【GT’s Okinawa Travel Report Part 8】Churaumi Aquarium


Hello, this is GT.

I will send you Okinawa travel diary part 8.

After enjoying the roadside station “Kyoda”, I came to Churaumi Aquarium. This aquarium was also good ♪

Churaumi Aquarium:basic information

Churaumi Aquarium is located in the northern part of Okinawa, about 2 hours drive from Naha Airport. Please check the location on the map below.

And the basic information of Churaumi Aquarium is as follows.

【Churaumi Aquarium】

Address: 424 Ishikawa, Motobu-cho, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa Prefecture
Phone number: 0980-48-3748
Opening hours: from 8:30 am to 6:30 pm (March to September until 8:00 pm, admission deadline 1 hour before closing)
Closed: First Wednesday of December and the following day
Admission: Adults 1880 yen, high school students 1250 yen, elementary and junior high school students 620 yen, under 6 years old free
Parking: Available
home page:https://churaumi.okinawa/en/

Regarding the parking lot, it is recommended to use the North Gate parking lot (P7 multi-story parking lot). Because it is the closest to the aquarium. Below is the street view of P7 multi-story parking entrance.

Highlights & fun

Because it is an aquarium, you can see a lot of fish. Below is a movie of about 7 seconds and 10 seconds. Please take a look.

Great whale shark

The best thing about this aquarium was the whale shark. With a body length of nearly 10 m, it is one of the largest creatures in the sea. It was my first time to see such a huge creature up close.

I took this photo from a distance.

This was taken from a very close distance.  How big!

Mega mouth shark

Weird creatures were on display.

It is a mega mouse shark. Well, this shark is big.

Look! It is a mega mouse as the name suggests.

Look! The mouth is so big when viewed from the front. It’s a bit gross.

There was a weird exhibit in the aquarium that resembled this shark. I will introduce that.


It looks similar!



Sharks are rare for everyone passing by. People who pass by were laughing happily. Thank you Mega Mouth!

Other highlights

You can also dine at restaurants, watch dolphin shows, and see cute turtles up close at the sea turtles. If you like the aquarium, you’ll definitely have a fun day visiting with your family or on a date!

will paste the URL of the Churaumi Aquarium homepage below again, so please take a closer look.

Churaumi Aquarium website
It was a GT that enjoyed such an aquarium. How was it? See you!


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