Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, Motobu-cho

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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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  • In Buri two years 5th visit, first of all, one day only twice backyard tour there is no chance. At the left rear of the largest Whale Shark Aquarium entrance to the tour. Elevator is the rising tour start to the fourth floor. You can see from above the whale shark tank. The appearance is different. To see the Aquarium from the passage is a transparent plastic sheet and Web? So fish are hard to see. Was around ago, but can't. It was set up last year, more and more people lose things. The influence of the people which also has become a problem in the rental? It was little bit disappointed. Know earlier, is another recommended I can't. Differed in the way that went Singapore, Monterey Aquarium like a so can't say for sure, but I was beautiful like the sea.
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  • But far from the airport limousine bus from the airport facilities are available. The whale shark the biggest fish tank is still overwhelming. I'd seen too many times.
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  • While three years Buri to drive friends and went out. Rolling stairs from the entrance and views of the sea and beautiful flowers in full bloom, with many fish, I had a a cute and colorful world, I became excited. Under clear blue skies, and color of the flowers and the sea was beautiful. In saltwater Aquarium is a admission 1,850 yen. It was a source of ready cash. Jinnbei relax with a swim in a large tank, though the shark, Bimbo was the jinnbei shark of shrewdly swimming fish, sticking to the and was however not is. Illustrated guide to fish in the key point key point as the do not forgot to take the card. It becomes your sideburns. Tsubogawa station hotel car rental next to the train station, the taxi is going to, 10:00 to start. From Naha toll in fast, was in the sea, it took 2 hours. If I look at slow again, after two o'clock. I have no time or so, to see the show. Better to leave too early in the morning can afford at the time. And also on the highway, car rental and San to evening returns the car to the 4:40, 4:45 shuttle bus to the airport. To 6:20 the frog on ANA flights the evening eating Okinawa Soba at the airport, bought souvenirs, was rather a barely positive. And if you take more looking at Aquarium and Dolphin morning 8 o'clock hotels leave also good I thought. But I was able to go safely.
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  • Huge place! It's not just an aquarium, but also featured beautiful gardens with tropical plants, a nice beach, and a village with traditional Okinawan houses, among many other things. I was there for a whole day and could not finish seeing all of the places. The aquarium itself was also really cool - very big and had a lot of regional species which was great. The Okinawan waters are beautiful, and I'm glad I got to learn about them in detail!
  • This place contains amazing sea creatures. There are myriad of beautiful sea creatures that I have no seen before in my country. There are also the cute worm-like eel that is nice also. There are also manta ray and whale sharks which are pretty much their mascot and cannot be found in my country.
  • This is the best aquarium in the world I would say. It has amazing exhibits, informative staff and a litany of sea creatures. There is a tank so large that it holds two whale sharks. It is also the only aquarium in the world that actually breeds whale sharks. They have a dolphin show that is phenomenal. Included in the dolphin show is also a whale that swims around and does tricks. They have aquatic life that I have never seen at any other aquarium. There is a bioluminescent shrimp that shoots out glowing, blue liquid when startled.
  • Firstly it is worth knowing that discounted tickets can be purchased for the aquarium at any Lawson convenience store on the island. Parking was extremely easy, with several large parking lots. Grounds are immaculate, and there are beautiful views of the sea. The main aquarium was really wonderful, with so many great fish to see, and so much to learn. The main attraction is the largest tank, which holds the whale sharks and manta rays. It was great. There was also a café that was directly looking into the tank: well worth a stop! The downside was the outdoor tanks. This was where the turtles and manatees were kept. It was completely different to the main aquarium and these tanks were very small and dirty concrete tanks. We ended our day seeing these, which soured the experience. How such a wonderful aquarium can also have this area is a depressing puzzle.
  • By far the best aquarium I've visited! Love how they designed the tank where there's an area that resembles a showroom. The tank extends to the ceiling to allow fish to swim literally above you, which makes it pretty exciting when the pair of celebrity whale sharks make their round routine past the spot. My five-year-old was super delighted and begged me to take a ton of pictures of him, which is also a big deal because he's usually against taking pictures. Big moments that will last a lifetime!
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