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
5.03 weeks ago
What an exciting experience! The aquarium is wonderful especially the majestic sharks. The whole complex has a lot to offer: dolphin shows (check timing), manatees, different sizes of turtles and more. The campus is very green with huge beautiful trees commanding a breathtaking view of the ocean. A real plus for us visiting with a baby was the big and fun rope net playground. Our son climbed up and down the nets for an hour. Everything wad very well secured and padded for kids as expected from the Japanese. Overall it was a memorable experience.
4.02 weeks ago
The big tank is amazing. Plenty of different spots or angles to view the marine life no bunching up around "the best spot" because all views are really great! The food is mediocre and really the only reason for the four star rating. Outside the aquarium are other venues as well so it can be a quick trip or all day event.
5.0in the last week
This place is amazing. Great for children of all ages. The only down side is that I wish it stayed open longer to experience the awesomeness of all longer!
5.0a month ago
So called one of the most famous sight seeing spot in Okinawa. Many foreigners and tourist visited there.
When we visited there, they held photo taking for free.
Whale shark is the most famous sea creature, but also you can find many other interesting exhibited animals.
You may find it interesting that they offer evening ticket, if you enter later then 4pm you can receive discount.
5.0a month ago
So much to do...take two days there and enjoy. Very crowded on holidays...be sure to check local calendars. Totally recommend for all ages. Large rope bridges for kids 6 - 12 yo when they need to burn more energy.