Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, Motobu-cho

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#1 of 264 in Zoos & Aquariums in Japan
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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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  • 今や沖縄旅の定番スポットとなっている人気の水族館です。 沖縄周辺の海域を中心に、主に熱帯~亜熱帯の海水魚や海洋生物を展示しており、中には深海魚も展示されています。海洋生物の研究も盛んで、水族館では主に海洋生物の展示が主体ですが、別の建物(総合休憩所(美ら海プラザ))では骨格を始めとした標本や生態・生殖に関することを学ぶことが出来ます。 特に目を見張るのは、何といっても巨大な水槽に悠然と泳ぐジンベイ...  more
    今や沖縄旅の定番スポットとなっている人気の水族館です。 沖縄周辺の海域を中心に、主に熱帯~亜熱帯の海水魚や海洋生物を展示しており、中には深海魚も展示されています。海洋生物の研究も盛んで、水族館では主に海洋生物の展示が主体ですが、別の建物(総合休憩所(美ら海プラザ))では骨格を始めとした標本や生態・生殖に関することを学ぶことが出来ます。 特に目を見張るのは、何といっても巨大な水槽に悠然と泳ぐジンベイ...  more »
  • A place you must visit while in Okinawa. I did not have a car so I took bus and taxi to get here, quite a ride. Its far from the main town in America village. The atmosphere was great, dont forget... 
    A place you must visit while in Okinawa. I did not have a car so I took bus and taxi to get here, quite a ride. Its far from the main town in America village. The atmosphere was great, dont forget...  more »
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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. You start with a touch tank full of different varieties of sea stars. Large tanks with a huge variety of sea life stretch throughout 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. Robby tanks that they switch out periodically for variety. Such a fun experience, though I won't renew our year pass. A year was enough for my kids, sadly for me, but I'm sure we'll be back to enjoy the other things around it, like the free dolphin show!
  • I love this aquarium. One of my favorites in Japan, for sure. The architecture is impressive. Very massive, looks like a modern ruin, in a good way! There’s a huge park outside, with tropical gardens, good to take a walk and appreciate the view, and has accessibility, lot of resting places. You can go to the beach directly. I don’t recommend go in a rainy day, if you want to enjoy the whole place.

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