First of all, I will briefly introduce the Churaumi Aquarium
It is the Churaumi Aquarium which you can experience by touching and watching the splendor of Okinawa sea brought up by Kuroshio, its beautiful Okinawa sea. A big whale shark monument welcomes you.
As soon as you enter the aquarium entrance, the sea of the coral reef of Okinawa welcomes you. It seems as if you are just looking at the real sea in Okinawa. When you are actually swimming near the reef, you can often see such a sight.
Near the entrance, there is also a touch pool that you can directly touch the sea cucumbers and starfish living in Okinawa’s shallow sea. I think children will be delighted too. Actually, even if you go to the sea, living creatures are a bit scary and can not touch.
The coral sea is really beautiful. Beautiful tropical fish swim in front of you. It is a sense of distance that you touch with your hands. It seems as if we are really looking through the sea. When it is a sunny day the ripple of light is very beautiful.
When you proceed, you will come to the area where many small aquariums are displayed. You can slowly observe the growth environment of the coral and the living beings living there. Dangerous creatures with poisons and small cute jellyfish can see various living things nearby. Jellyfish is swimming slowly and fantastically. You can easily understand Okinawa sea in a small aquariums.
Well, after passing the small tanks, it is a big aquarium swimming with whale shark and manta to finally be waiting. In the world’s largest aquarium, whale sharks and mantas swim together swiftly. It is only this Churaumi Aquarium around the world that you can see such a magnificent sight! You will be impressed.
Please see not only photos but also videos. It is a movie of a smartphone, so it’s a dark room and a bit poor image quality, but I am happy if you feel the impression of the Churaumi Aquarium.
The whale shark and the manta are swimming together. Did the size and power of the whale shark reach you? You will be touched by the figure that such a big fish sways quietly and relaxingly in the immediate vicinity. Next, I took a video from the lower angle nearer.
f you are lucky, you may be able to meet the feeding of the whale shark. That big huge swim and eats bait. It seems that they feed each other apart so that big whale sharks do not hit each other.
If you have time, please try resting at the cafe “Ocean Blue" next to this large aquarium. You can enjoy coffee and snacks while watching the fish swimming immediately in front of you. My daughter was also wonderful. You can not sit on the aquarium seat unless you book it. The receptionist is near the entrance of the cafe.
You can see such a fantastic scene not only in front of you but looking up.
Good rates of Churaumi Aquarium
If you are coming to Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, you would like to enjoy it with great advantage. Discount tickets are sold at convenience stores and Road station Kyoda etc., but there is a more advantageous charge. Regular fee is 1,850 yen for adult and discount ticket is 1,600 yen. However, if you enter from 16: 00 you can enter 30% discount at 1,290 yen. Even if you buy a discount ticket, the difference will be refunded at the window. Even if you are buying a discount ticket in advance and preparing it is okay.
Because the Churaumi Aquarium is a popular tourist attraction, it is quite crowded at noon. I’d suggest daring to go around evening. The closing time between March and September is 20: 00, from October to February it is 18:30, so you can enjoy it slowly evening. It is recommended to go in the evening with few people and admission fee is good.
There are a lot of souvenirs and goods that only here you can buy
There are many souvenirs and goods that can only be purchased here in the Churaumi Aquarium. There are lots of original goods from sweets, T-shirts, accessories, stuffed toys, stationery and so on and you may be at a loss what to buy. Just watching it is fun.
How was it. Although I could not explain here, there are many other places to see in the Churaumi Aquarium such as the back yard viewing course, the Churaumi Theater, the shark’s room and so on. Also near the Churaumi Aquarium there are areas such as the Sea Turtle Hall and the Manatee House where you can feel the Okinawa sea. Please take a look at this place.
- Address: 〒905-0206 424 Ishikawa, Motobu cho, Okinawa
- Car parking: wide free parking is available
- Telephone: 0980-48-3748
- Click here for the website of Churaumi Aquarium
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