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
Took a lady friend here for a date. We both enjoyed the place, we got to see a lot of marine life for the first time because of the vast variety of sea creatures that they had. The place itself was clean and organized. It was big enough to explore for an hour or two but you can definitely sit down, have a conversation and stay longer to watch fishes, sharks and whales like we did. We had a magical experience and I know that with the right person you will too!
5.02 months ago
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!
4.02 months 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.
4.02 months 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)
4.03 weeks ago
Pretty cool experience. Definitely a lot to see. Got to see the whale feeding and dolphins. They have a huge space outside for kids to play and a really nice garden to walk around. Only thing that sucked was they only took yen in the restaurants. So if you are a tourist make sure to take out yen before arriving. There was no ATM in site.