Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium


4.6 (55369)

424 Ishikawa, Motobu, Kunigami District, Okinawa 905-0206, Japan

This aquarium, one of the world's largest, features sharks, coral, fish, manta rays & more.

hourglassDuration: 02h30min

phone+81 980-48-3748

clockOpening hours

Mondays: 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM

Tuesdays: 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM

Wednesdays: 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM

Thursdays: 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM

Fridays: 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM

Saturdays: 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM

Sundays: 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM


55369 review(s)

Tanya Whangmahaporn a week ago

Amazing aquarium! The cafe can get crowded with wait times but it’s totally worth the wait! We were seated during feeding time and it was great! The deep sea exhibit was particularly interesting. There was little wait for the tickets but it was quite crowded (Saturday)


Danica C a week ago

Visiting this aquarium was a great experience for our family. The displays were captivating, showcasing a diverse array of sea creatures in their natural habitats. Our kids were especially thrilled to see the majestic whale shark up close, there are various spots to get different views. The entire visit was educational and entertaining, making it a must-visit destination for families looking to explore the wonders of the ocean. Tip: At the end of the aquarium, just before you get to the souvenir shop there is a spot where you can get your picture taken and they print it for free with a calendar. You also have an option to buy a regular size print and a digitall copy. Of course, we always end up buying it because they're just too cute.


KokoDoco a month ago

I love aquariums and zoo's and this place doesn't disappoint. Everything leading up to the whale shark is nice and easy to view even if it's a little busy. Plus the park where the aquarium is, is also very beautiful. You could spend the whole day there. Also buy your tickets at a nearby Lawson it's about 200 yen cheaper per ticket compared to buying it at the aquarium.


Brittany Hernandez a month ago

Love coming to this aquarium! There is so much to do between the aquarium and outside exhibits. The dolphin show is always great and is included with the visit. During cherry blossom season they have a few trees in their garden area. The kids love the jungle gym and playgrounds as well. If you’re feeling up to and have the time I highly recommend checking out the planetarium and museum as well. If you’re local then I recommend getting the membership because after about 2-3 visits it pays for itself.


Nic Tay 2 months ago

Amazing, spectacular experience. The whole aquarium was so interesting with both live and preserved specimen of aquatic life, even deep sea specimens. So much heart and thought went into the design of the aquarium. Parking lots are plentiful in the multi-storey carpark and free. The entrance fee is not expensive and totally worth it. There is an eatery next to the main tank where you can enjoy a beverage or some food as you watch the aquatic life swimming around. Go and sit down earlier for the dolphin shows as the crowd will obscure your view if you arrive too close to the show time. Overall a lovely experience. Would definitely come back again. The whale shark was the main grand attraction but I really enjoyed the manta rays and other beautiful sea critters.