Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

A Must-See Spot in Okinawa! See Whale Sharks Over 8.8 Meters Long and Reef Manta Rays at This Aquarium!

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Aquarium

“Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium” is a popular tourist spot, located in Okinawa’s Kaiyohaku Park. If you take the building’s escalator down from the 4th floor to the 3rd, you’ll find yourself at the entrance to the aquarium. The aquarium is designed as a “deep dive” into the ocean as you go down to the 2nd and 1st floors, so as you descend, a magnificent world filled with mysterious Okinawan ocean creatures unfolds before you!

Within the aquarium’s main spot, “Kuroshio Sea,” visitors can see whale sharks, which are the world’s largest species of fish, as well as the world’s first successfully bred reef manta rays. Seeing these types of fish, which can reach up to 8.8 meters in length, up close is a real thrill! The sights combined with the surrounding gentle blue light makes it feel like you’re floating through the ocean.

The “Sea of Coral” aquarium is filled with sunlight, and it hosts a large-scale coral breeding exhibition.
On the 1st floor you’ll find an exhibition of rare deep-sea creatures that have been collected from depths of 200m or deeper, giving the area a mysterious atmosphere.

The “Okichan Theater,” located right next to the aquarium, hosts dolphin shows several times a day.
Be sure not to miss these exciting and smile-inducing shows, featuring dynamic high jumps from dolphins with a blue ocean backdrop, funny dances, and choruses!

Highlights

  • See whale sharks reaching up to 8.8 meters in length and reef manta rays up close!
  • One of Okinawa’s most popular tourist spots.
  • Large-scale coral breeding helps reproduce the Okinawan ocean.
  • Relax and look out at the large aquariums at the on-site café.
  • A venue for dolphin shows and a plaza where children can play are located near the aquarium.

Videos

Photos

  • Aquarium’s main spot, “Kuroshio Sea”

    Aquarium’s main spot, “Kuroshio Sea”

  • Manta ray

    Manta ray

  • A Sea Turtle

    A Sea Turtle

  • Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

    Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

  • Exterior

    Exterior

  • Okichan Theater, dolphin shows

    Okichan Theater, dolphin shows

Reviews

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  • 陳芯玥(Sandy)

    沖繩古宇利島美麗的愛心石

  • 陳素貞

    海洋生物種類多,鯨鯊游起來看了很震撼,前前後後大概看了三四個小時。

  • 馮子雯

    來沖繩一定要去的水族館,地方很大很好拍,就像大海中的縮影一樣。

  • Hai Wang

    可愛的海豚被關在狹小的水槽中,看見它身上布滿著傷痕,只為了取悅人類,讓我們得到開心滿足。

  • 鄭品儒

    超大片的水族館玻璃光看就覺得很震撼,飼養的海中生物共750種,兩萬多隻海洋生物,很豐富!

  • Robix Chen

    沖繩地區最大的水族館,也是一定要來的景點,其中兩隻大鯨鯊是水族館的招牌,水中生物種類很豐富,海豚鯨魚的表演也很精彩。

Details

Name in Japanese
沖縄美ら海水族館
Postal Code
905-0206
Address
424 Ishikawa, Motobu-cho, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa
Tel
0980-48-3748
Closed
First Wednesday of December and the following day (Thursday)
Business Hours
Regular(October-February)8:30am-6:30pm *Last admission 5:30pm
Summer(March-September)8:30am-8:00pm *Last admission 7:00pm
Admission
[8:30am-4:00pm] Adults 1,880yen; High school students 1,250yen; Elementary and junior high school students 620yen; Free for Children under 6
[After 4pm] Adults 1,310yen; High school students 870yen; Elementary and junior high school students 430yen; Free for Children under 6
Parking Lot
Available (free)
Access
(1) About a 2-hour drive (by highway) from Naha Airport
(2) About 3 hours by highway bus from Naha Airport. Get off at the “Churaumi Aquarium” stop; from there, it is about a 10-minute walk to the aquarium’s entrance.
Official Website
Official Website (English)
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