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
Visited on April 2019. This is such a wonderful places to visit, especially for those children. I spent 3.5 hours to walk around and enjoy their show and activities, like, feeding time! Shark Whale is real superstar here.
Tips. I entered the aquarium after 4 pm but I purchased ticket in advance. Anyway, I got refund due to the decreasing in ticket price after 4 pm.
5.03 weeks ago
I spent about 4 hours checking out the entire park! It's absolutely massive with the aquarium being the main focus. Obviously this is a must go for anyone visiting Okinawa so I don't have to mention that.
Try to go during off peak hours because while you'll be able to see the big tanks, it's the smaller tanks you'll have a hard time seeing because of the crowd. Overall there is a big collection of sea life here! If you get the chance watch the dolphin show as well! The stage was next to a dolphin tank where you can feed the dolphins or watch people feed them!
5.03 weeks ago
Amazing place to visit and take your children for a great learning and cultural experience. Many types of sea creatures, exhibits, food, and more. Outside and close by the aquarium your will find tons to do with botanical gardens, children's park and many animals displayed out of flowers. Buy the annual pass and return as much as you want in a year's time.
5.0a week ago
The aquarium is fabulous and advanced!
Never seen such a big ‘tank’ before in my life.
One little suggestion , please reserve ‘seats beside of tank’ and you can really enjoy relaxing a lovely afternoon in the aquarium
5.03 weeks ago
This used to be the biggest Aquarium in the world, its been overtaken now but its still very good. Watching the whale sharks while eating lunch is a highlight. Lots to do and see, cheap entry after 4 pm and set in Ocean EXPO park, which has lots more sights, gardens and kids playground s. Very good.