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Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

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Open Now: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
General Admission to Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
From US$ 15.63*
General Admission to Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
From US$ 15.63*
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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

See this amazing huge tank consist of 2 large whales, manta rays and many fishes. Outside, dolphins tanks which you could view close up. Was there after 4pm, the entrance is slightly cheaper. Place closes at 8pm, so you can hang around and watch the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank marktI6875XU
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Aquarium is a must see for a first timer to Okinawa. The facility is well done with the attractions of a tropical sea and the large main tank with whale sharks. It is important to give yourself as much time as possible because the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank BYamamoto
Reviewed 5 days ago

An extremely entertaining and engaging array of sea life, manatees, whale shark, turtles and porpoises, oh my. It was very crowded during the first part of the aquarium, sometimes 3 or 4 people deep looking at a small tank of sea life but once you...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mhh_hlstr
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

First ting you see is this beautiful view and amazing garden! With some shops and restaurants. It is the Biggest aquarium in the world and it shows. The whaleshark tank was so cool! They have alot of fishes and information, also a shark aquarium! You...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Mrcrossiant
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not a fan of aquarium so this is a first for me to be intrigued by an aquarium. Even before reaching the aquarium, there's a lot of floral display outside and by a beach! Really pretty. Skip straight to the main aquarium with the big...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank miaoyee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can buy discounted tickets at some of the hotels. We paid 1660 yen at Hotel Maihama. The parking is some distance off the aquarium . You enter and encounter a starfish pool where you can touch them . Then you hit the indoor aquarium...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The display are similar to those big aquarium parks in Australia, US and Hong Kong. You get to see sharks, rays, big fishes and of course the dolphins show. The Japanese is meticulous in the layout of the displays and there is absence of back...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank AXA-India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let's get down to the main point...Whale Shark, 2 of them, HUGE, worth the hassle when getting to the viewing aquarium. The aquarium and park grounds are very nice (even despite me going in the rain). The prices are reasonable (except for the gift shop...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank David B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Can spend 2 hours or so looking around the aquarium. Nice structure facing the sea. Take the hip hop bus there as other transport will cost the earth

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Chan S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My mother really wanted to go to this aquarium. So we went. Through our hotel booking we got free entrance to the aquarium, which was nice. The biggest issue was getting to the aquarium from the hotel with no car. Approximately 2h one way (with...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Beth S
1 April 2018|
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Response from 971louisep | Reviewed this property |
Yes it has an ATM at the entrance. However, I don't recall if it takes overseas bank cards.
12 March 2017|
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Response from Elyse B | Reviewed this property |
Google maps states it's a 15 minute drive from the port to the aquarium. If the aquarium is all you're seeking, I'd recommend a taxi. Unfortunately, the information on taxis in motobu is in Japanese. Good luck, it's a great... More
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