Get an Insight into the Vast Waters Surrounding Okinawa at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Located in the Motobu area of Northern Okinawa, Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium is a popular tourist destination, visited by more than 3 million people each year. Under the concept of “encountering the waters of Okinawa,” the aquarium is home to around 740 species and 21,000 marine creatures. The facility starts on the third floor, taking you through the shallow waters down into the deep sea as if you were diving. The tanks entitled, Sea of Coral and Sea of Tropical Fish, allow natural sunlight and seawater into them to depict scenes of the tropical sea without compromise. The main tank, Kuroshio Sea, which is impressive in size with a depth of 10 meters, length of 35 meters, and width of 27 meters, draws the highest acclaim from visitors. In the Kuroshio Sea, which is one of the largest tanks in the world, 8.6-meter long whale sharks, as well as reef manta rays, swim about leisurely. Be sure to get a clear view, not only from the front, but also the top, sides, and other angles. Undoubtedly you will feel the force of the sea and the marine life in Okinawa that is overflowing with diversity. From the shallow waters to the deeper offshore waters of the Kuroshio Sea, and further down into the deep sea, the various forms of life in the sea continue to captivate our hearts.