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沖縄美ら海水族館Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

  • Entertainment (Zoo / Aquarium / Botanical Gardens)
  • The northern part of the main island of Okinawa
  • Things To Do

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  • ClosedFirst Wednesday of December and the next day

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The northern part of the main island of Okinawa
424 Ishikawa, Motobu-cho Kunigami-gun, Okinawa 905-0206, Japan
  • Entertainment (Zoo / Aquarium / Botanical Gardens)
Opening Hours
[October-February] 8:30-18:30, [March-September] 8:30-20:00
First Wednesday of December and the next day
Date of post:2015/06/18

Must-go place in Okinawa

  • Animal Appreciation
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This aquarium is a must-go place in Okinawa.

It’s located within the Ocean Expo Park, so if you are going to visit the aquarium, it would be best to park at P7 multistory parking lot. If you park at P1, you would have to walk more than 1km to reach the aquarium so be careful!

The main tank, called “Kuroshio no Umi (Kuroshio Sea)”, has whale sharks and manta rays kept alongside other fish species.It is no doubt that the elegant movements of the sea creatures will fascinate you. Also, if you are lucky, you might even get to see when the whale shark is fed. The feeding happens twice a day, so if you want to see this, check the feeding schedule beforehand. There is also a “Behind the Scenes Observation Course” of the Kuroshio Sea tank, in which you can view the tank from a bird’s eye view. You can walk right above the tank where there is an area covered with glass.

Many more programs are available at the aquarium, so be sure to check them out.

Near the exit of the aquarium, there is a souvenir shop. You can buy the aquarium’s original products such as snacks, stuffed animals, T-shirts, and stationaries.

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