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
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.
5.0a week ago
Been here several times. A great place to see marine life. I specially adore the big fish tank which has all the big fish such as shark manta ray and so many other sea life. They also have touch area where you can experience the star fish, sea cucumber.
5.0a month ago
The aquarium is a must-see in Okinawa. Looking at the Kuroshio sea gives people a comforting effect. You can have a seat at the Aqua room and enjoy your time with the healing view. If interested, you can join a program and explore the sea tank from above. That's really a special experience. The park also includes many different areas like places for dolphins, sea turtles, and many others, waiting for people to explore.
5.0a month ago
Amazing aquarium with huge fish tanks! The largest basin with the great front is breathtaking. I recommend sitting in the cafeteria, to take some time to enjoy the experience. The coffee is good too. A must see when visiting Okinawa and perfect on a rainy day.
4.03 weeks ago
My second visit to the park. Still exciting and worth visiting because the fee was reduced if bought in convenient stores. The dolphin show was professional. A lot of souvenirs were available. The texture of the Tee was not my favourite. The Japanese food shop at the entrance was just average.