Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, Motobu-cho

4.5
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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  • At first it looks like underwater Aquarium really went. But when I came in in the middle of a typhoon has been closed until the end of the aquarium did not look in detail. If you are travelling in Okinawa typhoon Typhoon after a hurricane than ever before. Even in the middle of the Typhoon is likely to be on the verge of shutting down.
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  • With 4-year-old daughter went to the early opening hours. Guests were delighted children and various mechanisms, but is tired of too many from the middle. Cafe located next to a large water tank is recommended. It is spectacular.
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  • My family and I are nearing the close of our one year pass and I'm a little sad. I take my boys almost every holiday they have off of school and they love it! My 11 year old groans a bit, but now that we've discovered the many other things around the aquarium, he groans less. They LOVE the ropes outside of the aquarium and we've gone to the planetarium a couple of times. I still need to take them to the village! There's so much to do in that whole area, it's really amazing. The aquarium itself is pretty amazing. Large tanks with a huge variety of sea life and a huge tank with giant, slow-moving whale sharks I could sit and watch all day. The boys love the shark area, as well. Such a fun experience, though I won't renew our year pass. A year was enough for my kids, but I'm sure we'll be back to enjoy the other things around it, like the free dolphin show!
  • Amazing, fun tourist location. Great for whole family and any time you have guests visiting the island. You can spend a whole day here if you're so inclined, exploring the gardens and walks. Or you can keep it short if you just want to hit the aquarium and cultural center. There's plenty of parking, as well.
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