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
5.02 weeks ago
This is an excellent aquarium. There are many activities and many kinds of aquatic animals. Suitable to bring families and children to visit. There is an inside restaurant that can watch whale sharks closely which is free but must be booked and able to sit for 30 minutes. The external tribute has exhibited sea turtles and dolphins. There will be a dolphin show around. Which is free of charge.
5.03 weeks ago
Really fun place to visit. Many different exibits with all kinds of sea life. Parking was easy, entry was a reasonable price, and there were numerous food options. The gift shops are pretty big with lots of options. Staff were friendly and approachable.
5.0a month ago
Some aquariums are built for tourists, some for education, some for kids. This aquarium struck the perfect balance between all three demographics. The walking route is linear, so it's nearly impossible to get lost or separated from your kids. The tanks are numerous and nicely built. The fish are colorful and lively. Lots of interesting and interactive kiosks to attract the kids' attention.
Free parking garages. Elevators take way too long. You're better off folding up your strollers and tell your kids to use the staircases.
5.0a week ago
I loved the place it was as good as expected! It is a big complex of various pavilions with a wide range of species! Great shows and unforgettable memories
WISH TO GO BACK!
5.02 months ago
One of the most epic aquariums I've been to, housed in a grand building. There's so much to see if you take the time to stop and observe (plus scheduled shows). The staff are also very friendly and helpful, with help on hand for English or Mandarin queries.
Though because it's so epic, it's also the most crowded place in Okinawa.