day...More

Thank Zack T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love zoo and anything nature related and so this aquarium is 5 stars for me! Love the deep sea section as it's not available in my country. Majestic whale shark as per my picture. Good place for kids and spending 2 hours here up...More

Thank bonchua
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don't like aquariums on the whole. However, the whale sharks are amazing and worth seeing. It is a good place to take children. There are other things to see at the expo park so a family can spend the whole day in the area.

Thank Louise P
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12 March 2017|
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Response from BB55Fan | Reviewed this property |
I would think a taxi is the best way. We visited friends while in Okinawa so we had access to their cars.
13 September 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
8 September 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