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Busena Marine Park
Vacation Travel Guide

Take a trip to this offshore aquarium and discover the tropical fish, bright coral and azure waters of Okinawa. 

Ride in a glass-bottomed boat to spot colorful clownfish and yellow-brown wrasse at Busena Marine Park, the only underwater observatory on Okinawa.

Located at the end of a pier 560 feet (170 meters) away from the Busena coastline, this stunning observatory is one of the best places in Okinawa to truly immerse yourself in the island’s fascinating marine life.

While you wait on the pier for departure, purchase fish food from one of the dispensers. Toss it into the water and watch as the surface bubbles with the fish coming to eat. You’ll recognize the boat as it approaches, as it is painted to look like a smiling whale.

Climb aboard for a 20-minute tour of Nago Bay. Look down into the clear water below and see schools of blue damselfish, Moorish idols and angelfish, as well as popular clownfish. Look between the pastel fingers of coral and you might spot lobsters or octopus. The staff onboard are extremely friendly and knowledgeable, though their English is often limited.

The highlight of the marine park is the underwater observatory at the far end of the long pier. This large, cylindrical building goes down to 16 feet (5 meters) below sea level. Gaze out of the 24 round windows to enjoy 360-degree views of the local marine life. Watch as tropical and sub-tropical fish swim right up to the glass in front of your eyes.

Busena Marine Park is located in the middle of Nago Bay. Drive about 20 minutes south of Nago City or about 1.5 hour north of the capital, Naha. There is an admission fee for all ages that includes the cost of the glass-bottomed boat tour and a visit to the observatory.

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5 out of 5
1967-1 Nakama, Onna, Okinawa Prefecture
The price is $381 per night from Feb 3 to Feb 4

This family-friendly Onna hotel is located by the ocean, within a 5-minute walk of Busena Marine Park and Kariyushi Beach. Busena Beach and Kibogaoka Entrance ...

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"As an Expedia Gold member, the hotel gave me a room upgrade. The hotel was only 1 year old so it's good as new. The staff were accommodating and friendly. The concierge services was good. I enjoyed all the amenities especially the turndown service every night where they prepare hotel pajamas and ..."…"

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Okinawa Marriott Resort & Spa
Okinawa Marriott Resort & Spa
4.5 out of 5
1490-1 Kise, Nago, Okinawa-ken
The price is $127 per night from Jan 18 to Jan 19

This family-friendly Nago hotel is located near the beach, within 3 mi (5 km) of Busena Marine Park and Mission Beach. Nago City Hall and Cape Manza are also ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,003 reviews)

"If you are not well dressed the staff might treat you differently.. But the hotel itself is well equipped, it really is a high standard hotel."…"

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The Busena Terrace
4.5 out of 5
1808 Kise, Nago, Okinawa-ken
The price is $396 per night from Feb 15 to Feb 16

Nestled on the beach, this Nago resort is within 3 mi (5 km) of Busena Marine Park and Mission Beach. Nago City Hall and Manza Beach are also within 9 mi (15 ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (1,000 reviews)

"The property is located in very nice area if you are looking for nature. But it is very far away from everything else. The room deco is clean but definitely is not modern."…"

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The price is $465 per night from Feb 3 to Feb 4
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3 out of 5
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Best Western Okinawa Kouki Beach
3.5 out of 5
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The price is $79 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22
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Kanehide Kise Beach Palace
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