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Churaumi Aquarium is located in Motobu peninsula, Northern part of mainland Okinawa. They have one of the largest water tanks in the world and they exhibit many sea creatures including tropical fish and deep-sea fish in the tanks recreating the ocean of Okinawa. Of the sea creatures, whale sharks and Alfred mantas swimming around is especially spectacular. You can see the mysterious world of the ocean. Since there are also many workshops and dolphin shows, this is the famous sightseeing spot in Okinawa where you can spend the whole day.
- 424 Ishikawa, Motobu, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa
- Contact No.
- 1 hour and 30 min-bus ride from Naha Airport by express bus bound for Nago Bus Terminal, transfer at Nago Terminal Bus Stop to route bus No.65, 66, 70, after 1 hour-bus ride, get off at Kinen-koen-mae Bus Stop, 5-min walk from the bus stop
- Opening Hours / Holidays
- 8:30-20:00 (Closes at 18:30 from October to February）
Closed: first Wednesday and the next day in December
- Official Website
- Admission fee
- 1,880 yen for Adults, 1,250 yen for High school students, 620 yen for Junior high and Elementary school students, Free for children younger than age 6
※ Some information is displayed in Japanese and machine-translated English, which may not be accurate.
For the latest information, please check the official website for each spot.
Most popular water tank: Kuroshio Sea Tank
The main highlight of Churaumi Aquarium is Kuroshio Sea Tank. 16,000 sea creatures of 70 breeds swim in this tank and you definitely can’t miss the whale sharks. Feeding time is at 5:00 and 17:00, and inhaling the food with 100 liters of sea water around is an overwhelming sight.
Coral Sea: water tank in beaming sunlight
In Coral Sea, they use a system that pours fresh sea water directly from the ocean nearby. You can observe real life of corals that live in the ocean of Okinawa from the deck above the water tank.
Spectacular dolphin show
You can also enjoy the dolphin show in the Kaiyohaku-koen (park) where Churaumi Aquarium is located. The adorable dolphin shows in front of the blue ocean are held at 11:00, 13:00, 14:30 and 16:00 everyday and is a must see.
Let’s touch the sea creatures at the workshop!
The many workshops is another feature of Churaumi Aquarium. In the section “Creatures of Ino”, you can touch creatures that live in shallow waters such as starfish and sea cucumbers. The word of “Ino” means “shallow coral reef” in the Okinawan language.
Restaurant where you can rest and watch fish
In Churaumi Aquarium, there is a cafe you can drop by casually. In both restaurants “Ocean Blue”, where you can enjoy eating beside the large “Kuroshio Sea Tank”, and “Restaurant Ino”, where you can see the outstanding view of Okinawa ocean, window seats are popular.