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Kume Island Sea Turtle Museum久米島ウミガメ館

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.


Okinawa Pref. Shimajirigunkumejimachou Oku 170

phone 0989857513

9:00-17:00 (Last entry 16:30)

Review of Sea Turtle Museum of Kumejima

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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.

Reviewed:2016/10/01 A bit stark. The turtles don't seem to have much to entertain them
Not much for non Japanese speakers. The turtles seem to be in one big swimming pool with nothing to interest them or the on looker.
Reviewed:2015/01/07 Zabojad Exploring Japan
Wonderful place to visit and discover the Turtles, the Kumejima Sea Turtle Museum is a 30-45 minutes sight close to the Tatami Beach and offers several varieties of Turtles. Zabojad always delighted...

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Okinawa Pref. Shimajirigunkumejimachou Oku 170 [map]



9:00-17:00 (Last entry 16:30)
Adults300yen, Elementary and Junior High School Students200yen
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