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
5.0a week ago
Great aquarium, visit it if you time.
Schedule the trip to arrive there a few minutes before the dolphins show, so you won't have to wait for it after you leave the aquarium.
For those who like greenhouses and gardens, go to the Tropical Dream Center. You won't regret it.
Not many buses to get there. The place is a little bit far from other turistic sites, so there are not many restaurants near the aquarium.
4.0in the last week
Very busy so try to go when quiet or you will not enjoy. The main tank is amazing, shark research lab is also fun. The rest is good and for the price it’s very good value. It would be 3x the price in the UK or US.
5.0a month ago
Definitely the best Aquarium I have ever been to. They have adorable, little garden eels to satisfyingly faced manta rays to big whales! They have a humongous tank as well as lots of little ones too. There is a free park you can roam around in just outside the Aquarium. Had a lovely time watching the trained dolphins flapping around!!!!
3.0in the last week
Not sure that it fully lives up to the hype, I preferred Osaka's aquarium.
Okinawa's aquarium is too busy, too packed. We shuffled along with people in front and behind us, unable to linger too long as we would be holding people up.
Hard to take pictures with getting in people's way.
Great selection of sea life, and some truly impressive tanks (matched, if not even bested by Osaka's).
Make sure to see the turtles and manatees, outside the main aquarium if you can.
5.0in the last week
A lovely place to spend the day! For family fun or a romantic date—it’s a great spot. It does get very crowded, though, so keep an eye on your little ones.