Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, Motobu-cho

#1 of 254 in Zoos & Aquariums in Japan
Must see · Aquarium · Zoo / Aquarium
Situated on the site of the 1975 World's Fair, Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium continues to attract millions of visitors with its world-class variety of marine life. Touch tanks near the entrance of the three-story aquarium allow you to get up close and personal with starfish and seashells. Daily feedings and shows are open to the public; check ahead for relevant times. Make sure you stop at the massive Kuroshio Tank to see manta rays and giant whale sharks. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Motobu-cho holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Really enjoyed a lot at this attraction. Suitable for family recreation activity. A good photo spot. Still love it so much even though it had been over a year ago. Visited on June 2019.  more »
  • since the virus arrived the aquarium has been closed and recently reopened on the 1st of june. was very heavy rain but a few people were still arriving in the morning. if you live local but a season.....  more »
  • Took a lady friend here for a date. We both enjoyed the place, we got to see a lot of marine life for the first time because of the vast variety of sea creatures that they had. The place itself was clean and organized. It was big enough to explore for an hour or two but you can definitely sit down, have a conversation and stay longer to watch fishes, sharks and whales like we did. We had a magical experience and I know that with the right person you will too!
  • This aquarium is extremely knowledgeable about caring for their animals and educating their guests. I loved having a bite to eat next to the majestic whale sharks almost as much as I loved helping feed the dolphins and admiring the sea turtles. The season pass is definitely worth it if you're going to go more than 2 times in a single year and, trust me, with as many events as the host you'll wanna go more than once!

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