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
5.09 months ago
My family and I are nearing the close of our one year pass and I'm a little sad. I take my boys almost every holiday they have off of school and they love it! My 11 year old groans a bit, but now that we've discovered the many other things around the aquarium, he groans less. They LOVE the ropes outside of the aquarium and we've gone to the planetarium a couple of times. I still need to take them to the village! There's so much to do in that whole area, it's really amazing.
The aquarium itself is pretty amazing. You start with a touch tank full of different varieties of sea stars. Large tanks with a huge variety of sea life stretch throughout and a huge tank with giant, slow-moving whale sharks I could sit and watch all day. The boys love the shark area, as well. Robby tanks that they switch out periodically for variety. Such a fun experience, though I won't renew our year pass. A year was enough for my kids, sadly for me, but I'm sure we'll be back to enjoy the other things around it, like the free dolphin show!
4.04 months ago
Under the Sea!?
Staff: All the staff were nice and accommodating and nice. The woman who was assigned at the star fishes area she will educate you on what kind of sea creature and what it does. Commend for her!!!
Place: I am so amazed with the place and it was so fun seeing under water creature.
4.02 months ago
Amazing selection of fish. Where else are you going to see whale sharks? That said, it’s hard to see amazing creatures like dolphins trapped in small enclosures. We went late in the afternoon which was an effective way to avoid the crowds.
5.010 months ago
Very impressive fish in the biggest tank. Less variety of aquatic animals than the Osaka Aquarium, but that is to be expected since this Churaumi focuses on Okinawa's marine life. The aquarium itself is very beautiful. Currently all the interactive activities cannot be used due to the prevention measures against the spread of the Corona virus.
5.02 months ago
Okinawa churaumi aquarium is one of the key places to visit when you visit Okinawa. It has one of the biggest tank in the world which contains manta ray, whale sharks and a variety of other fishes including the sharks. There is also turtles feeding facility available. The ticket is around 1800 if you visit before 4pm but if you visit after 4pm then the ticket price drops down to around 1300 yen. However you might miss the chance to feed the turtles if you enter after 4pm.