Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

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Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium featuring marine life and interior views

Marvel at huge whale sharks in one of the world’s largest aquariums at this marine center 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 meters) wide, 115 feet (35 meters) long and 33 feet (10 meters) 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 meters) 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 Theater 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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Centurion Hotel and Resort Vintage Okinawa Churaumi
Centurion Hotel and Resort Vintage Okinawa Churaumi
3 out of 5
938, Ishikawa, Motobu-cho, Kunigami-gun, Motobu, Okinawa-ken
The price is S$118 per night from 1 Oct to 1 Oct
Excludes taxes & fees
Situated near the beach, this hotel is steps away from Ocean Expo Memorial Park and Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium. Emerald Beach and Okinawa Hanasaki Marche are ...
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Hotel Orion Motobu Resort & Spa
Hotel Orion Motobu Resort & Spa
4.5 out of 5
148-1 Bise, Motobu, Okinawa-ken
The price is S$316 per night from 24 Oct to 24 Oct
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Bise, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Ocean Expo Memorial Park and Emerald Beach. Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium and Okinawa Hanasaki Marche ...
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Yukurina Resort Okinawa Umikaji
Yukurina Resort Okinawa Umikaji
3 out of 5
799-2 Ishikawa, Motobu, Okinawa
The price is S$197 per night from 24 Sep to 24 Sep
Excludes taxes & fees
Situated near the beach, this condo is within a 10-minute walk of Ocean Expo Memorial Park and Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium. Oceanic Culture Museum Planetarium ...
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Centurion Hotel and Resort Vintage Okinawa Churaumi
Centurion Hotel and Resort Vintage Okinawa Churaumi
3 out of 5
938, Ishikawa, Motobu-cho, Kunigami-gun, Motobu, Okinawa-ken
The price is S$118 per night from 1 Oct to 1 Oct
Excludes taxes & fees
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Hotel Orion Motobu Resort & Spa
Hotel Orion Motobu Resort & Spa
4.5 out of 5
148-1 Bise, Motobu, Okinawa-ken
The price is S$316 per night from 24 Oct to 24 Oct
Excludes taxes & fees
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Yukurina Resort Okinawa Umikaji
Yukurina Resort Okinawa Umikaji
3 out of 5
799-2 Ishikawa, Motobu, Okinawa
The price is S$197 per night from 24 Sep to 24 Sep
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The Villas Machidoya
3 out of 5
894-1 Azaishikawa, \N, Motobu, Okinawa
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Pine House in Churaumi
3 out of 5
751-5 Ishikawa, Kunigami-gun, Motobu, Okinawa
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Private Cottage Warami
Private Cottage Warami
3 out of 5
442 Bise, Motobu, Okinawa
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Hotel Yugaf Inn Bise
2.5 out of 5
1147-1, Bise, Motobu, Okinawa-ken
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Sou Inn Motobu
Sou Inn Motobu
3 out of 5
Ishikawa 801-6, Motobu, Okinawa
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Hills Churaumi
Hills Churaumi
2.5 out of 5
801-9 Ishikawa, Motobu, Okinawa-ken
The price is S$247 per night from 24 Sep to 24 Sep
Excludes taxes & fees
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