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
5.0in the last week
This aquarium is extremely knowledgeable about caring for their animals and educating their guests. I loved having a bite to eat next to the majestic whale sharks almost as much as I loved helping feed the dolphins and admiring the sea turtles. The season pass is definitely worth it if you're going to go more than 2 times in a single year and, trust me, with as many events as the host you'll wanna go more than once!
4.0a week ago
It is a vast place, full of wonderful aquariums and a wonderful variety of marine life. It is better to visit in non-public holidays as it can get super crowded with families who bring kids. Ample information is provided in English, Chinese a d Korean ( though the special app of the aquarium, which is meant for tourists, is only downloadable on Japan registered mobiles). You can buy the ticket from your hotel in Okinawa for about 200¥ less (and also avoid the ticket-buying line)
4.0in the last week
My second time here at the aquarium but this time with an additional member in the family. My little one was excited to see fishes, dolphin, whale shark in real rather than drawings and story books. Although the aquarium itself is not very big, we've spent half a day at the park as well as the beach nearby.
4.03 weeks ago
Marine life was very great to observe and artifacts were very interesting! Many angles and viewpoints of the main tank are fantastic and make room for many great photos. The selection of fish to view is vast and every species is intricately described. If you're on Okinawa it is a must see.
5.0a month ago
The dolphin show is amazing and totally free! You can have lunch right next to the big tank with the whale sharks, and the food is not expensive at all. The aquarium is absolutely beautiful and a fair price. If you have the ability, definitely go on a weekday because it does get really crowded on the weekend