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
One of the best aquariums I’ve visited! Seeing the whale shark appear from the deep in the largest tank was awe inspiring. While it was a bit hot the day we came, the dolphin show splash segment managed to cool us down! Great for kids and adults alike.
5.0a month ago
Amazing aquarium in Okinawa. Nicely set on the coast. Great place to visit if you have a family with children. Many different types of fish and marine life on display. The main tank has a whale shark inside. I have visited a few aquariums and this was probably the most impressive.
5.03 weeks ago
This place is well worth a visit. The whale sharks are amazing as the rest of the creatures in the aquarium. The grounds are huge and there are lots of other things to see and do. There is a cafeteria if you need any food or drink. Check the website for details about feeding times as this is very popular and it is quite a spectacle.
5.02 weeks ago
Great aquarium, suitable for all the families. Kids are so exciting to see all kinds of ocean creatures, especially those giant sharks. You can get cheaper tickets from car rental service or convenient stores close to the aquarium. I got mine from a Lawson nearby, 1660 yen/ticket.
5.0a month ago
Cool place! Aquarium is spread out over 3 floors, setup is extremely impressive and you don’t even notice how quickly time passes by.
Outside you have the manatee and turtle pools. On not rainy days you can explore the entire “Aquarium Campus” as I would call it. And the view on the ocean is breathtaking. Definitely recommended!