This aquarium is where you can see a huge variety of marine life not found anywhere else. Churaumi means 'beautiful sea' in the local language and striking nature of Okinawa is spreading just before your eyes. The highlight is the massive Kuroshio Tank that shows giant whale sharks and some species of manta rays, which have been successfully nurtured in this aquarium.
There are a tank exhibiting corals, which uses sea waters directly pumped from the nearby area, and another showing deep-sea creatures from 100-700m below the sea level. Various hands-on programs to experience feeding and understand the Kuroshio current are available, which are enjoyable for adults and children alike. This spot belongs at the top of any Okinawa itinerary and absolutely one of the best aquariums in Japan.
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Airport/Sta.Naha Airport (about 58.8km) Google Transit
5.02 weeks ago
Massive aquarium! Great to bring family and friends. They have plenty of parking and it’s fairly easy to get around. Lots of different sections to the aquarium such as the main building, and outside of that they have a manatee pool, sea turtle pool, and a dolphin show. Also can there’s a cafe inside the aquarium where you can eat and sit next to the tank that has whale sharks which was great!
5.04 weeks ago
Japan is a very populated country. If you visit the Churaumi Aquarium you will be able to check it. It is true that it is a great attraction. Apart from their two whale sharks, there are endless aquariums with biotopes of marine fauna, and in front of them many Japanese eager to look, to take pictures with their phones. Those if, in the middle of the afternoon the corridors and rooms are tranquilized, and it is in those moments when you can appreciate the beauty of the fish tanks. I recommend it. And do not hurry to leave: it takes time to see everything in some detail.
5.0a month ago
I love this aquarium! It’s a good size and has plenty aquatic life to see. Their outdoor sea turtles, manatees, and dolphin show are free! However, seeing the whale sharks is worth paying to see the rest. Plus, the exhibits are all very beautiful and kid-friendly. There are seats near the giant whale shark tank, so you can sip and coffee and take in their majestic beauty. It can get busy on weekends with lots of tourists, so be prepared.
4.0in the last week
Great experience viewing the 2 whales swimming so close! The whale feeding was very interesting. The dolphin show is also great fun! Kids a wonderful time here!
5.03 weeks ago
Pretty amazing place. Seeing huge Whale Shark swimming just next to you (or above your head) is something that can't be missed. There's a cafe just next to the huge fish tank (with whale sharks and manta rays) where you can reserve a table by the tank window. Well worth it. Food isn't the greatest I've ever had, but the place is magical. Also the terrain around the aquarium is vast and entertaining. Don't miss live dolphin show! Great fun for the entire family.