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Kume Island Sea Turtle Museum (久米島ウミガメ館)

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Museum / Science Museum

The Kume Island sea turtle building is a museum and display facility dedicated to sea turtles, which is located on Oujima Island in Kumejima District. The facility breeds sea turtles (which are on the verge of extinction); visitors can get a close view of sea turtles swimming about in large tanks; and there are display panels and videos providing information about their natural habitat; the facility also holds occasional special events when visitors can have the opportunity to handle turtles themselves. The facility also has displays of over 2,000 shells from different shellfish found in Kume Island.

place

Okinawa Pref. Shimajirigunkumejimachou Oku 170 (Kume Island / Kerama IslandsArea)

phone 0989857513
place

9:00-17:00(Latest entry16:30)

Review of Sea Turtle Museum of Kumejima

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/02/14 Meh...
I personally prefer to see turtles in the ocean but I was nearby so I figured I’d check it out. Entry was only 300 JPY, which is good value. There were some turtles in very small pools which I was...
Reviewed:2019/01/06 Poor turtles
Sea Turtle Museum was just another example of Japan not being big on animal rights. It was a short and depressing visit to see the poor creatures boxed in aquariums barely big enough for them to...
Reviewed:2016/10/24 Sea turtle museum
The sea turtle museum of kumejima os a small but nice attraction of the island. Nice pools of differents types of turtles, however not really foreigner-friendly with no English subtitles.

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Details

Address
Okinawa Pref. Shimajirigunkumejimachou Oku 170 [map]
Area
Kume Island / Kerama IslandsArea
Phone
0989857513
Hours
9:00-17:00(Latest entry16:30)
Closed
Tuesday
Fees
[Adult] 300yen
[Small/Junior High School Students] 200yen
Parking Lot
Available(27spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Not available
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes
Estimated stay time
0-30 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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          There is no Station nearby. There is no Bus Stop nearby. There is no Parking nearby. There is no IC nearby.
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