Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium which includes marine life and interior views
Marvel at huge whale sharks in one of the world’s largest aquariums at this marine centre that recreates the aquatic environment of Okinawa’s waters.

Take the family on an unforgettable trip to Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, a vast undersea world teeming with whale sharks, rays, corals and tropical fish. Watch aquatic shows, learn about Okinawa’s marine life and touch a starfish.

The aquarium has 77 tanks spread out over four floors. Start on the fourth floor by looking down into the large, open Coral Sea Tank. Try to spot some of the sea creatures that live there, including spanner crabs that spend a lot of time buried in the sand. Visit the Touch Pool on the third floor and reach out and touch sea cucumbers and starfish.

The aquarium is famous for its Kuroshio Sea Tank located through the second floor to the first floor. The enormous container is 89 feet (27 metres) wide, 115 feet (35 metres) long and 33 feet (10 metres) deep. Through the large acrylic glass panel, you can see whale sharks, zebra sharks and manta rays.

Learn about life at the bottom of the ocean by visiting the exhibits on the first floor. Observe creatures that glow in the dark and see the giant squid specimen that is more than 20 feet (6.35 metres) in length. Throughout the day, you can listen to free informative talks about ocean life, and watch sharks and rays being fed.

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium is open every day except the first Wednesday and the following day of December. Admission charges apply with discounts for a group with more than 20 people and reduced cover after 4 p.m. After your visit, watch a free dolphin show at the nearby Okichan Theatre and view more porpoises at the Dolphin Lagoon. Visit the aquarium’s official website for details of fees and events.

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium is located in the Ocean Expo Park complex within the Motobu District. It is a 2-hour drive from Naha Airport, and you can park in the on-site free lot. You can also reach the aquarium by bus, which takes about 2.5 hours from the airport.

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4.5 out of 5
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Royal View Hotel Churaumi
Royal View Hotel Churaumi
3 out of 5
938, Ishikawa, Motobu-cho, Kunigami-gun, Motobu, Okinawa-ken, 905-0206
The price is RM528 per night from 18 Dec to 19 Dec
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18 Dec - 19 Dec
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Motobu. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (999 reviews)
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Reviewed on 8 May 2022

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