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Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

#1 of 45 things to do in Motobu-cho Features Animals
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 2 days ago

This is certainly one of the leading aquariums in the world, if not Japan, you can spend a whole afternoon here in both the aquarium and the surrounding sites. The displays are informative and they have a very impressive shark tank.

Thank Matthew F
Reviewed 4 days ago

The aquarium is located in the Northern area of Okinawa. There are four floors to the aquarium with some exhibits that you can touch the sea life and a dolphin/whale show. There are a few concessions outside and a restaurant inside along with a snack...More

Thank Ceritha1515
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

During our visit in okinawa, this place is a must visit while in naha, we took the coach from the tourist agency, wherein they pick up us at he hotel, it was a remarkable day in churaumi aquarium, so many things to see and explore,...More

Thank Hanes K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kids will love this aquarium. mine enjoyed the dolphin show very much and had much fun watching the fishes while having lunch at the Ocean Blue cafe besides the Kuroshio Sea tank on the 1st floor.

Thank cassypo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is both a happy and sad place. Seeing whale sharks swim around all day is quite distressing but you must tell yourself it's for conservation. The dolphin show is another kettle of fish! I watched it with sadness in my heart knowing that the...More

Thank JH72
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Churaumi Aquarium has been on my bucket list for a long time. This March I finally got the chance to cross it off the list. Its about 1 and a half hours drive from Naha, As my car pulled into the car park, I can...More

Thank dkao2500
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Impressive variety of marines species. Kids will be amazed and wow with all these species especially the whales. The only draw back is lack of restaurants choices, otherwise would be a five star.

Thank Veteranito
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're an adult and you've seen one aquarium, you've seen them all pretty much. This place is ok if you've never been to an aquarium. I have seen the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago and this one is comparable. We spent an afternoon here. It's...More

Thank B P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have to say that the aquarium provides you a lot of free demonstration to visit. Only few of facilities need to pay. I guess you will rent a car in Okinawa because it will be convenient for me. Thus, you can get a coupon...More

1  Thank chienwinston
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The actual size of the aquarium is amazing, and the whale sharks very impressive. Not sure though they might not need a bit more space... We went there on a Monday and there were thousands if people. The palce is worth a visit though, nevertheless.

Thank Marquitoz
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11 March 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.
12 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
7 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